M.S.A.O.M. Graduation Requirements

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M.S.A.O.M. Graduation Requirements

The Kings Park University M.S.A.O.M. program requires a minimum of 36 months (3 full calendar years) to complete. Below is the curriculum outline for the 36-month/ten trimester full-time program.

First Trimester Credits Hours
AM 310 Asian Medicine Terminology 2 30
AM 311 Asian Medicine History and Philosophy 2 30
AM 314 Asian Medicine Fundamental Theory 4 60
AM 320 Point Location I 4 60
AM 420 Acupuncture Principles & Theory I 3 45
BM 302 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 45
Total 18 270
Second Trimester Credits  Hours
BM 301 Biomedical Concepts, Terminology and Western Medical History 2 30
HB 330 Introduction to Herbology 2 30
AM 323 Channel (Meridian) Theory 2 30
AM 321 Point Location II 4 60
AM 421 Acupuncture Theory II 3 45
BM 303 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 45
Total 16 240
Third Trimester Credits Hours
BM 351 CPR & Other Emergency Techniques 1 15
PT 550 Medical Ethics & Professional Laws 2 30
AM 322 Point Location III 4 60
AM 422 Acupuncture Theory III 3 45
AM 312 Qi Gong I 1 15
CP 360 Clinic Observation I 3 90
AM 520 Special Needle Technique 2 30
Total  16  285
Fourth Trimester Credits Hours
 BM 304  Surface Anatomy 2 30
BM 401  Nutrition and Diet 2 30
AM 425  Acupuncture Therapeutics I 4 60
HB 331  A/M Herbology I 3 45
CP 361  Clinic Observation II 2 60
AM 410 Tui Na I 2 30
 Total 15  255
Fifth Trimester Credits Hours
AM 426 Acupuncture Therapeutics II 4 60
HB 332 A/M Herbology II 3 45
AM 429 Scalp & Ear Acupuncture 2 30
BM 406 Biomedical Pathophysiology 3 45
CP 461 Clinic Internship I 4 120
Total 16 300
Sixth Trimester Credits Hours
AM 427 Acupuncture Therapeutics III 4 60
EL 313 Qi Gong II* 1 15
HB 333 A/M Herbology III 3 45
HB 530 Clinical Patent Herbs 2 30
PT 551A Clinic Practice Management I 2 30
PT 552 Counseling and Communications 3 45
CP 561 Clinic Internship II 4 120
Total 19 345
Seventh Trimester Credits Hours
AM 428 Meridian Acupoint Techniques Application 4 60
BM 404 Biomedical Microbiology 3 45
BM 502 Biomedical Diagnosis and Lab Tests 3 45
HB 431 Introduction & Herbal Prescriptionology I 3 45
HB 510 Shang Han Lun 3 45
HB 512 Wen Bing Lun 2 30
CP 562 Clinic Internship III 4 120
Total 22 390
Eight Trimester Credits Hours
HB 432 Herbal Prescriptionology II 3 45
HB 531 Practical Training in Herbal Formulation 2 30
EL 611 Licensure Examination Preparation * 3 45
BM 501 Biomedical Pharmacology 3 45
BM 408 Biomedical Toxicology 2 30
CP 563 Clinic Internship IV 4 120
Total 17 315
Ninth Trimester Credits Hours
HB 433 Herbal Prescriptionology III 4 60
HB 513 Golden Chamber (Jin Gui Yao Lue) 2 30
CP 564 Clinic Internship V 4 120
BM 572 Biomedicine Review 3 45
BM 600 Clinic Sciences and Clinic Medicine 2 30
EL 602 Program Review & Comprehensive Examination * 4 60
PT 600 Hygiene, Public Health and Referral Modalities 2 30
Total 21  375
Tenth Trimester Credits Hours
EL 515 Yellow Emperor’s Classic I* 2 30
EL 517 DongeuibogamI (Eastern Medicine Manual)* 2 30
EL 600 Asian Medicine Gynecology* 2 30
EL 601 Asian Medicine Sports Medicine* 2 30
BM 601 Biomedical Statistics and Research 2 30
CP 565 Clinic Internship VI 4 120
Total 14  270

Graduation Requirements

The following minimum requirements must be completed prior to graduation from the Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program:

Credits Hours
AM = Asian Medicine Acupuncture and related didactic studies 54 810
HB = Herbal Herbal didactic studies  32  480
BM = Biomedical Science Western Medical Science didactic studies 34 510
PT = Practice Training Ethics, Business and Communications didactic studies 9 135
CP = Clinical Practice Clinical Training 29 870
 Subtotal: 158  2,805
 EL = Elective Other related didactic courses*  16 240
 Total:  174* 3,045

* Limitations on the transferability of credits may apply. (Special Topic elective course)

*Special Topic elective courses are not required for our Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program

*Kings Park University will offer the above special topic elective courses according to our students’ interest.