Length of Study
The Acupuncture Program must be completed in no less than four calendar years and no more than six calendar years to graduate from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Clock/Credit Hour Conversion
1 credit hour is equal to:
- 15 classroom hours, or
- 30 observation or internship hours, or
- 45 independent study hours
The following courses must be successfully completed in order to receive a diploma from Jung Tao School.
Year 1 – The Healthy State – 495 Clock Hours – 31.5 Credit Hours
|E-100||Energetic Anatomy & Physiology||150||10|
|B-100||Biomedical Anatomy & Physiology||180||12|
Year One Program of Study
Year one of the training focuses on the energetics of the human body in its healthy state and its relationship to the universe as a “microcosm of the macrocosm.” A shift in the student’s perspective to not only view phenomena in the linear, quantitative view of the West, but to include the more Taoist, simultaneous, qualitative vantage point of the East, is discussed and explored. The biomedical sciences are fully integrated into the year one training as well, so the student may begin to synthesize the two distinct modes of cognizance.
Year 2 – Diagnosis & Pathology – 518 Clock Hours – 33 Credit Hours
Year Two Program of Study
In year two the student is introduced to gathering patient information and diagnosis. Students are taught the importance of sharpening the awareness of their five senses and using these as tools to receive undistorted diagnostic information. The study of taijiquan, which is taught during the entire duration of study at Jung Tao School, is utilized here as a way of heightening the sensitivity and receptivity of the student, so more and more subtle diagnostic information may be obtained. Students also learn to use this sensitivity in the location of acupuncture points in the second year of training.
In addition to the introduction to diagnosis, the origin and progression of disease in the context of Energetic and Western medicine is thoroughly discussed. Students are introduced to the diagnosis of live patients in diagnostic clinique, a forum in which the class as a whole takes the history of the patient, discusses the origin and progression of the disease, and arrives at a diagnosis.
Year 3 – Clinical Skills – 540 Clock Hours – 33 Credit Hours
Year Three Program of Study
Year three is the final year of didactic study. Students are thoroughly grounded in energetic treatment modalities, strategies, and acupuncture point energetics. Treatment clinique exposes students to live patients and gives the class an opportunity to discuss treatment options and point selections. Development of clinical skills are also a major component of year three: needle technique, physical examinations skills, methods of cleanliness and safety, counseling, medical ethics, communicating with other health providers, and jurisprudence are just some of the topics presented. Finally, students will learn to synthesize the information learned in both the Eastern and Western medical courses in the clinical skills course.
Year 4 – Clinical Internship – 630 Clock Hours – 21 Credit Hours
Hours of Study
|Energetic Medicine||833 Clock Hours||55.5 Credit Hours|
|Biomedicine||450 Clock Hours||30 Credit Hours|
|Professional Skills||90 Clock Hours||6 Credit Hours|
|Clinical Observation||180 Clock Hours||6 Credit Hours|
|Clinical Internship||630 Clock Hours||21 Credit Hours|
|Total Program||2183 Clock Hours||118.5 Credit Hours|
Year Four Program of Study
The final year of study is student clinical internship. Students must complete 630 hours of internship by scheduling 40-50 hours per over 15 total rotations for the entirety of the year in the Jung Tao School clinic, performing treatments under the supervision of licensed clinicians. Increasing responsibility is given to the student until he or she can satisfactorily interview, diagnose, and treat patients with minimal supervision.