Doctorate of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Professional Doctorate Program

Daoist Traditions is excited to announce that the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has granted permission for us to begin the process of offering a Professional Doctorate (PD) program. We are proud to be at the forefront of the profession, able to offer our students access to the new terminal degree opportunity.

Daoist Traditions Professional Doctorate will expand on our Master’s program to include emphasis on:

  • Patient-centered care as part of an interdisciplinary team of practitioners;
  • Integration of Chinese medicine and biomedical research, theory, and
    evidence-informed practice into patient care; and,
  • Collaborative Care internship in a clinical setting.

Some courses in the PD program are offered in a hybrid format – mixing face-to-face classroom instruction with online activities and outside resources to reinforce and complement what is learned in class. Hybrid courses offer more convenience and flexibility to fit into students’ busy schedules. We offer hybrid courses in asynchronous and synchronous formats. See the Q&A about Hybrid Courses for more information. Click Here for Hybrid Program Format FAQ

For more information, click here for our Academic Catalog.

*Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts’ Professional Doctorate program is not accredited or pre-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.
This program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation and Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, Daoist Traditions can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.
Students enrolled in this program are not eligible to participate in the Federal grant and loan programs based on ACAOM’s approval.