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Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program

The Won Institute’s Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program allows practitioners to better address disease, ailments and illness with their patients. Our Chinese Herbal Medicine school focuses on the therapeutic use of Chinese herbal medicine with an emphasis on classical and modern approaches to treatment to elevate their current acupuncture practice. The experienced faculty at the Won Institute provide instruction and insight that allow students to develop an understanding of Chinese herbology and medicine by learning the use of over 300 Chinese herbs and how to combine more than 100 common herbal formulas. Students learn how to use acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbal medicine to treat patients’ internal conditions. 

We offer an innovative hybrid program with lecture courses held online in both synchronous and asynchronous format. Students are required to be on-site a few weekends per term for clinical requirements including Clinical Observation and Clinical Internship. 10-17 hours of online asynchronous self-paced work is estimated weekly. 

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Designed for both current acupuncture students and licensed acupuncturists, the Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program is an innovative hybrid program accredited by ACAHM. The program prepares students to sit for the NCCAOM Chinese Herbology board exam. This is a hybrid program and on campus time is required only for clinical requirements. Students can review lectures and other course materials online at their convenience. Chinese Herbal Medicine students have a variety of clinical shift options to choose from for the clinical internship.

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Clinical Internship Experience

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Students spend the final thirteen months of the program treating patients in the Won Institute’s Chinese Herbal Medicine Student Clinic. Using a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, students develop an understanding of how the two branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine are used to support one another and treat patients more effectively. The Chinese Herbal Medicine clinical internship provides students the opportunity to perfect their diagnosis and technical skills, while also learning to create integrated acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments for their patients.

The Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate programs at Won Institute of Graduate Studies are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM).

To apply for the Certificate of Herbal Medicine program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. They also must satisfy one of the requirements below:

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s Acupuncture program with ACAHM accreditation as a second- or third-year student
  • Be a graduate of a master’s Acupuncture program with ACAHM accreditation

Current students in the Acupuncture program must have a GPA of at least 3.0. They also need to provide recommendation letters from their program’s faculty members who are well-acquainted with the applicant’s work.

The Chinese Herbal Certificate program consists of two years of study with three semesters each. Throughout the course, you’ll attend several Chinese herbal medicine online courses. The third term of each semester is set aside for students to observe and participate in clinical observations and internships. The courses level up as you advance, giving you more in-depth knowledge and practice with Chinese medicine.

When you attend the Won Institute of Graduate Studies for Chinese herbal medicine school, you ensure your education for the practice is the best of the best. We have a strong commitment to helping practitioners develop skills and knowledge in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. We also have:

  • Extensive education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture.
  • Highly regarded, diverse staff and faculty.
  • Flexible, hybrid programs that foster in-person and online learning.
  • Advanced doctoral-level training for increased opportunities in teaching, research, and clinical practice.
  • Regional accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Study abroad options in South Korea.
  • Coursework in mindfulness and meditation.

Our program helps practitioners learn Chinese medicine online. Students can review course materials and lectures online, then attend the in-person clinical practices. When students come to Won Institute of Graduate Studies, they can enrich their understanding of Chinese practices with herbs and medicine and earn a certificate of herbal medicine by the end of their course. The program will help you learn about 300 Chinese herbs and 100 formulas to make effective concoctions to treat various conditions.

We offer many hybrid and online programs to help students complete their education at their convenience. The Chinese herbal medicine course is a hybrid program with classes and learning materials online and clinic practices in-person and on-site.

Once you obtain your Herbal Medicine certification and attend Chinese medicine acupuncture school, you’ll have many career opportunities to use your skills and knowledge. Below are some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Opening your own practice.
  • Becoming an associate in a group practice.
  • Teaching, researching, and publishing academic works.
  • Working in a hospital.
  • Working in integrative health care facilities.

Apply to Won Institute of Graduate Studies Today

Attend Won Institute of Graduate Studies for Chinese medicine acupuncture and herbal medicine school. You can work toward your Chinese Herbal Medicine Certification online, giving you more time to complete the program at your convenience. Get started with your degree in herbal medicine when you apply to Won Institute of Graduate Studies today.

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