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The D-TCM program is a combined eight-semester and two-summer session program that requires no less than four academic years (45 calendar months) to complete. Students have up to eight years to complete the program once they matriculate into the D-TCM program.

The program begins with the study of basic theory, acupuncture concepts, and biomedicine. In the second year, students begin herbal studies, and continue them in conjunction with acupuncture training and an acupuncture clinical internship in the third year. In this phase, students explore well over 300 individual herbs and 150 formulas. The fourth year concludes with classes in clinical applications of herbal formulae and an integrative medicine clinical concentration.

Classroom Training Hours

Coursework Content                                                         Hours
TCM Theory, Diagnosis and Application                              356
Acupuncture Practice and Techniques                                  378
Acupuncture Related Studies                                                  270
Herbal Medicine Survey                                                           126
Asian/Chinese Herbology                                                        360
Western Basic & Biomedical Sciences                                   765
Counseling, Communications, Ethics, Practice Mgt          121
Integrated/Interprofessional Education                              204
Clinical Education 1400

Clinical Requirements
Patient Contact                                                                    Hours
Observation                                                                                150
Acupuncture clinic                                                                    460
TCM herb clinic                                                                         360
Integrative clinic                                                                       430

wdt_ID Semester Course Number Title Lecture Credits Lab Credits Hours Total Credits
1 Semester 1 Semester 1 Total 15.5 2.5 324 17
2 ABS 511 Anatomy 1 4 0 72 4
3 ABS 515 Physiology 1 2 0 36 2
4 ATD 512 Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory 2 0 36 2
5 ATD 513 Traditional Chinese Diagnosis 1 2 0 36 2
6 ATD 511 Traditional Chinese History and Philosophy 1 0 18 1
7 APT 511 Taijiquan 1 0 1.5 27 1
8 APT 512 Meridian Theory 2 0 36 2
9 ACS 511 Evidence Informed Practice 1 0 18 1
10 APT 512 Point Location 1 1.5 1 45 2

TOTAL

  • 115 didactic credits
  • 77 lab credits
  • 3781 hours
  • 167 total credits

Clinical Training

  • 150 observation hours
  • 460 acupuncture clinic hours
  • 360 TCM herb hours
  • 430 Integrative clinic hours

Optional Clinic Hours

  • 220 acupuncture clinic hours

D-TCM Program

  • 1,400 total clinical training hours
  • 2,381 didactic training hours