Frequently Asked Questions
Our students and faculties' health and safety is of utmost priority here at the Five Branches University. We adapted our program to deliver the best and the most authentic experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine live online without losing quality. Our students continue to gain knowledge and skills to practice TCM at the highest level.
Our commitment to excellence in education continues beyond graduation with our continuing education programs. Bringing expert teachers and lecturers together, we offer a wide variety of high-quality courses in advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine.
Two Beautiful Campuses
Study at one of our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both. Enjoy breathtaking coastal views or a unique cultural city experience. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.
Excellent Clinical Training
In addition to the two TCM clinics at our Santa Cruz and San Jose campuses, students have the opportunity to train in a variety of off-site clinical externships. Students can rotate in clinical settings focusing on mental health, HIV/AIDS, gerontology, community style acupuncture, U.S. veterans, or study at the first TCM residency in a U.S. teaching hospital at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.
Financial Aid Available
Federal Financial Aid is available for all of our degree programs to cover tuition and living expenses, so you can focus your attention on your studies and not have to worry about the rest.
Flexible Course Schedules
Flexible course schedules allow you to attend school full-time or part-time and take courses at both campuses, so you can maintain balance in your life and still have time for rest and recreation.
Five Branches prepares you to achieve high passing scores on both the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam and the National Certification Exams. The Cumulative Review Department ensures our students master the material and become experts in the field. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to apply for a top-paying positions at renowned medical institutions, integrative medicine group practices, leading cancer treatment centers, or establish a successful TCM practice anywhere in the world.