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Master of

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


Max Fried, DAOM

Kyungho Cho, DAOM

Kyung Oh, DC

Houng Park, Ph D

Huiling Tang, Ph D, L Ac

Dongming Fan, Ph D, L Ac

Azure Duan, Ph D, L Ac

Moon Lee, Pharm D

BoDanielle Park, Ph D, L Ac





All applicants to AUHS Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program must have earned a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, successfully completed coursework from an institution that is accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the US department of education, or in the case of international students, recognized by the appropriate agency in that country. Degrees issued by a foreign institution must be translated and evaluated as equivalent to a US degree.

Atlanta University of Health Sciences, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program is individually designed to enable each student to apply past academic studies toward a degree through our institution. The total number of required credit hours is determined from the amount of incoming credit earned.


The University's specialized programs with majors in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioner required sufficient training in the field to assure competency in the disciplines. In the process of fulfilling any degree program with the university, a student can earn degree in a given modality or training, subject to the curriculum requirements. This provides the student with credentials and the opportunity to apply their knowledge while completing the degree requirements.


Required credits hours:  A minimum of 163 total credit hours of a combination of academic, practical, seminars, workshops and/or clinical experience in a given field are required for a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree to be conferred.

Acupuncture Licensing and Employment in Georgia

The National Association for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM is a non-profit organization in the United States that aims to promote nationally recognized standards of competency and safety in acupuncture, Chinese herbology and Oriental bodywork therapy for the protection of the public.

Licensing Requirements
Georgia, just like a majority of states in the US, requires the NCCAOM examination or certification to become a licensed acupuncturist and practice acupuncture in the state. In order to be eligible to sit for the NCCAOM exams, an applicant must have graduated from an institution or program that holds a candidate status or an accredited status with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).


AUHS Status
Atlanta University of Health Sciences does not currently hold a candidate status or an accredited status with ACAOM. This means that even though the Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine program offered by AUHS is designed to prepare students to sit for the NCCAOM exams, AUHS graduates will not be eligible to take NCCAOM exams at this time until the University is able to obtain a candidate status with ACAOM.


(53 CREDITS / 795 HOURS)

O301 History of Oriental Medicine (1 cr)

O401 Principle of Oriental Medicine I (3 cr)
O402 Principle of Oriental Medicine II (3 cr)
A401 Meridian Theory and Point Location I (4 cr)
A402 Meridian Theory and Point Location II (4 cr)
T501 Acupuncture Technique (3 cr)
T502 Electro-Acupuncture (2 cr)
T503 Auricuar, Scalp, Korean Hand Therapy (3 cr)
T504 SAAM (Korean Five Element) Acu Technique (2 cr)
M501 Asian Body Work (Tuina, Qigong, Breathing Tech) (2 cr)
M501 Acupuncture Treatment I: NMS Disorder (3 cr)
M502 Acupuncture Treatment II: Internal Disorder (3 cr)
D501 Oriental Medicine Diagnosis I (3 cr)
D502 Oriental Medicine Diagnosis II (3 cr
P501 Oriental Medicine Pathology I (3 cr)
P502 Oriental Medicine Pathology II (3 cr)
L501 Oriental Internal Medicine (3 cr)
L502 Oriental Gynecology and Pediatrics (3 cr)

C601 Oriental Medicine Case Studies (2 cr)

(43 CREDITS / 645 HOURS)

B301 General Biology (3 cr)

B302 Biochemistry (3 cr)

W301 Medical Terminology (2 cr)

Y301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr)

Y302 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr)

W302 Medical Pathology (3 cr)

E401 Western Physical Exam ( 3 cr)

E501 Western Orthopedic and Neurological Exam (2 cr)

E601 Western Internal Medicine (3 cr)

E602 Western Gynecology and Pediatrics (3 cr)

E603 Current Medical Issues (2 cr)

R301 Nutrition and Diet Counseling  (3 cr)
R302 Public Health (3 cr)

R401 Western Pharmacology (3 cr)
R402 Laboratory Diagnosis (2cr)

R501 Clinical Radiology (2 cr)

G301 Ethics (2 cr)

G401 Counseling and Communication (2 cr)

G601 Practice Management (2 cr)

(29 CREDITS / 870 HOURS)

I501 Clinical Observation I (3 cr)
I502 Clinical Observation II (2 cr)
I601 Clinical Internship I (6 cr)

I602 Clinical Internship II (6 cr)

I603 Clinical Internship III (6 cr)

I604 Clinical Internship IV (6 cr)

(31 CREDITS / 465 HOURS)