Southern California University of Health Sciences College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The mission of Southern California University of Health Sciences is:
To educate and train students to confidently assume a role of the
first contact, primary care provider.
To create and support a research culture focusing on alternative health
To promote life-long professional development.
To foster global acceptance of alternative health care.
Through its educational programs, SCUHS hopes to impart tomorrow’s alternative
health care practitioners with a sense of responsibility and leadership
that will carry on for generations to follow. The school remains committed
to providing learning opportunities that will:
Establish knowledge, values and attitudes necessary to be successful
Develop the clinical, interpersonal and psychomotor skills essential
Enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills as they apply
to the analysis of information leading to a diagnosis;
Instill a commitment to conscientious care with a sense of compassion
and sympathetic understanding;
Encourage cooperation with other health care disciplines in order
to provide continuity and comprehensive patient care;
Develop a commitment to, and capacity for, life-long learning;
Impart responsibility and sensitivity to the socio-economic, psychosocial
and cultural environment of those served;
Encourage students and faculty to pursue endeavors in education and
Increase professional knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to
respond to and influence current and future health care trends through
Southern California University of Health Sciences began in 1911 as the
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. It changed its name following the
opening of the school's College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in
2000. The acupuncture program is currently a candidate for accreditation
from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
It was designated a candidate in May 2003, and became fully accredited in October 2005.
SCUHS offers a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree, which
requires 2,865 hours of study, including 900 clinic hours. Included in
the degree curriculum are nine "abilities": effective communication;
diagnostic; skills reason-based use of science and evidence in practice;
patient-centered disease management; illness prevention and wellness focus;
lifelong learning; problem solving; personal and professional growth and
maturity; and sociocultural and community contextual sensitivity.
For more information on Southern California University of Health Sciences,
Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 East Amber Valley Drive
PO Box 1166
Whittier, CA 90604
Tel: (562) 947-8755
Fax: (562) 947-5724
Web site: www.scuhs.edu