Applicants for the Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program must be graduates of Master’s level Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine colleges which are accredited or in candidacy for accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). Contact the Admissions Director for more information.
Graduates of the Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program are eligible for the NCCAOM Chinese Herbology exam through conversion to Oriental Medicine Certification. To be eligible for the exam, graduates must be an NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture in active status.
After your application and application fee are received, our Admissions Director will contact you to arrange an interview. Interviews may be conducted by phone or video call. You will be notified of the admission decision within 2 weeks of your interview. There are no course exemptions or transfer credits available for the CCHM program.
English Language Competency
Academic success is dependent upon the student’s ability to understand, speak, read, and write in English. The level of proficiency needed for a graduate-level academic program is greater than that required for daily living. English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
1. Applicants must have completed a two -year (60-semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution a) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or b) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland. In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used.
2. If an applicant has not completed a two -year English-based education as defined above, they may demonstrate English language competency by completion of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IELTS) exams. Applicants must achieve a total score of at least 80 on the TOEFL internet-based exam (iBT) including a minimum speaking score of 26 and a listening score of 22, or an overall band score of 6.5 (Academic Format) with speaking score 8 and listening score 6.5 on the IELTS exam.
If you have specific questions regarding your eligibility, please contact our Admissions Director by email, or call 828.225.3993.
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If you have questions about the Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program, please contact Juliet Daniel, Admissions Director.