What Makes Us Different
The Won Institute the only accredited acupuncture school in Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on our diverse faculty, many of whom are also professional practitioners, business owners, and meditation practitioners. This gives them a vast amount of knowledge to share with students. Small class sizes allow for a personalized learning environment where faculty and students have the chance to connect on a personal level.
Along with our master’s degrees, doctorate degrees, and certificates, we also have a fully staffed faculty and student acupuncture clinic that sees patients throughout the week, a well-established library and a variety of events including guest speakers, tai chi and yoga classes and CE events for therapists and acupuncturists. All of this truly makes the Won Institute a one of a kind learning environment and a great place to go to school.
Traditional Medicine and Spiritual Development at Won Institute
Won Institute of Graduate Studies faculty member Pierce Salguero joined filmmakers of the Jivaka Project to create a documentary that explores the role of Buddhist institutions, practices, and cultural orientations in the health landscape of greater Philadelphia.
The word WON in the name of Won Institute of Graduate Studies represents a transliteration of the Korean word for “circle,” a representation of the Won Buddhist core values of openness and interconnectedness.
Mission & Goals
The mission of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is to provide quality graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well-being of individuals and society.
Our mission is to offer quality graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well-being of individuals and society grounded in shared core values.
Starting with seven students in 2002 the Institute is now regionally and programmatically accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.