THE FIRST AND ONLY ORIENTAL MEDICINE UNIVERSITY IN NEVADA OFFERING A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORIENTAL MEDICINE (MSOM) DEGREE
Founded in 2012 in the state of Nevada, the first state in the United States to grant licenses to practitioners of Oriental medicine, Wongu University of Oriental Medicine is the first and only Oriental Medicine school in Nevada approved to grant a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. This MSOM program degree title will correspond to the Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization Degree Title.
The mission of Wongu University of Oriental Medicine is to educate students to become skilled Oriental Medicine practitioners who possess compassion and integrity.
Wongu will lead in the education and clinical training of health professionals who use evidence-based alternative treatment options integrating Western biomedicine and Oriental medicine. Wongu’s emphasis on outreach to underserved communities will promote public health opportunities for healthcare providers to work in a variety of settings in cooperation with the broader medical community for patient care.
1. Advance the practice of Oriental medicine by increasing the number of competent, licensed, OMD practitioners.
2. Provide students with a historical and modern OM curriculum and a thorough experience in the clinical skills required for the safe and effective treatment of patients.
3. Serve the community with access to OM healing therapies at the Health Clinic and conduct educational programs for greater awareness of OM.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Graduates of the Wongu University’s Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of traditional Oriental medicine theory and practices in the areas of acupuncture, Oriental herbal medicine, Korean traditional medicine, qi cultivation, and Oriental bodywork.
- Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical clinical sciences, including diagnosis, physical examination, laboratory tests, and procedures.
- Collect the necessary information using traditional Oriental medicine diagnostic methods to formulate a proper Oriental medical diagnosis.
- Create treatment strategies based on the diagnosis and administer treatment plans with appropriate modalities and techniques.
- Plan and execute an effective herbal treatment and understand professional issues related to appropriate herbal management, herb-drug interactions, and consultation.
- Effectively guide patients in a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and exercise.
- Assess effectiveness and modify treatments according to changes in the patient’s presentation.
- Recognize signs and symptoms necessitating referrals to appropriate complementary healthcare providers in the biomedical community.
- Understand and comply with professional, legal, and ethical standards and practices as established by the profession.
- Understand best practices in successful clinic management.
- Participate in community services and incorporate healthy lifestyles and behaviors in their personal lives.
Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and its following program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):
- Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
The program listed above may offer courses via distance education.
ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.
ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.
ACAHM is located at:
500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, MN 55331
Phone: (952) 212-2434
Fax: (952) 657-7068
NEVADA STATE BOARD OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Wongu University has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine as the only higher education institution to offer a Master of Science Degree program in Oriental Medicine. For questions, please contact:
Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine
3191 E. Warm Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: (702) 675-5326
Fax: (702) 989-8584
REQUIREMENT OF THE NEVADA STATE BOARD OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
NAC 634A.080 4.(b)(2): Nevada Oriental Medicine Board regulation requires the completion of at least 3,000 hours of instruction, including no less than 2,500 didactic hours, for a student to graduate on or after November 25, 2002.
NAC 634A.080 4.(a): The program of study includes training or instruction in the subjects of acupuncture, moxibustion, herbology, Oriental physiology, Oriental pathology, Oriental diagnosis, Tuina, biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, Western physiology, Western pathology, Western diagnosis, pharmacology, laboratory, and radiology.
Our program satisfies the program length and subjects required by the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine.
NATIONAL CERTIFICATION AND STATE LICENSURE
OMD License in the State of Nevada
Graduates from the Wongu MSOM program are eligible to submit their application for the Nevada state licensure examination for Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD) with the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine assuming that they have met all the requirements set forth by the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine regarding licensure application. Further information can be found at: https://orientalmedicine.nv.gov/Licensing
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
NCCAOM is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982. The NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and oriental medicine through professional certification. NCCAOM certification or passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.
2001 K Street, NW
3rd floor North
Washington DC 20006
Tel: (888) 381-1140
A graduate of the University may be eligible to sit for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) modules (nccaom.org
). Once the graduate has passed the required NCCAOM modules (currently Acupuncture with Point Location, Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Biomedicine, and Chinese Herbology), the student qualifies to sit for the Licensure exam conducted by the Nevada State Oriental Medicine Board. For other states, a graduate should contact the appropriate state licensing agency for specific licensing requirements. Please refer to the complete NCCAOM applicant handbook for detailed information as well as the application process: https://www.nccaom.org/certification/nccaom-exam-preparation-center/study-guides/
COMMISSION OF POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION (CPE)
Wongu University is licensed to operate in the State of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education (CPE).
Commission on Postsecondary Education
2800 E. St. Louis
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Tel: (702) 486-7330
Fax: (702) 486-7340
Department of Education – Federal Student Aid
Wongu University’s Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree program is provisionally certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Title IV Federal Student Aid Program through September 30, 2018. Wongu University will be eligible to apply for full certification on June 30, 2018.
Department of Homeland Security – International Recruitment
Wongu University is a SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) certified school under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is authorized to accept and enroll nonimmigrant students by issuing Forms I-20. Wongu University is also authorized to assist students with an F-1 Visa to transfer in or out of Wongu University.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Wongu University is approved for veteran students to enroll and be certified to receive VA education benefits.