2 TERMS (30 WEEKS)
172.5 DIDACTIC HOURS
136 CLINIC HOURS
AREAS OF STUDY:
AIMC’s First Professional Doctorate Completion program is designed for current Acupuncturists with an MSOM or equivalent degree who want to achieve a doctoral education and expand their expertise while continuing to work full-time.
The doctoral level competencies enable graduates to fully utilize the scope of practice of a California licensed acupuncturist, including, ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic imaging, giving effective nutrition advice and exercise counseling, collaborating with other practitioners in patient care, and incorporating scholarship, research, evidence-based and functional medicine into clinical practice. Students will learn to utilize Japanese abdominal & pulse diagnosis with herbal medicine, Dr. Tan and Master Tung acupuncture for pain management, and other advanced, specialized treatment techniques.
This two term program is designed with your work schedule in mind; courses are scheduled over one weekend per month over 2 trimesters (30 weeks).
|Spring Trimester 2020:||January-April 2021|
|Summer Trimester 2020:||May-August 2021|
|Didactic:||11.5 units (172.5 hours)|
|Clinic:||4.5 units (136 hours)|
Master’s of Science Degree in Acupuncture (equivalent to AIMC’s MSOM) including 18 didactic units and 4 units of advanced clinical training in Integrative Medicine.
16 Credits, 2 trimesters, 30 Weeks
DAIM-only courses are not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid. The school has an account with Sallie Mae which is a commercial student loan lender. A private student loan will be available from this lender. However, the school cannot support and assume any responsibility for this private financing.
Please read Accreditation Disclosure
Due to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIMC Berkeley has changed the structure of our Doctoral Completion program. Our Spring 2021 cohort will have the option to be fully online. If and when clinical opportunities become available through the school or student contacts, they can be used for clinical hours. All clinical training sites are subject to review. We are prepared to continue online education where necessary to support the safety of our students during the ongoing pandemic.
"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."- Master’s Student