Acupuncture and Massage College Degree Programs
Acupuncture and Massage College offers three different degree programs of study:
- A Masters of Oriental Medicine (acupuncture)
- An Associate of Arts in Health Sciences
- An Undergraduate Certificate in Massage Therapy (Español: Certificado de Terapia de Masaje).
Each of our programs aim to prove that healing can be both natural and effective. Our students first learn this notion in the classroom, where they are taught medicine and science in an integrative setting, which exposes them to different ideas and practices from different systems of medicine, particularly Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and modern Western medicine. Exposing our students to these very different medical traditions, allows them to form a holistic medical view of the human person.
However, holistic health cannot be confined to the classroom; the most critical learning portion of all our programs occurs in the student intern community clinic, where our students treat real patients under the supervision of an experienced professor.
It is only after completing the required coursework and demonstrating mastery in the clinic (and logging a certain number of clinic work hours) that a student can graduate and qualify to sit for the different federal and state license examinations, which are legally required for employment. Acupuncture and Massage College offers employment search assistance for its alumni.
How long are the programs?
Oriental Medicine Program
The full program consists of 135 weeks. The total course length is 2845 classroom hours and 158 credit hours.
Massage Therapy Program
The massage therapy school is a 8.5 month, 720-hour program. Study includes an overview of massage jobs and massage careers that graduates may consider for employment.
What are Acupuncture and Massage College’s Admission Requirements?
Before signing up for acupuncture and Oriental medicine training, applicants should make sure the college of their choice is fully-accredited. Our Master's of Oriental Medicine program is programmatically-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Master of Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture school applicants must have completed 60 semester credits at the baccalaureate level from an accredited institution. At least 30 of the 60 credits must be in general education or liberal arts courses.
Massage Therapy Diploma
Massage Therapy program applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
When should I apply for admission?
A student may be accepted for admission to either program at any time prior to the beginning of an Oriental Medicine program semester or Massage Therapy program module start date, provided there is still available space. As class sizes are limited, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Contact the Admissions Department at (305) 595-9500 for more information or to request an application packet.
When do classes begin?
Acupuncture school semester terms begin in September, October, January, and April.
Massage therapy school class start dates are on a monthly basis. Both day and evening class schedules are offered.
Is financial aid available?
Various financing opportunities are available to students. These include: Pell Grants, Direct Loans, Florida Bright Futures scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and outside lenders. Additionally, Acupuncture and Massage College offers a monthly tuition payment plan. Contact the Financial Assistance Department at (305) 595-9500.