Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree
As the only accredited acupuncture institution in the state of Pennsylvania, we educate future leading acupuncturists for a growing industry in integrative/alternative medicine. Since the program’s inception in 2005, our Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree has been one of the most successful programs at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. Students enrolled in our accredited three-year Master’s Degree program gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese Medical Theory and the ancient and modern uses of acupuncture. Rigorous academic instruction and early clinical exposure are hallmarks of our program. We pride ourselves on our diverse faculty, many of whom have been trained throughout the world. In preparing students for the profession, students are entitled to a discounted membership to the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania, and can attend Institute professional and continuing education forums at a discount.
Our Master of Acupuncture Studies program is an accredited three-year Master’s Degree program with three terms per year (fall, spring, and summer). New students begin in the fall term only. Classes are held one evening and two full days during the week for the first two years, with the schedule changing slightly during the clinical internship.
The clinical internship is one of the most important parts of our program. Students spend the final four terms of our program in an intensive clinical internship, treating patients under the supervision of experienced acupuncture faculty members. The first two terms in our clinic are focused on implementing 5 Element and TCM treatment plans. During the final two terms, our students focus on developing their own identity as acupuncturists and have the freedom to craft their own treatment regimens with guidance from our faculty. By the time our students graduate, they have over 600 hours of experience treating patients. This experience gives them the confidence they need to effectively treat patients in their own practice.
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Experienced Acupuncture Faculty, Engaging Education
Our Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree program is led by Licensed Acupuncturists who are established practitioners in their field who also have proven themselves to be excellent instructors. We are dedicated to providing you with an education designed to take on the challenges as our ancient medicine integrates into modern healthcare settings.Schedule a Tour Meet our Staff Contact an Admissions Counselor
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