The corpus of Chinese medical knowledge is vast, and although rote learning is necessary, emphasis at the Academy is placed on the development of critical thinking. The ability to analyze, evaluate, and effectively translate Chinese medical information into practical clinical use is essential. In addition to didactic and clinical training, the Academy’s Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree program includes supervised research projects. Participation in scientific research stimulates students to develop professional skills, ethics, and confidence. It is our belief that diligent practice of particular disciplines enables students to cultivate health, well being, and inner harmony.
The curriculum is divided into two portions: the pre-professional courses; and the graduate courses. The pre-professional courses are considered to be equivalent to the latter two upper division years of a baccalaureate program.
An overview of the curriculum for the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine can be downloaded here