The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
The goal of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences is to
provide its students a professional graduate education in traditional
Chinese medicine, with the skills necessary to obtain licensure and become
competent primary health care providers.
Established in 1982, it is the Academy's belief that diligent practice
of particular disciplines enables students to cultivate health, well-being,
and inner harmony. ACCHS also strives to provide its students with roots
for the development of self-awareness and growth, through the practice
of taiji, qigong, and meditation.
It is the school's hope that training students in these disciplines,
while increasing their understanding of human nature, will help them to
make a significant contribution towards the development, wellness, and
prosperity of humanity.
The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences is located in Oakland,
California, just across the bay from San Francisco. The Academy campus
is near Oakland's City Center and Elihu Harris Plaza, and is easily accessed
by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation system. It
is within two blocks of federal, state, and city government buildings;
a few blocks of Oakland's growing Chinatown community; and five miles
from the University of California at Berkeley.
ACCHS was established in 1982. It received candidate status from the
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in April
1992 and became accredited in November 1992. It was reaccredited in 1997, 2001 and 2004.
The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences offers a Master of
Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a four-academic-year professional
degree curriculum designed to prepare graduates to be effective, competent,
and caring members of the Chinese medicine profession.
The master's program can be completed in three calendar years by full-time
students. The curriculum is divided into two portions: the pre-professional
courses of the first two calendar years, and the graduate courses of the
final calendar year. The pre-professional courses are considered to be
equivalent to the latter two upper division years of a baccalaureate program.
Written and practical comprehensive examinations are given at the beginning
of the fifth trimester and the ninth trimester in order to assess each
student's eligibility for proceeding to the next level of study and for
For more information on the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences,
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
1601 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510) 763-7787
Fax: (510) 834-8646
Clinic: (510) 763-7787
Web site: www.acchs.edu