Course Outline

Doctor of Acupuncture Program

COURSE OUTLINE FOR THE DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAM

Year 1

Term 1:
AcS 501 – 4 credits – Acupuncture Medical Theory I
AcS 515 – 3 credits – Research in Acupuncture Medical Theory
AcS 540 – 3 credits – Point Location I
AcS 551 – 1.5 credits – Clinical Observation I
AcS 590 – 3 credits – Physiological Medicine I
CC 510 – .5 credits – Moving Meditation I

Term 2:
AcS 500 – 2 credits – Nutrition & Food Energetics
AcS 502 – 4 credits – Acupuncture Medical Theory II
AcS 541 – 3 credits – Point Location II
AcS 552 – 1.5 credits – Clinical Observation II
AcS 591 – 3 credits – Physiological Medicine II
CC 551 – .5 credits – Sitting Meditation

Term 3:
AcS 503- 4 credits – Acupuncture Medical Theory III
AcS 553 – .5 credits – Clinical Observation III
AcS 565 – 1 credit – Asian Bodywork Therapy I (Tuina)
AcS 592 – 3 credits – Physiological Medicine III
AcS 600 – 2 credits – Integrative Physiological Medicine

Year 2

Term 1:
AcS 511 – 4 credits – Differentiation of Disease I
AcS 530 – 4 credits – Diagnostic Techniques (Tongue, Pulse)
AcS 532 – 1 credit – Needle Technique Practicum I
AcS 554 – 1.5 credits – Clinical Observation IV
AcS 601 – 3 credits – Disease Management and Prevention I
Acs 641 – 2 credits – Clinical Skills/Mentor Group I
CC 520 – .5 credits – Moving Mediation II

Term 2:
AcS 512 – 4 credits – Differentiation of Disease II
AcS 542 – 2 credits – Point Energetics in Treatment Planning
AcS 602 – 3 credits – Disease Management and Prevention II
AcS 632 – 1 credit – Needle Technique Practicum II
AcS 642 – 2 credits – Clinical Skills/Mentor Group II
AcS 690 – 4 credits – Acupuncture Medical Theory IV
CC 571 – .5 credits – Sitting Meditation

Term 3:
AcS 505 – 1 credit – Chinese Medical Language
AcS 603 – 3 credits – Disease Management and Prevention III
AcS 651 – 4 credits – Clinical Internship I
AcS 672 – 1 credit – Medical Ethics
CC 590 – 1 credit – Listening Skills for Health Care Providers

As Available:
AcS 504 – non-credit – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
AcS 531 – non-credit – Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM CNT)
Elective – 3 credits – WBS, CC Elective, or AcS 688 Research Project

Year 3

Term 1:
AcS 604 – 3 credits – Disease Management and Prevention IV
AcS 652 – 6 credits – Clinical Internship II
AcS 691 – 4 credits – Acupuncture Medical Specialties I
CC 521 – .5 credits – Moving Medication III

Term 2:
AcS 653 – 6 credits – Clinical Internship III
AcS 665 – 2 credits – Asian Bodywork Therapy II (Advanced Tuina)
AcS 682 – 3 credits – Practice Management I
AcS 692 – 4 credits – Acupuncture Medical Specialties II
CC 581 – .5 credits – Sitting Meditation

Term 3:
AcS 605 – 1 credit – Issues in Primary Care Medicine
AcS 654 – 4 credits – Clinical Internship IV
AcS 684 – 2 credits – Practice Management II
CC 591 – 2 credits – Mental Health Issues: Special Topics

Year 4

Term 1

DAC 7101 – 3 Credits – Leadership in Integrative Medicine

DAC 7102 – 3 Credits – Medical Research Methodology

DAC 7103 – 3 Credits – Biomedical Diagnostics: Imaging Studies and Laboratory Values

Term 2

DAC 7201 – 3 Credits – Career and Professional Development: Advancement & Options

DAC 7202 – 3 Credits – Healthcare Systems and Systems-Based Practice

Term 3

DAC 7301 – 3 Credits – Nourishing Life: Integrative Medicine for Community Health and Wellness

DAC 7302 – 3 Credits – East meets West: Clinical Collaboration and Cooperation -75 hours**

DAC 7303 – 3 Credits – Research Proposals: From Creation to Publication

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