Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)

The DACM program offers Daoist Traditions Master’s Program graduates advanced competencies to provide the best quality care for patients. Students gain additional clinical skills and deeper knowledge in the areas of research and communication to effectively work with other healthcare professionals. The program builds on the master’s program with additional coursework in orthopedics, neurology, endocrinology, collaborative care, and advanced clinical practice.

Students attend week-long class and clinic sessions twice per year. The modular format and hybrid courses offer students the flexibility to continue their clinical practice while earning their degree. The DACM consists of 317.5 hours/16.8 credits.

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DACM – Semester Class Hours
                Semester 1 Semester 2
DACM – Didactic Classes 45 45
DACM – Clinical Hours 16 22
  Semester 3 Semester 4
DACM  – Didactic Classes 52.5 45
DACM – Clinical Hours 47 45


*The Accreditation Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has granted permission to begin enrolling students in the DACM program. Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts’ Professional Doctorate program is not accredited or pre-accredited by the 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. In May 2018, the UNC Board of Governors issued a license for Daoist Traditions to offer the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Degree Program.