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San Diego, California, United States



Holistic Health Science (Associate Degree)

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist. Focus is on Oriental medical theory with a comprehensive training in practical massage skills, including tui na, shiatsu, Thai massage, and a variety of other Asian bodywork therapies. A wide array of electives allows the student to study specific areas of interest, such as pediatrics, sports medicine, or reflexology.

The Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science) is a 5-semester degree program consisting of 60 units that meets the requirem... [Read More]

Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The purpose of the doctoral program is to foster self-directed learning and critical thinking skills within the framework of traditional Chinese medicine to where it becomes a defining characteristic of the graduate&,#146,s professionalism. It further strives to broaden and deepen the practitioner&,#146,s knowledge and skills in patient care. Since the doctorate is not required for licensure, this program provides advanced education, cultivating students into leaders of the profession. Graduates use the doctorate to enhance their careers as experts in the field as they contribu... [Read More]




Massage Therapist (Certificate)

The Massage Therapist/ Asian Bodywork Certificate program has been specially designed to merge Pacific College’s quality education with convenience. A blend of expertly instructed classroom and online courses in Asian Bodywork and Massage Therapy offers the opportunity to practice hands-on training on campus with our distinguished faculty while doing some of your coursework on your own time, in your own space.

The purpose of the Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork program is to prepare students for employment in massage therapy either in private practice, or a wide variety of... [Read More]

Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork (Associate Degree)

The purpose of the Associate of Science program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist, while providing the general education units required to advance into the bachelor’s or master’s degree program. The massage therapy portion of the program emphasizes Oriental medical theory, tui na, and the development of the student&,#146,s ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease. In the bodywork portion of the program, students receive an introduction to the theories of Chinese medicine and specialize in a multitude of Asian bodywork therapies.
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Asian Holistic Health & Massage (Bachelor Degree)

The Bachelor of Health Science (Asian Holistic Health &, Massage) is a 64.5 unit degree completion program that meets the requirements for national massage certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as well as the requirements for California licensure.

This degree enables graduates to:
•Market themselves as competent and informed employees to companies in the growing field of Asian holistic health and massage.
•S... [Read More]

Traditional Oriental Medicine (Master Degree)

The Master of Science (Traditional Oriental Medicine) is a four-year graduate program. With 191.5 units and 3,510 credit hours of theory and clinical practice, graduates are eligible for the California, Illinois, and New York state licensure exams, as well as the national certification examinations, which enables students to become licensed in the remaining states that regulate acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Students of the Master’s program are also eligible to enroll in Pacific College’s massage programs, allowing them to earn a massage license and work in the field while compl... [Read More]

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