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Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

Las Vegas, NV

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Wongu University of Oriental Medicine Overview

Located in the bustling city of Las Vegas, Nevada, Wongu University of Oriental Medicine is the first and only Oriental Medicine school in Nevada that is approved to grant a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. Students will immerse themselves in a curriculum like no other. Students will work alongside the local community to help heal and enhance the lives of patients from all backgrounds. 

Graduates of Wongu University are in high demand; instructors are dedicated to helping students succeed during enrollment and after graduation. Students will learn to embrace a healthy mind, body, & spirit connection as well as implement a holistic healing approach taught in a real medical environment. Real life clinical experience is important which is why Wongu University curriculum integrates internships so students can gain hands-on experience and satisfy clinical hours established by the State of Nevada. 

Wongu provides nothing short of a world class education in holistic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Opportunities for students are abundant post-graduation in Acupuncture, Herbology, and Oriental Medicine. Nevada holds the highest standards for practitioners of Oriental Medicine. Graduates of Wongu University will become licensed as an Oriental Medicine Doctor in the state of Nevada.  

Students can take a virtual tour of Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and view upcoming news and events on Facebook and Twitter.

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine Explanation of Key Facts

Nevada became the first state in the US to grant licenses to practitioners of Oriental Medicine. Wongu was founded in 2012 and is proud to have a dedicated, caring and professional academic staff. The Wongu staff embodies the healing spirit, holding the highest level of academic standards. 

More patients are turning to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) as an alternative to primary care physicians. “The outlook for employment of healthcare diagnosing and treatment occupations is projected to grow 10.3 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations”, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The Wongu University Library provides access to all books, textbooks, reference works, journals and online resources for attendees of Wongu. Students and faculty will have access to learning aids that will help in their overall success such as models, flashcards, herb ID kits, and charts.

Oriental Medicine emcompasses constant and holistic balance. Students will learn to understand the mind, body, and spirit relationship while evaluating, treating, and healing a patient. Oriental Medicine focuses on optimal health and maintaining yin and yang, two counterparts that form a whole dynamic relationship. Students will learn to fix and resolve imbalances using various techniques in holistic medicine. 

The Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and its master’s-level program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oritental Medicine.

Majors and Degree Offerings at Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

Graduates of 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.”  

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and its master’s level program in Oriental medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 

The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Degree consists of 2,500 didactic hours and 1,000 clinical hours; a total of 3,500 program hours to meet Nevada state’s program requirements. 

Students can focus on four areas offered at the Wongu University of Oriental Medicine including Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbology, and Western Medicine. 

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine’s course catalog is diverse, challenging, and exceptional. Course options include:  

Acupressure, Acupuncture Anatomy, Acupuncture Energetics, Acupuncture Techniques, Advanced Clinical Training, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Class Oriental Medicine Texts, Clinic Internship, Clinic Observation, Ethics, Counseling and Communication, Dui Yao, Ethics, Herbal Classics, Herbal Dispensary, Meridians, Microsystems, Oriental Internal Medicine, Pathophysiology, Prepared Medicine, Public Health, Taiji, Tuina, Western Clinical Medicine, Western Nutrition, and Western Physical Assessment. 

Students can view course descriptions at http://wongu.edu/system/course as well as view a Complete Course List

Clinical training is essential to the success of students and meeting the clinical hours requirements set by Nevada.

Clinic Internship consists of three levels and students must pass a written and practical pre-clinical examination before beginning their internship. More information about Clinic Internship can be found here.

Clinic Observation consists of 160 hours, and students prepare themselves for entry into clinical training in a number of ways. Clinic observation hours will prepare students to understand basic clinic procedures, including practice responsibilities, clean needle technique, herb dispensary procedures, and clinical exams. 

Herbal Dispensary is a 40 hour course supervised by instructors in the basic practices and management of herbal dispensary including selecting, weighing and preparing herbal formulas as requested for patients. Students will understand herb categories and identification, preparation of powder formulas and patient pills, and formula dosages. More information about the Herbal Dispensary internship can be found here.

Admissions at Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

Admissions at Wongu University of Oriental Medicine are competitive. Domestic students are required to have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. 

International students are required to meet the same admission criteria as domestic students. In addition, international students must have all educational credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation agency that is a member of the The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). 

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum TOEFL score of 61 including a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22 or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System. 

Further information for applications can be found here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students are encouraged to contact an Admissions Officer for more information about start date and requirements. 

Wongu welcomes transfer students in good standing. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 120 credits and 100 percent of their clinical training at Wongu University. All transcripts for undergraduate and graduate experience must be submitted from the transfer student. Detailed information for transfer students can be found here.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend one of Wongu University’s information sessions to learn more about Wongu, admission requirements, and meet the Academic and Clinic Dean. Prospective students can submit a form to attend an information session and take a tour of the facility.

Costs and Financial Aid at Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

At Wongu University of Oritental Medicine, tuition and fees are the following: 

Classroom Instruction is $180 per unit and Clinical Instruction is $360 per credit/unit ($18 per clinical hour).

Total estimated program cost at Wongu University of Oriental Medicine is $65,550.00. 

Further information concerning Wongu University tuition and fees can be found at http://wongu.edu/cost-financial-aid

“Wongu University’s Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program is provisionally certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Title IV Federal Students Aid Program”, according to Wongu University. 

Students who would like to apply for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in accordance with the application timelines. By submitting the FAFSA, each student is automatically considered for need-based grant and scholarship programs.

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine Federal School ID Number: 042488

Student Body

46
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 0
Part-time - 18
Male (7)
Female (11)

Location & Contact

Address 8620 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89123
United States
Contact Michael Giampaoli
Director of Admissions
Email: mgiampaoli@wongu.edu
Phone: 702-463-2122

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