American Liberty University College of Languages

Acupuncture & Oriental Med.

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has been established to provide quality educational programs for serious students desiring to learn, research and work within the essential field of alternative health treatment methods.

American Liberty University's curriculum combines a fresh new approach with such ancient and time-proven techniques as acupuncture, herbology and oriental medicine. Our study program has been formed in direct response to a strong need for alternative medicines as well as the high level of interest displayed by prospective health care practitioners.

The American Liberty University Department of College of Health Science has clearly established, and is now explanding, a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and researching. One of the many strengths of the Department of College of Health Science is its teaching of the scientific basis for health practice, leadership, and such related investigations.

MISSION STATEMENT AND PHILOSOPHY

American Liberty University's philosophy and continuing mission is to produce highly trained graduates who embody the finest principles of ethical professionalism.

It is the university's belief that its graduates will best serve their communities when they possess, in addition to a mastery of their field, a genuine commitment to the highest standards of personal conduct and the healing profession.

This balance between accomplishment, service, and integrity is encouraged through an underlying belief system in which optimal values are achieved on a day-to-day basis. Students will be challenged as to how they may best achieve their goals and ensure their patients' well being.

The College of College of Health Science offers one degree and one diploma as follows:

The Diploma of Acupuncture (D.A.):

Especially designed to offer a sufficient understanding andoverview of acupuncture techniques to accredited Medical Doctors desiring to utilize acupuncture in their practice.

Doctor of Philosophy in Oriental Medicine (Ph.D.):

This advanced research program is offered to students who have completed their Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (or equivalent) and are looking to continue their academic goals to the Ph.D. level.

The American Liberty University Department of Health Science has an exceptionally well-qualified faculty, many of whom have earned national and international reputations for excellence in their fields. The innovative curriculum is responsive to all essential needs in health care and the diversity of the patient population. Education in this University with its full range of academic disciplines provides a rich environment for preparation in the College of Health Sciences.
Students at all levels learn relevant theory, research, acquire practice skills, and are socialized into the profession.  Increasing levels of complexity and sophistication of learning and integration are expected of students in the various programs.  Whether at the beginning, advanced, or scholarly level, students learn to apply knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes in their practice, which may include educative, administrative, and research arenas.  Just as students have the right and responsibility to participate in their own learning, faculty members have the right and responsibility to structure the teaching environment to maximize opportunity.  Individual academic counseling and a variety of one-on-one tele-meeting; group study, seminars, internet, and interactive instructional formats assist students in attaining program and individual learning goals.

Dedicated to this goal, the faculty continues collaborative relationships with scientists and clinicians in other schools and departments at other university campuses, and at cooperative clinical and research-oriented institutions locally, regionally, and internationally.

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:
If licensing, certification or credentialing by a public or private agency or professional association is the objective of the student, we recommend that the applicant check with the authority which offers the recognition before enrolling in the University.

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