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Program Overview

The University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute (UBAI) currently offers one doctorate-level and three different masters-level degree programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities.

Acupuncture (M.S.)

The master’s degree program in Acupuncture offers comprehensive training in acupuncture, moxabustion, tuina, qigong and adjunctive therapies. It is a 3-year, 118 credit masters-level program including 850 hours of clinical training both at the UB Clinics and off site at a hospital and other outreach settings.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.S.)

The master’s degree program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a 4-year 145.5 credit program. MS-TCM students are instructed in Chinese Herbology during three (3) of the four (4) years of training, after a first year of basic sciences, theory and diagnosis classes which lay the foundation for understanding the art and science of a full range of TCM modalities. The UB MS-TCM degree includes training in all the modalities included in the MS-Acup degree and adds training in Chinese materia medica, formulations and dispensary practices.

Chinese Herbology (M.S.)

The MS-CH degree program: is a two-year, 36.5 credit/882 hour masters-level program focusing on the art and science of Chinese Herbology including both classroom instruction and hands-on clinical training. Admission to the program is limited to those who currently hold licensure or registration as healthcare professionals. The MS-CH program will not expand graduates’ scope of practice. There is no independent licensing for Chinese herbal practitioners in the U.S.

Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (D.TCM.)

The Clinical Doctoral Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (D-TCM) offers comprehensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine, acupuncture, adjunctive therapies, and biomedicine at the graduate level to provide the full range of benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and clinical assessment to your patients, including in those states where TCM practitioners act as primary care providers. Expanded clinical training and integrative medicine training prepare you for multiple practice opportunities. The D-TCM program is a 4-year program comprised of 167 credits, including 1,400 hours of clinical training (150 observation hours; 460 acupuncture clinic hours; 360 TCM herb hours; 430 Integrative clinic hours) both at the UB Clinics and at off-site locations.

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