Atlanta University of Health Science, Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization Program 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 Chinese Herbal 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 174 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 with a Chinese Herbal 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.

AUHS Status
Atlanta University of Health Science does not currently hold a candidate status or an accredited status with ACAHM. 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 ACAHM.

AREAS OF STUDY

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ACUPUNCTURE TECHNIQUES / ORIENTAL MEDICINE      
THEORY, DIAGNOSIS, AND PRACTICE
                     (53 Credits / 795 Hours)


ACUP501 Meridian Theory and Point Location I (4 cr)

ACUP502 Meridian Theory and Point Location II (4 cr)
ACUP601 Acupuncture Techniques (3 cr)
ACUP602 Electro-Acupuncture (2 cr)
ACUP603 Auricuar, Scalp, and Korean Hand Therapy (3 cr)
ACUP604 SAAM (Korean Five Element) Acu Technique (2cr)
ACUP605 Asian Body Work (Tuina, Qigong, Breathing Tech) (2cr)
ACUP701 Acupuncture Treatment I: NMS Disorder (3 cr)
ACUP702 Acupuncture Treatment II: Internal Disorder (3 cr)
OMST501 History of Oriental Medicine (1 cr)

OMST502 Principle of Oriental Medicine I (3 cr)
OMST503 Principle of Oriental Medicine II (3 cr)
OMST601 Oriental Medicine Pathology I (3 cr)
OMST602 Oriental Medicine Pathology II (3 cr)
OMST603 Oriental Medicine Diagnosis I (3 cr)
OMST604 Oriental Medicine Diagnosis II (3 cr
OMST701 Oriental Internal Medicine (3 cr)
OMST702 Oriental Gynecology and Pediatrics (3 cr)

OMST703 Oriental Medicine Case Studies (2 cr)

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
(29 CREDITS / 870 HOURS)

CLIN501 Clinical Observation I (3 cr)
CLIN502 Clinical Observation II (2 cr)
CLIN601 Clinical Internship I (6 cr)

CLIN602 Clinical Internship II (6 cr)

CLIN603 Clinical Internship III (6 cr)

CLIN604 Clinical Internship IV (6 cr)

WESTERN MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS, AND PRACTICE

                         43 Credits / 645 Hours

BIOL301 General Biology (3 cr)

BIOL302 Biochemistry (3 cr)

BIOL303 Medical Terminology (2 cr)

BIOM501 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr)

BIOM502 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr)

BIOM601 Medical Pathology (3 cr)

BIOM602 Western Physical Exam ( 3 cr)

BIOM603 Western Orthopedic and Neurological Exam (2 cr)

BIOM604 Western Internal Medicine (3 cr)

BIOM605 Western Gynecology and Pediatrics (3 cr)

BIOM606 Clinical Radiology (2 cr)

BIOM607 Nutrition and Diet Counseling  (3 cr)

BIOM608 Laboratory Diagnosis (2cr)

BIOM609 Western Pharmacology (3 cr)

BIOM701 Public Health (3 cr)

BIOM703 Current Medical Issues (2 cr)

ETHC501 Ethics for Healtcare Professionals (2 cr)

COSL501 Counseling and Communication (2 cr)

MGNT501 Practice Management (2 cr)

FACULTY

AZURE DUAN, PH D, LAC

Ph D, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MS, University of Minnesota
BS, Minnesota State University

HOUNG PARK, PH D

Ph D, Georgia State University
MS, North Dakota State University

BS, Seoul National University

HUILING TANG, PH D, LAC

Ph D, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MS, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MD, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Postdoc, Emory University Emergency Medicine

KYUNG OH, DC

DC, Parker University
BS, University of Texas

KYUNGHO CHO, DAOM, LAC

DAOM, Five Branches University
MAOM, Five Branches University

MAX FRIED, DAOM, LAC

DAOM, The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MAOM, Southwest Acupuncture College

MS, The Military College of South Carolina

MOON LEE, PHARM D

Pharm D, Mercer University of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
BS, Mercer University

RUDY SCARFALLOTO, DC

DC, Life University
BS, Brooklyn College