Master of Acupuncture
Now Enrolling for January 2013
Tai Sophia Institute’s Master of Acupuncture, the first accredited master's degree program in acupuncture in the United States, offers a comprehensive curriculum combining rigorous classroom teaching with a rich clinical experience. The program provides a values-driven, transformative, and relationship-centered curriculum which guides students to intentionally craft their words and actions in order to be a healing presence that supports their patients. The program provides students with a solid knowledge of the theory and philosophy of traditional acupuncture, the competence to skillfully treat their patients with needles and words, the capacity to become a healing force and an agent of change, and the ability to communicate their competencies effectively.
- First accredited acupuncture program in the United States, offered since 1981.
- Flexible, full-time format: two days each week with occasional intensives and additional, self-scheduled electives.
- Only accredited graduate program to offer National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) training and related clinical experience as part of curriculum.
- Dynamic and distinguished faculty, including renowned leaders in the fields of Chinese Medicine, philosophy, and wellness.
- Cohort learning format that provides mentorship and flexibility for students to learn in small groups and in one-on-one settings during clinical rotation.
- 560 hours of supervised clinical practice and over 150 hours of clinical observation working with over two dozen faculty mentors.
- Integrative Health Science courses are tailored to the program with a specific emphasis on East-West comparative analysis.
- Eligible for federal financial aid.
The success of graduates is a significant measure of any educational institution’s value. More than 1,000 graduates of Tai Sophia’s Master of Acupuncture program are dispersed widely throughout the United States in over 40 states and seven countries.
Many of our graduates have independent individual and group practices in their communities. Others have shared practices with physicians, chiropractors, and mental health professionals, as well as affiliations with drug detoxification programs, detention centers, and veterinary practices. Our graduates are also employed in hospital settings, university health centers, HMOs, integrative health clinics, community services, and wellness programs. Graduates are often highly active in educating the public through wellness workshops and seminars, in public and private schools, and at institutions of higher learning.