New York College of Health Professions


New York College of Health Professions

Contact Details

Main Campus

Address: 6801 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, Long Island, NY11791

Phone: 1-800-922-7337

Fax: 516 364-0989

Admissions email:

General email: 


Training Therapy

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine 

Level of Training


Qualification Awarded

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine 

Duration of Training

4 years 

Entry Requirements

General requirements

An applicant who is a citizen of a foreign country must complete the regular application process and provide the following additional documentation:

  • Evaluation of educational equivalency in the United States and a certified English translation of educational credentials by a recognized educational organization including: Worlds Education Services (WES) or Globe Language Services, Inc.
  • For the purposes of assuring the College and United States government that all necessary costs to maintain the student throughout his/her tenure at the College will be met, students must submit an Ability-to-Pay statement. (This form can be obtained from the College’s Admissions Office).
  • A valid Visa or Alien Registration card. New York College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. An international student who needs to have his/her visa transferred should consult with the Admissions Office or our Office of International Service (OIS).
  • International students who transfer from American colleges or universities must have their previous school complete the I-20 Transfer Recommendation Form, and must also furnish copies of all previous universities’ I-20s and a copy of their I-94 from their passport.
  • All applicants whose first language is other than English, are strongly encouraged to submit the official score report of TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language and spoken English) as administered by the Educational Testing Service, or an examination deem to be equivalent by the Admissions office. The minimum score is 500 written based, or 61 on the computer-based test (iBT), as well as minimum scores of 22 in listening and 26 in speaking. Students may also satisfy their English competency requirement by scoring a level 6 on the English International English Language Testing System (IEL TS). English competency maybe demonstrated and the TOEFL requirement waived, if the applicant has completed at least two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of baccalaureate level education from an accredited college or university in the United States, or from an equivalent English language institution in another country; or if the applicant otherwise demonstrate sufficient English language compensate through the interview and written essay required for admission to the program.

English language requirements

Students from countries whose native language is English are exempt from this requirement.

The TOEFL iBT or IELTS tests are not required. Students who have not taken TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language and spoken English) must have an English language evaluation completed here at the college by our English Language Institute upon arrival. Based upon the results of the evaluation, our English Language Institute may recommend that you start with noncredit bearing English language classes.

Information about TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA, in writing or by calling 1-800-468-6335, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 7:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, or at the TOEFL website.

All expenses incurred by the international applicants during this application process are the full responsibility of the candidate. 

Enrollment Time

March, July or October each year

Learning Outcome

The Oriental Medicine curriculum provides for the close integration of courses in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Student practitioners learn early in their studies the most effective way to combine these modalities and provide patients with the best treatment for their condition.

In keeping with the College’s philosophy of integrating Holistic and Western medicine, the curriculum also includes courses in Asian Bodywork and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as Western bio and clinical sciences, pharmacology, Western and Eastern nutrition and holistic techniques and methods.

Required training in T’ai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong or Yoga helps Oriental Medicine students better understand how their bodies function, thereby enhancing their ability to diagnose and treat their patients.

Type of Attendance

Full time 

Credit Hour





Both components will be taught within four years syllabus 

Learning Module

Year 1/Trimester 1

  • Surface Anatomy
  • Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Fundamental theory of Oriental Medicine
  • Channels & Points I
  • Introduction to Physical Arts
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (if necessary)
  • Chemistry for the health Sciences (if necessary)

Year 1/Trimester 2

  • Biochemistry
  • OM Diagnostic Methods
  • Channels & Points II
  • OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatment Principles I
  • Chinese Materia Medica I
  • Asian Bodywork I (Amma/Shiatsu/Tuina)
  • Physical Arts I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (if necessary)

Year 1/Trimester 3

  • Neurology
  • OM Pattern ID, Pathomechanisms & Treatmnet Principles II
  • Pathophysiology I
  • Channels & Points III
  • OM Palpatory Assessment
  • Chinese Materia Medica II
  • Asian Bodywork (Amma/Shiatsu/Tuina)
  • Physical Arts II

Year 2/Trimester 4

  • Western Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology II
  • TCM Internal Medicine I
  • Acupuncture Point Review
  • Chinese Materia Medica III
  • Introduction to Clinic
  • Clinic Grand Rounds I
  • Physical Arts III

Year 2/Trimester 5

  • TCM International Medicine II
  • Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Patient Assessment I
  • Health Psychology
  • Acupuncture Techniques II & New Methods
  • Chinese Herbal Formulas I
  • Clinic Grand Rounds II

Year 2/Trimester 6

  • Patient Assessment II
  • Medical Ethnics
  • Eastern Nutrition
  • TCM Gynecology & Male Reproductive Disorders
  • Clinical Skills Review
  • Chinese Herbal Formulas II
  • Clinic Assistantship
  • Acupuncture Technique III (Microsystems)

Year 3/Trimester 7

  • Pharmacology
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Clinical Analysis & Case Histories I
  • Chinese Herbal Formulas III
  • Oriental Medicine Clinic I

Year 3/Trimester 8

  • Internal Medicine II
  • Clinical Application of Herbs I
  • Research Data & Methodology
  • Shang Han Lun
  • Oriental Medicine Clinic II
  • Clinical Analysis & Case Histories II

Year 3/Trimester 9

  • Practice Management
  • Clinical Application of Herbs II
  • Oriental Medicine Clinic III
  • Clinical Analysis & Case Histories III

Year 4/Trimester 10

  • Clinical Application of Herbs III
  • Pharmacognosy & Toxicology
  • Oriental Medicine Clinic IV
  • Clinical Analysis & Case Histories IV
  • Wen Bing Xue
  • Clinic Exit Exam

Teaching Faculty

School of Oriental Medicine

Source of Accreditation

This Oriental Medicine program was approved by the State Education Department and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing Oriental Medicine practitioners. 

Graduate Pathways

The New York College Oriental Medicine Program requirements exceed the certification and licensing requirements set forth by the appropriate regulatory bodies. Graduates of this program are well prepared for NCCAOM national certification exams in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine which is required by New York State for Licensure in Acupuncture. With efforts to implement state licensing for Herbalists gaining momentum, graduates of this program will enjoy a distinct advantage in being prepared for the required exams that licensure will entail. 

Career Oppurtunities

Students in this program will be prepared for careers as licensed Acupuncturists while gaining the knowledge necessary to integrate herbal remedies with Acupuncture for a truly holistic practice. 

Course Fees

You may refer to the website or contact their administration 

How to Apply

Candidates can apply via online (refer links and contact details)

Glossary, Abbreviation and Links

ACAOM – Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Office of International Services (OIS)

Phone: 1-516-364-0808 Ext. 301


Enrolment link –

University official website – 

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