The purpose of the East West College of Natural Medicine is to provide
a Master's-level education, primarily in acupuncture and Oriental medicine,
with adjunctive training in other CAM therapies and integrative Western
This education is specifically designed to prepare tudents
to meet the certification and licensure requirements of the National Commission
for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the Florida
State Board of Acupuncture, respectively. East West also prepares its
students to enter the field of Chinese medicine with competency as licensed
primary health care providers. In addition, the purpose of the East West
College of Natural Medicine is to support the professional development
of its graduates and other professionals by offering advanced studies
at the postgraduate level.
The East West College of Natural Medicine was established in 1994, and
originally known as the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts. The school changed
its name to the East West College of Natural Medicine in 2002. Its degree
program was granted candidate status by the Accreditation Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in November 1997, accredited in 1999,
and reaccredited in 2004.
East West College of Natural Medicine offers a Master of Science in Oriental
Medicine degree. The components of this 2,854 hour program are divided
into the following categories and hours: 942 hours of Oriental medicine
and acupuncture theories, principles and techniques; 503 hours of Western
biomedical sciences; 420 hours of Chinese herbology;104 hours of practice
management and licensure courses; 90 hours of alternative therapies; and
795 hours of clinical sciences and clinical herbal applications
Upon completion of the program, graduates will:
be competent to diagnose, treat and prevent various internal, external,
pediatric, gynecological, sensory, and orthopedic diseases according
to the principles and techniques of Oriental medicine.
be knowledgeable about how to access informational resources pertaining
to health care in general and Oriental medicine in particular.
be able to communicate in a professional manner with other health
care providers for the purposes of referral and consultation.
know how to act ethically and professionally with patients in an Oriental
medical practice; and
know how to establish and manage an Oriental medical practice.
Postgraduates and other professionals, who so choose, will be trained
in advanced AOM studies provided through special courses and seminars.
For more information on East West College of Natural Medicine, contact:
East West College of Natural Medicine
3808 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Tel: (941) 355-9080
Fax: (941) 355-3243
Web site: www.ewcollege.org