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Study Acupuncture

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Acupuncture Programs (Degree & Non-Degree)

Combined Bachelor/Master's Degrees

Master's Degrees

Certificate Program

Why Study at Bastyr?

Bastyr University's comprehensive approach to the study of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) prepares students to work in collaboration with practitioners of conventional Western medicine. Our students are fortified with rigorous didactic and clinical training and educated on Western health care disciplines. Thus, students graduate as highly qualified practitioners who are able to inform other health care providers on the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

With acupuncturists licensed to practice in 44 states and the District of Columbia, traditional Chinese medicine offers an excellent career option. With Bastyr University's accredited acupuncture programs designed and taught by some of the premier Chinese medicine educators in the world, our students can expect to graduate with both a well-respected degree and the skills and confidence to begin practicing.

About Our Acupuncture Department

The ancient healing art of acupuncture has been a part of Bastyr University since our early years. The Department of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine was formed in 1989 in response to a growing interest in acupuncture both on campus and among the general population.  

The master's and certificate programs are strongly inspired by the contemporary model of natural health care education and practice in China, which combines traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western medicine. Through this approach to learning acupuncture, students train in co-management of patients with Western medicine providers and build the skills to inform both patients and other providers on the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).