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The Bachelor of Science program in Oriental Medicine provides students with complete training in medical science, acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and herbology theories foundation necessary for studying the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine which prepare students to become qualified practitioners in Acupuncture, Herbologist or Oriental Medicine. Students will practice of breathing exercise, Qi Gong, and Chinese hand manipulation therapy technique, Tuina, and acupressure.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Oriental Medicine, students are prepared for assistant or management careers at an Acupuncture clinic and practice Tuina and acupressure to help patients relieve pains and discomfort. Students are also prepared to advance their education to the bachelor level of the Oriental medicine or to the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine which will qualify students upon completion to sit for California Acupuncture License Exam (CALE). Students should note that performing acupuncture or the needling on human body is only permitted with a valid acupuncturist license which is only issued to practitioners who successfully pass CALE. Students may refer to the section on the academic program information of the “Master of Science in Oriental Medicine” in this Catalog and the website of California Acupuncture Board, www.acupuncture.ca.gov for further detail on licensing and requirements.

 

Program Objectives

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  1. Demonstrate basic assistant skills needed in acupuncture and Oriental medicine and herbal business organizations
  2. Display competency in subjects related to basic theories in medical science, acupuncture, Oriental medicine and herbology required for critical thinking applications
  3. Recognize how Oriental medicine organizations work in synergy to enhance the community wellbeing with high standard of quality and care service
  4. Demonstrate basic skills for managing acupuncture and Oriental medicine clinic
  5. Understand and communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals with professional language and gesture
  6. Competent for continuing advance studies in acupuncture, Oriental medicine and herbology leading to higher level of academic degrees and/or licensure
Curriculum

The BSOM curriculum includes 68 quarter units (45 semester units) in General Education Courses, and 99 quarter units in Oriental Medicine concentration courses as listed below.


General Education Courses Required: 45 Semester Units (68 Quarter Units)
Category Minimum Requirement Example of Subject Area
English & Communication 2 courses or 6 semester units College English *
Communication
Speech
Humanities 2 courses or 6 semester units History *
Critical Thinking
Foreign Languages
Mathematics 2 course or 6 semester units College Algebra
Statistics
Calculus
Social Science 2 course or 6 semester units Sociology
Political Science
Psychology
Science & Technology 2 course or 6 semester units Biology *
Chemistry
General Physics
Nutrition
Computer Science
* Required course    

Oriental Medicine Concentration Course Required: 99 Quarter Units

Acupuncture Courses: 26 Quarter Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
AC 1221 Introduction to Acupuncture I
30
3
AC 2222 Introduction to Acupuncture II
30
3
AC 4281 Acupuncture Techniques I 30 3
AC 5282 Acupuncture Techniques II 30 3
AC 8211 Acupuncture Meridian Theory 20 2
AC 0291 Acupressure and Tuina Therapy 30 3
AC 3231 Dynamics of Acupuncture Points 30 3
AC 7272 Microtherapy of Acupuncture / Auricular & Scalp Therapy 30 3
AC 1223 Acupuncture Anatomy / Physiology 30 3
  TOTAL 260 26

Basic Science Courses: 11 Quarter Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
BS 1171 Topographic Anatomy
20
2
BS 2181 Anatomy and Physiology I
30
3
BS 3182 Anatomy and Physiology II 30 3
BS 4183 Anatomy and Physiology III 30 3
  TOTAL 110 11

Herbology Courses: 19 Quarter Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
HB 1411 Botany and Introduction to Herbology
30
3
HB 2421 Chinese Herbology I
40
4
HB 3422 Chinese Herbology II 40 4
HB 4423 Chinese Herbology III 40 4
HB 5424 Chinese Herbology IV 40 4
  TOTAL 190 19

Oriental Medicine Courses: 22 Quarter Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
OM 1351 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine I
30
3
OM 2352 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine II
20
2
OM 2341 Chinese Medical Terminology / Literature 20 2
OM 2373 Chinese Medical Diagnosis 30 3
OM 3311 History & Philosophy of Oriental Medicine 20 2
OM 2321 Qi Gong Theory and Technique 20 2
OM 3322 Tai Chi Exercise 20 2
OM 3371 Zangfu Syndromes I 30 3
OM 4372 Zangfu Syndromes II 30 3
  TOTAL 220 22

Clinical Science and Professional Development Courses: 17 Quarter Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
CS 1511 Western Medical Terminology
20
2
CS 3541 Survey of Clinical Medicine
30
3
CS 4521 Medical Assessment/ Physical Examination 30 3
PM 1821 CPR 10 1
PM 1911 World History of Medicine and Professional Development 30 3
PM 9723 Ethics and Legal Professional Issues 20 2
  TOTAL 140 14

Clinical Training Courses: 4 Quarter Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
CT 6021 Clinical Observation I
40
2
CT 7022 Clinical Observation I: Procedure
40
2
  TOTAL 80 4

Additional Courses Selected from General Education, Acupuncture, Basic Science, Herbology, Oriental Medicine, Clinical Science, or Professional Development Required: 13 Quarter Units

 
Graduation Requirements

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Oriental Medicine degree, students must meet the following academic requirements:

  • completed at least 68 quarter units (45 semester units) or equivalent in General Education Courses
  • completed 99 quarter units in Acupuncture, Basic Science, Oriental Medicine, Herbology and other related Courses prescribed by the program
  • complete at least additional 14 quarter units in general education or advance studies in Acupuncture, Basic Science, Herbology, Oriental Medicine, Clinical Science or Professional Development
  • maintained a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 or better
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