Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine Programs – San Diego

The decision to receive a master’s level education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine was, by far, one of the best decisions I’ve made in life. I am living my passion! I am now part of a major integrative medicine practice at an urban hospital. I thank PCOM for their role in building my foundation and giving me the courage and support to fly.
Angela Johnson, LAc, DiplOM, MSTOM, MPH

Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine Programs – San Diego

Students in the Master’s programs for Acupuncture & Traditional Oriental Medicine study a variety of traditional Oriental medical theory and techniques, acupuncture points and meridians, herbal medicine, and tui na, along with the biomedical subjects of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition and more.

As a Master’s student, you can also experience the benefits of Pacific College’s extensive massage curriculum. Master’s degree students are eligible to enroll in our massage programs, earn a massage license and work in the field while completing their master’s acupuncture degrees.

Post-Graduate Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

The purpose of the post-graduate doctor of Oriental medicine and acupuncture education program is to foster self-directed learning and critical-thinking skills within the framework of a traditional Chinese medicine school, to the point at which they become defining characteristics of the graduate's professionalism.

This program further strives to broaden and deepen the practitioner's knowledge and skills in patient care. Since a doctorate is not required for licensure, this program provides advanced education, cultivating students into leaders of the profession. Graduates use the post-graduate doctorate to enhance their careers as experts in the field as they contribute to the advancement of medicine.

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Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM)

Graduates of the Master of Science (Traditional Oriental Medicine) program are eligible for the California state licensure exams, as well as the national certification examinations, which enables students to become licensed in the remaining states that regulate acupuncture colleges and Oriental medicine schools. Training in herbology and Eastern nutrition opens access to New York and Illinois state licensure as well. Students of this Master’s program are also eligible to enroll in Pacific College’s massage programs, allowing them to earn a massage license and work in the field while completing their Master’s degree.

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