Certificate in ChinesebHerbal Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about The Won Institute’s Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program? Check out our frequently asked questions.

    • Q: HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM AND WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
      A: The program is a total of two years in length with fall, spring, and summer terms each year. Classes start in fall term only. This is a hybrid program and on campus lecture classes are held one weekend per month. Students can review lectures and other course materials online at their convenience. The clinical internship starts in the third term of the program. Students have a variety of clinical shift options to choose from.


       

    • Q: WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM
      A: Click here to view the admissions requirements.

    • Q: WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM?
      A: Click here to view the application deadline for this program.


       

    • Q: CAN I ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM WHILE I’M STILL FINISHING MY ACUPUNCTURE DEGREE?
      A: Students currently enrolled in the Acupuncture Studies Program at The Won Institute may apply for admission for concurrent enrollment in the Chinese Herbal Medicine Program starting in the third year of the acupuncture program. All students currently enrolled in any acupuncture program must have their letters of recommendation completed by current faculty at their institution and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    • Q:WHAT WILL I BE LEARNING?
      A: Study includes education in the use of over 300 Chinese herbs and more than 100 formulas. Students not only have extensive classroom learning but also get hands-on experience with more than 210 hours of clinical practice in our Student Clinic and on- site herbal dispensary. The program focuses on both the Chinese medical theory that underlies the practice as well as the practical application of the medicine. Topics include Shang Han Lu, Wen Bing and Jin-Yuan master’s theory, and advanced treatment topics for gynecology, fertility, pediatrics, neurology, and oncology.

    • Q: HOW MUCH TIME WILL I BE SPENDING IN CLASS AND OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM?
      A: Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week studying outside of class. This is a hybrid program and on campus lecture classes are held one weekend per month. Students can review lectures and other course materials online at their convenience.

    • Q: WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?
      A: Please see the Tuition sheet for more information.


       

    • Q: DO YOU OFFER  FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID OR SCHOLARSHIPS?
      A: Yes. Federal financial aid is available to students who qualify. Scholarships are also available based on need and merit, and applications are provided to those accepted into the program.

    • Q: IS THE WON INSTITUTE AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL?
      A: Yes, the Won Institute is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Graduates from this program will be eligible to sit for the NCCAOM Board Exam in Chinese Herbology.

    • Q: HOW DO I BECOME LICENSED TO PRACTICE HERBAL MEDICINE WHEN I GRADUATE?
      A: If you are a licensed acupuncturist in PA, you will need to fill out the application for registration as a practitioner of oriental medicine at the State Board of Medicine website. If you are a licensed acupuncturist in another state and are interested in increasing your scope of practice, please contact their specific state board for instructions.