Begin your Acupuncture Career
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have become one of the fastest-growing forms of holistic medicine. It integrates well with conventional medicine and shows promise as a key practice in complementary and integrative clinical settings.
Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Statement have recognized acupuncture as an effective treatment for a wide variety of health conditions.
As the demand for acupuncture grows, so does the demand for qualified medical professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor National Center for O*NET Development, acupuncture and related fields are expected to grow 10-14% between 2016 and 2026, which is faster than the national average.
In order to be legally employed as an Acupuncturist in the United States, you will need to complete a graduate program from an ACAOM-accredited college and pass a state licensing exam issued by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
ACAOM Accredited Acupuncture School in Florida
Acupuncture and Massage College was founded in 1983 as the first accredited acupuncture school in Florida. For more than 30 years, we have remained committed to spreading awareness about the holistic benefits of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a natural and effective system of healing through our academic programs and community clinic.
We offer an Oriental Medicine program that confers two degrees: A Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences and a Master's of Oriental Medicine. Our program is institutionally-accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Master of Oriental Medicine program is programmatically-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). The program is designed to introduce students to acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and to familiarize them with working in a clinical setting as acupuncturists.
Successfully completing the Oriental Medicine program prepares and qualifies our graduates to sit for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Board Examination (NCCAOM), which is required by the State of Florida Board of Acupuncture for legal employment as an Acupuncture Physician in Florida.
Oriental Medicine Curriculum at Acupuncture and Massage College
The Oriental Medicine curriculum at Acupuncture and Massage College meets the accreditation standards set by ACAOM, which is the professional accreditation organization that is recognized by the US Department of Education, for the training, education, and licensing of acupuncturists.
The total length of the program is 2845 classroom hours and 158 credit hours, and is spread out over 9-trimesters (Fall, Winter, Spring). Because of the trimester system, our Master of Oriental Medicine program can be completed in 3-years. This makes our program ideal for students that are interested in becoming Licensed Acupuncture Physicians in the shortest amount of time possible, without needing to spend extra-years in school.
The curriculum consists of 46 courses designed to give you the holistic medical education you need to successfully treat patients and to find employment after graduation. Our curriculum includes courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), modern Western science, and a hands-on clinical internship, where you will treat real patients in the Miami-area. Use the module below to learn more about our core Chinese medicine classes or download a course catalog to see a full-listing of classes.