Transitional Doctorate for Acupuncture Graduates

Acupuncture Doctorate Completion Program
with Integrative Medicine Focus

Join the original transitional doctorate program created for acupuncture graduates. Over the years, Pacific College has grown the largest network of acupuncture doctorate graduates in the nation! Pacific College’s transitional Doctorate of Acupuncture is the next step in education for those with a master’s in acupuncture or equivalent: students with a master’s in acupuncture or the equivalent will earn the Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc), and students that also have herbal studies will earn a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (DAcCHM).

Designed for working practitioners, this online program can be completed by taking one course per semester, or by enrolling full time and completing the program in as few as two semesters.

The main objective of Pacific College’s curriculum is to deepen students’ understanding of biomedicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and of their role in integrative health care practice. Through a one-on-one online mentorship, students will receive guidance over the course of their professional development of ethics and communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

Students will study evidence-informed practice, healthcare systems, and integrative case management.

Unite with a community of other pioneers in our profession – and enjoy sharing best practices, collaborating, and acquiring new insights and knowledge to prepare you join the ranks of doctors in the holistic healthcare movement.

Next term starts on September 5th, 2023!