Five Branches University offers a variety of classes and certificate programs in therapeutic massage, Asian Bodywork, Qigong and Medical Qigong; bringing together wisdom from modalities based in Eastern and Western traditions. Courses may be taken individually, for massage therapists, qigong instructors, licensed acupuncturists and other healing practitioners, wanting to add to their skills. And courses may be taken in a series of classes that lead to certification in Asian Bodywork and Qigong, and in Qigong and Medical Qigong.

Qigong and Medical Qigong

Both the Santa Cruz and San Jose campuses offer certificate programs and individual courses in Qigong and Medical Qigong.

Self Cultivation Certificate

The Self Cultivation Certificate program, available at both the San Jose and Santa Cruz campuses, is a two-course qigong training program designed to enhance your awareness of energy within and around yourself. You will learn esoteric Medical Qigong terminology, energetic anatomy and physiology, and how external and internal pathogenic factors can affect health.

Medical Qigong I

In Medical Qigong I, you are led through a progressive series of Qigong meditations and exercises, and will learn basic applications of Medical Qigong purgation, tonification, and regulation energetic skills.

Medical Qigong II

In Medical Qigong II, you are led through a progressive series of advanced Shengong meditations and exercises, specifically used for developing advanced intuitive diagnostic skills.

Medical Qigong Practitioner Certificate – Santa Cruz Campus

The Medical Qigong Practitioner Certificate (MQP) program, offered at the Five Branches Santa Cruz campus, is a 200-hour Medical Qigong training program which includes clinical training under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist specializing in Medical Qigong. The MQP is designed to teach you how to integrate self-cultivation skills and apply them in the realm of qi emission.

Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate – San Jose Campus

The Medical Qigong Therapist (MQT) 650-hour Certificate program, offered at the Five Branches San Jose campus, is a powerful journey through deep self healing as a means to awaken your ability to help others heal.

Extension Catalog 2018-2019

The Extension Catalog 2018-2019 details the courses of the program and describes the University and the procedure for applying for admissions. The Catalog is available here.


Contact Us:

For admissions and course information, contact:

Five Branches University Extension

San Jose:

Gina Huang
(408) 260-0208 ext 233

Santa Cruz:

(831) 476-9424

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