Tui Na Admission

Students who are 18 years or older and in good health are eligible to apply for the Tui Na massage Therapy Certificate program. No special educational background is required, only a successful physical health exam result.

To enroll in English classes, applicants must demonstrate proficient mastery of English communication skills (an interview may be required). Please visit the Tuina Web page to get information about current programs and start dates.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  1. Apply Online
  2. Copy of driver’s license or state ID
  3. Current resume
  4. One passport-sized photo
  5. Statement of Purpose: One to two pages describing your desire to study Tui Na Massage Therapy. Your statement must include what you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses and one compelling example of a personal challenge you’ve experienced and how you handled and grew from this experience
  6. Health exam results
  7. $50 Application/Registration fee

Admissions Materials

  1. Current TuiNa Catalog
  2. Apply Online
  3. Health Exam Form
  4. School Performance Fact Sheet (2015-2016)

Application Process

  1. Apply Online 
  2. Submit required documents as stated above
  3. Upon Acceptance, you then Register
  4. Registration will open March 1, 2018

Send the completed application and all supporting documents to:
Admissions Office (Tui Na Program)
1600 Broadway, Suite 200
Oakland, CA. 94612

Accepted applicants will be notified of the admission’s office decision in writing.  If accepted, an admissions packet will be provided prior to registration. The admissions office will not consider an application from a student who has been dismissed from any school for legal, ethical, or moral reasons. Class sizes are generally 20 students per program.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

The Academy requires that English program applicants maintain English proficiency for successful didactic and practical clinical training purposes. Students may complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS). English language services are provided by ACCHS.

The Academy requires a TOEFL Web-based test score of 61 for students entering the English program. Additionally, English program applicants must achieve a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening score of 22.

The Academy requires an IELTS test score of 6 for students entering the English program.

The Academy requires that English program applicants meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements at the time of admission. A student may be exempt from the English language assessment exams if he/she has successfully completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S.  Secretary of Education.

The Academy requires that Chinese program applicants maintain basic English comprehension. Chinese program students must successfully complete the required English comprehension courses within the curriculum, which include English for Tuina Service; Medical Terminology I & II, and Case Studies, before the practical training portion of the curriculum begins.

TOEFL® Score Scales

Skill Score Range Level
Reading 0–30 High (22–30)
Intermediate (15–21)
Low (0–14)
Listening 0–30 High (22–30)
Intermediate (15–21)
Low (0–14)
Speaking 0–30 score scale Good (26–30)
Fair (18–25)
Limited (10–17)
Weak (0–9)
Writing 0–30 score scale Good (24–30)
Fair (17–23)
Limited (1–16)
Total Score 0–120