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"...In the Oriental Medicine program* at AMC, students participate in an in-depth course of study, which is spread over four academic years, but may be completed in as little as 36 months..."


Now that you've decided to pursue a career in the healing arts, the next step is to find the appropriate school to meet your educational needs. Depending on your particular field of interest, the Acupuncture and Massage College (AMC) situated in beautiful Miami, Florida, may just have what you're seeking. Whether you entertain the idea of becoming a professional massage therapist or are more intrigued by Oriental medicine, you can enroll in these and other related programs at the Acupuncture and Massage College.

In the Oriental Medicine program* at AMC, students participate in an in-depth course of study, which is spread over four academic years, but may be completed in as little as 36 months. Meeting all educational requirements of the State of Florida and the NCCAOM (National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), the Oriental Medicine program combines essential training and education in anatomy, biology, biochemistry, herbal medicine, pharmacology, physiology, medical terminology, diagnostic methods and systems in relation to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and clinical practice with comprehensive theories of TCM, acupuncture and needling techniques (as well as point locations), homeopathy, Western science, Qi Kung (Qigong), Tuina and other Chinese medicine modalities. (*Applicants who wish to enter the Oriental Medicine program at AMC must meet certain eligibility requirements, which include: 60 college credits from an accredited institution, competency in the English language, and applicants must be a U.S. resident and a minimum of 21 years of age.)

The seven-month massage therapy program at Acupuncture and Massage College offers an in-depth and practical training curriculum in a wide assortment of massage modalities as well as fundamental education in ethics, musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, physiology, and legal issues surrounding the practice. In addition, students gain hands-on training in aromatherapy, cranial-sacral therapy, Swedish massage, medical massage, Shiatsu, Qi Kung, and hydrotherapy.

AMC also extends 150-hour certification courses in Shiatsu and Tuina. This 4-6 week training program is offered to licensed massage therapists who wish to enhance their skills, and be able to provide these supplemental services to both patients and clients alike.

If martial arts and yoga are appealing to you, then AMC offers a combined 600-hour certification course, which involves training in Taoist philosophy and meditation techniques, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Chinese Qi Kung exercises, and anatomy and physiology. Upon acceptance, students can complete this certification program in one year's time.

As part of its commitment to making educational programs affordable to applicants, AMC participates in the Federal PELL Grant program, in addition to other financial aid programs to students who qualify.

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) as a degree-granting institution and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT), AMC is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (with regard to acupuncture and Oriental medicine programs) and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education.

If you're ready to take the next step to realizing your professional dreams of becoming a certified massage therapist or Oriental medicine practitioner, then advance to Acupuncture and Massage College and attain the education you need to achieve the career success you deserve.

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