Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Degree Professional Track
Online evening classes begin: July 13
In-person classes: Oct 28-31, 2023 & Feb 24-27, 2024
The doctoral program at Daoist Traditions was everything I hoped it would be. It gave me more advanced and in-depth exposure to the teachings of Master Jeffrey Yuen. It helped me to connect the dots between Western treatments and diagnoses with the Chinese Medicine theoretical framework that makes up classical practice. I have a much better working understanding of pharmacology, lab work, and energetics. As a professor of Chinese Medicine in my own right, this program has also given me the tools I need to better teach my own students.
– Joe, EAMP, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M
With the Daoist Traditions doctoral degree, you get more than just a degree title –
you will learn skills to advance your career and expand your practice.
Our DACM program includes advanced competencies in collaborative care, systems-based medicine, and evidence-informed practice – important skills and knowledge for acupuncturists in today’s team-based medical model. Broaden your ability to help your patients with advanced study of commonly seen specialty areas. Experience the integration of diverse medical perspectives in collaborative care rounds. Learn from instructors who are advanced practitioners and who bring a wealth of expertise and unique insight to the classroom experiences.
Continue your clinical practice while you earn your degree.
Get the best aspects of remote learning and face-to-face instruction with the convenient hybrid program format (part online and part in-person). Complete online coursework throughout the semester in both asynchronous and synchronous formats. Attend in-person sessions only 4 days per semester. Coming together with classmates and colleagues to explore aspects of this patient-centered medicine is a bonus. Collaborate and build community with professionals from diverse backgrounds – and learn from their experiences too.
Advance your clinical skill set and gain new insights into whole-person healthcare.
Broaden your ability to help your patients with advanced study of Orthopedics, Neurology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Cardiology. Understand how to look at lab work and pharmacology through a Chinese Medicine lens. Engage in unique clinical sessions that demonstrate how to effectively collaborate with other healthcare professionals – without compromising the integrity of Chinese medicine.
Study with Jeffrey Yuen, 88th Generation Daoist Priest.
Be guided through Master Yuen’s approach to assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients during a clinical day each semester. Get an insider’s look at his thought process as he works through case presentations to determine the best therapeutic treatment.
The DACM Professional Track consists of 16 credits and 305 hours. For more information about the program and course offerings, click here for our Academic Catalog.
Download the Application for Admission |Apply Online
Contact our Admissions Director at 828.225.3993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNC Board of Governors has issued licenses for Daoist Traditions to offer the MAOM and DACM programs.