Acupuncture Institute

The Acupuncture Institute seeks to advance the discipline of Traditional Chinese Medicine through educational, clinical and scholarly activities. The program educates its students to be productive, caring, and responsible citizens and skilled healthcare professionals.


Integrative health care preparation

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which encompasses acupuncture, herbal therapy, manual therapy, diet counseling, exercise and breathing techniques has been in use for thousands of years. Over the millennia, the Asian community has continuously refined this ancient healing art. During the last century, this refinement has included integration of Western medical sciences within the paradigm of TCM.

Having an opportunity to work alone and in conjunction with other health care practitioners in the Health Sciences Center, the students will be able to integrate the care of patients with other health care providers. Thus, the student gains a “real world” advantage before entering private practice.

Health Sciences at UB

The University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute is the only Traditional Chinese Medicine college in a multi-purpose university that includes a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Located between NYC and Boston, the UB clinics attract patients from a diversity of backgrounds and health conditions. UB offers a unique combination of biomedical programs and an opportunity to learn with and about a number of traditional forms of medicine.

The Acupuncture Institute is part of the larger Health Sciences division at University of Bridgeport. The University’s professionally accredited health sciences programs are housed in the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the School of Chiropractic, the Acupuncture Institute, Nutrition Institute, and Physician Assistant Institute. Several offer clinics and resources to the public.

Acupuncture Institute

The mission of the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute (UBAI) is to offer a comprehensive education and training that prepares qualified candidates to become successful licensed practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The programs seek to advance the practice and discipline of Traditional Chinese Medicine through educational, clinical and scholarly activities. The programs educate and train students to be productive, skilled caring and responsible healthcare professionals.

UBAI will lead in the movement to create cross-platform approaches to medicine and health between conventional, Western biomedical concepts and TCM training and care. UBAI will train healthcare leaders who, through evaluation of patient care from a variety of perspectives, including biomedical, pharmacological and Asian perspectives, will create opportunities for working in integrative care settings, as part of a collaborative health care team, and throughout the modern US medical infrastructure.

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