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Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) majoring in Acupuncture

New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine
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About this program

The aim of the Bachelor of Health Science with major in Acupuncture is to produce graduates who exercise a range of capabilities that enable them to practice their discipline safely and effectively within the New Zealand cultural, healthcare and regulatory contexts. Graduates of the programme will employ the principles of reflective practice, making use of the relevant techniques and resources to manage, advise and contribute to the care of patients who present with a range of health problems. Graduates will be aware of the limitations of their scope of practice, will contribute to the wider healthcare community in New Zealand, and will be able to effectively manage their own professional and personal development.

The Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture follows a three-year pathway and comprises a minimum of 360 credits spread between Levels 5, 6 and 7 of the NQF Framework. This degree course is designed for students who wish to become practitioners of traditional Acupuncture. The course explores the theoretical and practical knowledge of Acupuncture and prepares graduates to practice traditional Chinese acupuncture and Tuina in contemporary and Western contexts as primary healthcare providers in New Zealand.

Students enrolled for this programme, can, after successful completion, continue to study for another year and gain a Graduation Certificate of Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine).

Employment Outcomes

Graduates can expect to find employment in the following opportunities:

  • Self-employment in Traditional Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture Clinics
  • Acupuncturist in an established Chinese Medicine Clinic or Multi-disciplinary Complementary
  • Alternative Medicine Clinics
  • Chinese Medicine Practitioner in an established Chinese Medicine Clinic or Multi-disciplinary
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine Clinics

Further Educational Outcomes

  • A Master’s Degree in TCM and/or Acupuncture
  • Post Graduate Qualifications in the discipline

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

Established in 2003, the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine (NZCCM) is a Category 2 Private Tertiary Education Provider accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority – NZQA.  Our External Evaluation Report has a ‘Confident’ rating in both...

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