National College of Natural Medicine
Oriental Medicine-Acupuncture 2011-2013
- Master of Science in Oriental Medicine or Master of Acupuncture
|University Requirement||PCC Equivalent||Credits|
|1 course of General Biology||BI 101 Biology or BI 211 Principles of Biology w/lab||4-5|
|1 course of General Chemistry (with lab)||CH 104 General Chemistry or CH 221 General Chemistry w/lab||5|
|1 course of Physics for Science Majors||PHY 101 Fundamentals of Physics or PHY 201 General Physics||4|
|2 courses in Social Science or Humanities||2 courses from: Art, Music, English Literature, Philosophy, or Psychology||
|Strongly Recommended courses: Systems Science, Mythology, Quantum Physics, Philosophy of Science, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Chinese Language||
Recommended course work:
ENG 250 Intro to Folklore & Mythology
CH 211 Intro. to Biochemistry
BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Professions
BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology
CHN 101-203Take other recommended courses at a 4-year institution
This is a graduate program, a Bachelor's degree is required. No specific major is advised. In addition to a strong preparation in the sciences, a broad background in the humanities and liberal arts is encouraged. Prerequisite coursework is used to determine a student's preparation for the MSOM program. Credit will only be given for prerequisite coursework earning a C or better.
While no minimum GPA is specified, only a small percentage of admitted applicants have below 3.0 cumulative GPA.
NCNM's Classical Chinese Medicine school offers a four-year program to train practitioners in Classical Chinese Medicine. NCNM has one of the few oriental medicine schools offering a degree in Classical (as opposed to traditional) Chinese Medicine. Graduates of the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program are eligible to apply for acupuncture licensure in the state of Oregon and to take both the herb and acupuncture exams administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which many states use as a basis for licensure.
PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.
Last updated: January 2013