Top Acupuncture Schools Worldwide: Where to Train to Become an Acupuncturist

Students interested in studying acupuncture need the proper training. Here is a list of the top five acupuncture schools throughout the world. In this guide you’ll learn about each school’s location, admission requirements and tuition information.

In the United States there are 35 schools and training programs approved by the Acupuncture Board, some of those are included in this list.

Here are the top five acupuncture schools throughout the world.

Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin

The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin is in Texas. At this acupuncture college offers under its acupuncture curriculum courses in Herbal Training, Integral Studies, Asian Bodywork Therapy, Mind/Body Training, Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Training.

For admission into the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin,you can do an online application. Tuition costs are $189 per credit for didactic coursework and $312 per credit for clinical instruction. There are scholarships available for entering students. You can visit the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin’s Web site or call (512) 454-1188.

International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver

International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver is in Vancouver, British Columbia. The full time program is a five-year diploma program for a doctor traditional Chinese medicine. Among the courses are Chinese Herbal Formulas, Western Physiology, Surface Anatomy and Acupuncture Points.

You can learn more about the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver at their Web site. You can call (604) 731-2926.

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley

At the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley students begin learning about acupuncture during their first trimester. Students learn the locations and functions of acupuncture points as well as the characteristics and functions of the regular channels.

The estimated cost to complete the master’s program at AIMC Berkeley is about $56,500 although costs may be lower.To learn more about the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley, visit their Web site or call (510) 666-8248.

China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center

Each year, the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center offers two introductory courses and one advanced course. And throughout the year, the training center also has short courses that are one to four weeks in length.

The China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center provides interpreters for English, Spanish, French, German Japanese and Korean for all of the courses. The school’s contact information is: Beijing, Beijing 100700 and the phone number is 0086-10-64046711.

Southwest Acupuncture College

The Southwest Acupuncture College has two campuses in New Mexico; one in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the other in Albuquerque, New Mexico.You must be at least 20 years old to enroll in the Southwest Acupuncture College.

Tuition for the full-time Master’s degree at Southwest Acupuncture College is $16 per semester hour and to complete the program, students need a total of 3,045. To learn more visit the Southwest Acupuncture College Web site.