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Pacific College is one of the leading schools in the nation for acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and massage therapy, where students earn from a certificate up to a Doctoral degree. We have campuses in San Diego, New York, and Chicago, and host the annual Pacific Symposium conference.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is committed to meeting the growing demand for integrative health practitioners through a unique education that incorporates both Eastern and Western approaches to healing disease and cultivating wellness.

PCOM’s comprehensive accredited programs include certificates, undergraduate and graduate programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Asian Bodywork and Massage Therapy, and Holistic Nursing, and– all taught with a strong foundation in and practical understanding of Western medicine.

Our programs prepare students to be on the cutting edge of the industry, with the ability to collaborate with Western physicians to help patients maintain optimal health and balance. With the proper knowledge and expertise, you can help transform the lives of others by introducing your future patients to a new outlook on health.

Students can build confidence and expertise through extensive clinical experience at our on-site and off-site clinics in many different integrative care settings. With campuses in San Diego, New York, and Chicago, thousands of alumni and over 200 faculty members, students and graduates can tap into a network of distinguished professionals for lifelong learning and career opportunities.


  • 25 Years of Experience
  • Renowned, expert faculty
  • Small campus feel with large campus connections
  • Financial aid for those who apply
  • Career services tailored to each alumnus


Pacific College offers everything from a certificate to a doctorate degree across the following areas of study (programs vary per campus):

Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork has been used for over 2,000 years to relieve pain and enhance the body’s natural ability to recover from injury. Massage can be tailored to the individual and provides almost-instant relief for many ailments, including chronic pain, insomnia, depression, and sports injury recovery.

Our massage programs offer significant body therapy training and emphasize Oriental medical theory, tui na, and the development of the student's ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease. Asian Bodywork Therapy has grown into a recognized specialty supported by the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia and is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a growing area of integrative health.

With a well-rounded education in Asian and Western bodywork therapy (our programs cover both schools of thought), you will be able to customize each patient’s treatment. Our massage program combines massage treatment with Oriental medicine theory for a natural integration of mind, body, spirit healing. With our program, you will:
  • Explore a variety of massage modalities, both Western and Eastern, such as shiatsu, tui na, circulatory, and Thai massage.
  • Be prepared for a career in private practice, healthcare, or a spa setting.
  • Combine Eastern and Western techniques to best serve your client's needs.

    1. A. San Diego
        1. Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/ Asian Bodywork)
        2. Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapy/ Asian Bodywork)
        3. Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork Certificate
    2. B. New York
        1. Associate of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapies)
    3. C. Chicago
        1. Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/ Asian Bodywork)
        2. Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapies)
        3. Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork Certificate

Pacific College offers Financial Aid to those who qualify.

San Diego
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego
7445 Mission Valley Rd., Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 574-6909
Toll free: (800) 729-0941

New York
915 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010

65 East Wacker Place
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (773) 477-4822
Toll free: (888) 729-4811

Campus Address

65 East Wacker Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapies) (Associates)

Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) (Associates)

Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate (Certificate)

The programs at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (501) 748-9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of four years through fall 2016. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.

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