Now Enrolling for January 2013
In this format, you can take Tai Sophia Institute’s signature Master of Acupuncture or Master of Oriental Medicine program during weekdays and intensives. This is the fastest way to complete the program.
The acupuncture curriculum consists of nine trimesters, divided into three levels over three years. For students beginning in the January 2012 class, core classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and for students beginning in the September 2012 class, core classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. These days remain consistent throughout the first five trimesters.
As a student begins trimester six (Level III), the core class days are consolidated into one full class day weekly through trimester nine. For students beginning in January 2012, the core class day is Monday and for students who begin the program in September 2012, the core class day is Thursday. Also at this point in the program, students are assigned to "core groups," which typically consist of twelve to seventeen students and multiple faculty supervisors. Core groups are held Monday through Friday, and may fall on days other than the days core classes are scheduled.
Additionally, students are required to complete twelve credits of elective coursework which is self-scheduled outside of their core class days as well as supplemental clinical work in the Community Clinic sites. Students also are required to attend occasional intensive classes which take place several times each year. The term "intensive" is used to designate special times when the student's attendance is required in addition to the regularly scheduled core class days. Most intensive classes range from two to three days in length, and generally focus on one topic in depth.
The program averages 36 to 44 months for completion, depending on the pace each student sets when building a practice during the clinical portion of the program. The maximum amount of time allowed to complete the program is 60 months.