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About this program

This level 7, four year 480 credit qualification was the first programme of its kind for New Zealand in 2007. It offers hands on training in acupuncture as well as moxa, cupping and gua sha. Developed to meet the continuing educational needs of the large number of acupuncture diploma graduates and people who want to become acupuncturists. It enhances the acupuncture knowledge base and informs clinical practice enabling high quality, first contact, primary -care providers as well as providing the pathway to pursue further studies into postgraduate, Masters and PhD studies at NZSATCM's programmes or have the opportunity to undertake Master’s and Doctorate studies at the following partner institutions:

  • Southern Medical University, Guangzhou
  • Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
  • Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Bachelor degree trend toward establishing private practices of their own, join or establish multidisciplinary practices or take advantage of flexible working.

Course Content

TCM theory

TCM practical

Biomedical health sciences

Professional studies

Clinical practice


The first and second years of study provide the foundation in the required biological, clinical, professional knowledge and skill base. This is enhanced through clinical observation and assisting in the clinic.

The third and fourth years are the clinical years of study where student clinicians offer consultation and treatment services to patients under the supervision of qualified, experienced staff acupuncture practitioners. They are also introduced to research principles and methodologies in year four.

Admission requirements

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

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The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (NZSATCM) established in 1989, is the longest-established educational institution of its kind in New Zealand. The School is dedicated to providing quality education enabling you to gain the knowledge and...

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