Get A Higher Education in Oriental Medicine.

Earn an OMD Degree (Doctor of Oriental Medicine).

Welcome to CAC

The California Acupuncture College was originally founded in 1978 in conjunction with the National Acupuncture Association in Los Angeles, California. It was one of the first schools in the country to begin training students to become professional acupuncturists.

The doctoral program is designed for working professionals who want to increase their knowledge of Oriental medicine and at the same time earn the professional degree Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD).

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CAC accepts applications year round. All courses are taught online where individual students can progress at their own speed.

Program At-A-Glance


The doctoral program consists of nine online courses, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation.


The courses are grouped into three sections over 3 terms. Each course consists of 2 hours of online class per week over an 8 week period, along with ancillary study, and a final exam upon completion of each course.


The Comprehensive Examination, taken after the core courses are completed, consists of essay questions that are sent to the student and is open book style.


The dissertation program has two courses designed to teach how a dissertation is put together and the creation of a proposal for the dissertation. The dissertation is then completed, and after a successful oral defense, the degree Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) is awarded.

Our Faculty

Steven Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, OMD, LAc

Founder & CEO

Kevin Lance Jones, OMD, MBA, BA, LAc

Vice President / Dean

Dr. Kathleen Rosenblatt OMD, PhD, LAc


Attending Our School

Who is eligible to apply?

This program is open to all practitioners of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who have graduated from a recognized, approved, or accredited program in Oriental Medicine, or have at least 5 years of experience and can demonstrate the equivalent training.

International Students

Expand your world by earning a U.S.-based degree. We know the challenges international students face when trying to enroll in U.S. universities: time, cost, and relocation. Our online degrees for international students allow you to study from the comfort of your own home and prepare for new opportunities.


California Acupuncture College has joined with Akamai University and functions as one of the colleges under its university umbrella. Akamai University is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). 


CAC is an accredited program under the auspices of Akamai University.

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