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Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (M.A.O.M.)

ALL APPLICANTS TO AUHS MASTER OF ACUPUNCTURE & 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 U.S. 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 & 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 & ORIENTAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER REQUIRE 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 CREDIT 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 & ORIENTAL MEDICINE DEGREE TO BE CONFERRED.

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ACUPUNCTURE LICENSING AND EMPLOYMENT IN GEORGIA
The National Association for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
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.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

ACUPUNCTURE / ORIENTAL MEDICINE THEORY
(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 & POINT LOCATION I (4 CR)
A402 MERIDIAN THEORY & POINT LOCATION II (4 CR)
T501 ACUPUNCTURE TECHNIQUE (3 CR)
T502 ELECTRO-ACUPUNCTURE (2 CR)
T503 AURICULAR/SCALP THERAPY/KOREAN HAND THERAPY (3 CR)
T504 SAAM (KOREAN FIVE ELEMENT) ACUPUNCTURE TECHNIQUE (2 CR)
M401 ASIAN BODY WORK (TUINA, QI GONG, BREATHING TECHNIQUE) (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/PEDIATRICS (3 CR)
C601 ORIENTAL MEDICINE CASE STUDIES (2 CR)

BIOMEDICINE 
( 43 CREDITS /  645 HOURS)

B301 GENERAL BIOLOGY (3 CR)
B302 BIOCHEMISTRY (3 CR)
Y301 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I (3 CR)
Y302 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (3 CR)
W301 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (2 CR)
W302 MEDICAL PATHOLOGY (3 CR)
E401 WESTERN PHYSICAL EXAM (3 CR)
E501 WESTERN ORTHOPEDIC/NEUROLOGICAL EXAM (2 CR)
E601 WESTERN INTERNAL MEDICINE (3 CR)
E602 WESTERN GYNECOLOGY & PEDIATRICS (3 CR)
E603 CURRENT MEDICAL ISSUES (2 CR)
R301 NUTRITION/DIET COUNSELING (3 CR)
R302 PUBLIC HEALTH (3 CR)
R401 WESTERN PHARMACOLOGY (3 CR)
R402 LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS (2 CR)
R501 CLINICAL RADIOLOGY (2 CR)

G301 ETHICS (2 CR)
G401 COUNSELING & COMMUNICATION (2 CR)
G601 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (2 CR)

 
ORIENTAL HERBAL STUDIES
(31 CREDITS / 465 HOURS)

H401 THEORY OF HERBAL MEDICINE I (2 CR)
H402 THEORY OF HERBAL MEDICINE II (2 CR)
H501 ORIENTAL HERBAL MEDICINE: CATEGORY I (3 CR)
H502 ORIENTAL HERBAL MEDICINE: CATEGORY II (3 CR)
H601 ORIENTAL HERBAL FORMULAS I (4 CR)
H602 ORIENTAL HERBAL FORMULAS II (4 CR)
H603 ORIENTAL HERBAL FORMULAS III (4 CR)
L502 SASANG (KOREAN FOUR CONSTITUTION) MEDICINE (3 CR)
L601 WON BIN/JIN GUI YAO LUE (3 CR)
L602 SHANG HAN LUN (SIX STAGES OF DISEASE) (3 CR)

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
(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)