Corequisite courses are Western science courses that are a part of the Academy’s curriculum, but which students take at other accredited institutions as transfer credits. Students have the option of completing these courses concurrently with the Academy’s programs or taking them before they enroll.

Corequisite courses are different from prerequisite courses in that they do not have to be completed before enrollment.
Students who have already completed their admissions requirements may decide to complete at least some corequisite courses before enrolling in order to focus more intensely on their studies at the Academy. We recommend this approach, in particular for the Anatomy & Physiology II corequisite. Students may also complete the corequisite courses while enrolled in the Master of Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine programs. The flexible intensive-based structure of our programs allows students to complete the required courses when at home, often at their own pace, in between intensive sessions.

In either case, courses must also be completed at an accredited community college, university, or online institution. The Academy can provide a range of recommendations for quality corequisite courses that meet the Academy’s requirements.

Corequisite courses are not part of the regularly scheduled intensive-based curriculum. However, the Academy does periodically offer certain corequisite courses. Please inquire with Admissions for more information.

Corequisite Courses: Master of Acupuncture

Anatomy & Physiology II

(4 credits)

General Nutrition

(3 credits)

Biomedical Electives:

3 individual courses
(9 credits in total)*

*For a list of classes that satisfy this requirement, please see Table C in the Catalog or contact Admissions. 

Corequisite Courses: Chinese Herbal Medicine


(3 credits)

Please note that the cost of corequisite courses is not included in the Academy’s tuition for the Master of Acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine programs. Costs for these courses will vary depending on the institution where the student chooses to take these courses as well as how many courses a student must take. Please see Costs Additional to Tuition in the catalog or contact Admissions.