At Five Branches University our top priority is to prepare you to become an exceptional practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We know there are many excellent TCM schools to choose from yet here are ten reasons why Five Branches might be your best academic and personal choice:
Five Branches University is recognized as one of the nation’s top TCM and integrative medicine schools.
Our nationally accredited Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs provide you with a strong foundation in TCM diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, the latest TCM research, extensive clinical training and a comprehensive integrative medical education.
Top Academic and Clinical Experts
Learn from the most highly accomplished faculty in TCM education. Many of our doctors and teachers have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM and integrative medicine in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the U.S.
Specialty Certificate Options
As a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) student you can receive advanced medical specialty certifications in Sports Medicine, Medical Qigong, Five Element Acupuncture or Tuina Massage to enhance and distinguish your TCM practice.
Our Study Abroad program is one of the best ways to experience the authentic practice of TCM integrated with modern western medical technology. Travel to Asia to learn TCM from highly knowledgeable doctors and teachers and to complete 25% of your clinical training in a hospital setting.
Our commitment to excellence in education continues beyond graduation with our continuing education programs. Bringing expert teachers and lecturers together, we offer a wide variety of high quality courses in advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine and provide certification in Asian Massage and Bodywork, Medical Qigong and Mind-Body Medicine.
Two Beautiful Campuses
Choose from our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both to enjoy breathtaking coastal views or unique cultural city experiences. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.
Financial Aid Available
Federal Financial Aid is available for your tuition and living expenses so you can focus your attention on your studies and not have to worry about the rest.
Flexible Course Schedules
Flexible course schedules allow you to attend school full or part-time, during the day, night and weekends and at two campuses so you can maintain balance in your life and still have time for rest and recreation.
Five Branches prepares you to achieve high passing scores on both the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam and the National Certification Exams. Upon graduation you will be qualified to apply for a top-paying position at a medical institution such as Kaiser Permanente or to establish a successful TCM practice anywhere in the world.