Post Baccalaureate Certificate in East Asian Nutrition Program (CEAN)
The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in East Asian Nutrition Program (CEAN) requires a total of 61.5 quarter credits (785 hours) of which include 255 hours of Clinical training. The normal program length of the Certificate in East Asian Nutrition is 1 year. The curriculum for the Certificate in East Asian Nutrition program is a subsection of the 4-year Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program offered by the University; specifically, the portions of the degree program that focus on the knowledge and training in Chinese Herbology and related clinical training. The CEAN program is designed to educate students who wish to pursue or are required to acquire fundamental and detailed education in Traditional Chinese Herbology. Graduates who hold an accredited Master of Science in Acupuncture degree or equivalent training from abroad, who are active Diplomates of Acupuncture (NCCAOM® ) will qualify to apply for conversion to Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM® ) and after completion of the certificate program be eligible to sit for the NCCAOM Chinese Herbology exam.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Acupuncture program of VUIM are encouraged to complete CEAN program to fulfill the advanced requirement of Oriental Medicine education. Acupuncture Certification and a passing score in the Chinese Herbology exam, the applicant will be permitted to convert their certification standing from the NCCAOM Acupuncture Certification to an Oriental Medicine Certification. The result is that the applicant will have completed the same learning objectives of a student applicant who graduates from an accredited Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Program.
The Objectives of the Certificate in East Asian Nutrition Program is to create leading practitioners of Oriental Medicine through student centered educational structures and experiences that will produce the following competencies.
1. Defend an etiology of disease from the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective and utilize this to create and recommend disease prevention strategies.
2. Have the ability to formulate a logical treatment principle from the Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, which can be put into action utilizing the Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities.
3. Evaluate patients exhibiting complaints from within the appropriate scope of practice utilizing the Four Pillars of Diagnosis to formulate a treatment plan.
4. Gain knowledge of traditional methods of assessment and appropriate treatment of patients.
5. Demonstrate competency in administering a treatment plan as part of the clinical encounter.
6. Identify and demonstrate knowledge of situations and symptoms which necessitate the need for referral to an appropriate health care professional.
7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a professional manner the Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and diagnoses to other qualified complementary healthcare professionals.
8. Outline and model personal and professional ethical standards.