Course Work

Offered at Nine Star University

TCM Master Course

The Nine Star University of Health Sciences (NSU) Master’ of Sciencein Traditional Chinese Medicine degree program consists of 2,205 hours (147 semester units) of academic course work and 960 hours (32 units) of clinical internship at the University’s Health Center totaling 3,165 hours. Course work includes studies in Oriental medicine theory, acupuncture, herbology & herbal formulas, Western medicine & science, Tui-na (traditional Chinese massage therapy), and practice management & ethical practices, in addition to the clinical internship

Massage Therapy Program

The NSU Massage Therapist programm (CMT) is a 47.6 semester credit hours. It is a 768 hour Diploma program of theory and clinical practice that meets the requirements for certification by the California Massage Therapy Council as a Certified Massage Therapist. This course includes QI Gong, Anatomy, Phisiology, Massage Theory and Clinical, Ethics and Business management and CPR Classes

Acupuncture Liscensing

This advanced Acupuncture course is an in-depth study of the principles of Acupuncture prescription development and treatment from Nei Jing to modern acupuncture and oriental medicine literature. The course includes a detailed study of clinical acupuncture treatment procedures for different specialties including, but not limited to, emergency care, family medicine, internal medicine such as Respiratory, Digestive, Urogenital, and Psychologic diseases.

Our University is established based on the rich and genius clinical experiences, succesfully healing various chronic diseases, this experience and philosophy will be widely applied in our course work and clinical training.Our goal is to cultivate our student's creativity and help them develope proficient skills in diagnosis and healing so they will become successful Doctors of oriental medicine.

Note: Nine Star University of Health Sciences has been placed on Show Cause by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) effective August 13, 2016 until the ACAOM’s February 22-25, 2017 meeting. Show Cause is defined as a non-compliance action that requires the institution / program to demonstrate, to the Commission, remediation of all non-compliance findings and why its accreditation status should not be removed.

A Message from our President

Philip Yang OMD

The central mission of Nine Star University of Health Science is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The first priority of NSUHS is to promote and provide excellence in education and training in Oriental medicine with respect to disease prevention, life long health and wellness using the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This will be achieved through both Eastern and Western medical paradigms in an environment that is supportive, nurturing and conducive in allowing students to attain their highest level of academic achievement. NSUHS anticipates that the scholarship and collegiality it fosters in its faculty and students will lead them in their later lives to advanced knowledge in Oriental medicine, excellence in research and to provide the highest level of excellence in patient care.

Our Facuilty

NSU has a diverse core faculty who are dedicated, caring, inspiring and knowledgeable instructors from China and the United States. Most are well-recognized professors and each of them is a dedicated educator and experienced licensed practitioner in their own field of expertise. We emphasize the two abilities of the faculty: successful teaching experiences and successful clinical experiences.
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Yi Qu, Dipl. OM, L.Ac.

TCM Professor
2001-2004 Master in History and Classics of TCM Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2006-2009 Assistant Professor in Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 2009-2011 University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL 2014 L.Ac. , Licensed Acupuncturist , CA 2015 Dipl. O.M (NCCAOM)
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John Yeh MD

TCM Professor
M.D. ,California ,1984 M.D. , Shanghai Medical University,1953-1958 Mayo Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow ,1982-1985 Organ Health Science Unit Heart Institution,1989-1990 Certificate of American Medical Association,1992 Certificate of Continue Education Course Visiting Clinician Program- Surgery,1982-1985 Faculty, UC San Francisco
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Guo Zhi Wan OMD

Acupuncture Professor
M.S., University of Hei Long Liang 1973-1976 Director, University of Hei Long Jiang 1984-1994 Professor, University of Hei Long Jiang 1984-1994 Vice President, Society of Acupuncture, Hei Long JiangChapter 1985-1994 General Secretary, Academy of Scalp Acupuncture, Bei Jiang, China 1978-1994 L.Ac. ,Licensed Acupuncturist , CA 1997
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Xiaoping Wang OMD, L.Ac

TCM Professor
B.S., The 1st Hospital of Beijing Medical College, Beiing, China 1974-1975 M.S., Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences, Oakland, CA 1988-1992 Doctor of TCM, South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA 2004-2006 L.Ac. ,Licensed Acupuncturist , CA 2006


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Upon the successful completion of the MSTCM program, students will have satisfied the California Acupuncture Board minimum licensing requirements and are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing examination given by the California Acupuncture Board. Students who have successfully completed the NSUHS Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine are also qualified to sit for the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certification examinations.