Acupuncture and Massage College opened in 1983 as the first acupuncture school in Florida. For more than 30 years, we have seen countless graduates make positive changes in their personal and professional lives.
Our students have included everyone from Hall of Fame NFL players, former blue collar workers who got hurt on the job and turned to Oriental Medicine for healing before deciding to make their new profession, to Western medical professionals, especially nurses, who realized that their system of medicine was missing something important, which was found in Oriental Medicine.
Ricky Williams, Heisman Trophy Winner, NFL Pro-Bowler, College Football Hall of Famer,
We have also had countless foreign MDs, who received basic acupuncture training in their home countries and decided to continue their true calling as doctors in the US by becoming Acupuncture Physicians.
Our decades of experience have also revealed that the biggest obstacle to becoming an acupuncturist in Florida is the price of tuition. Trust me, I understand. Between your current bills and family obligations, becoming a student again may not seem like an ideal use of your time or money.
However, at the end of the day, you will need to decide if this is the path you want to take. There are plenty of jobs that require less schooling that have a higher entry-level incomes, but if you’re passionate about holistic medicine and you feel called to offer others healing through natural means, then being an acupuncturist will fulfill you a lot more than a career you take on solely for monetary reasons.
However, I am not going to sugarcoat reality; acupuncture school is expensive. There is no way around that. At the same time, it’s probably more affordable than you think.
4-Ways to save Money on Acupuncture School Tuition
Let’s quickly go over the cost of acupuncture school and I will show you how to save time and money. The tuition for the Master of Oriental Medicine program is $250 per credit. The program is a total 100 credits long. 250 x 100= $46,000 for the entire program, which is 3 years of study.
Undoubtedly, $46,000 is certainly a big number, but if you break down, its $4,600 a semester, which is $1,600 a month. That’s a much more manageable number.
Luckily, we make this part of journey easier for you.
Our Oriental Medicine program is designed to minimize your costs and time in the classroom. Here’s how:
- Transfer Credits: Save time and money by getting credit for classes you've already taken. Since we require 60-college credits for admissions into the program, then it’s possible that at least one class will transfer. Each class that transfer is an immediate savings of $600. If you’ve taken biology before (a graduation requirement and our most commonly transferred credit), that particular semester will come out to $1,000 a month.
- Financial Aid: So far, we have assumed that you will be paying the tuition out of pocket. However, a large percentage of our students receive financial aid. As a nationally-accredited-college, we offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
- Payment Plans: Even if you decide to pay for school out of pocket, we make it easier for you by offering no-interest monthly payment plans.
- Study while you Work: You don't have to quit your job to go to acupuncture school. Our flexible schedules let you balance life's obligations with school. Classes are offered in the morning and the evening. And unlike many other acupuncture schools in Florida, we give you the option to set your own clinical schedule, so long as the required hours are met.
I’ll say it again: Oriental Medicine is more than just a career. It's a life-changing path towards a healthier and happier future. Don't end your journey before it even begins.
The only way to learn if our Oriental Medicine program is a good fit for your schedule and finances is to set up a meeting with an admissions representative to find out which your credits will transfer.
Knowing this will let you know which classes you can skip, and consequently, how much money you will save.
Schedule a time to talk by reaching out to me directly at 305-595-9500 or by submitting a form using the button below.