The mission of the New England School of Acupuncture is to be a leader in the development of traditional and modern Oriental medicine as a medical art and science by offering outstanding, academically rigorous, professional programs; to educate practitioners to be effective, compassionate healers, capable of providing high-quality health care to the public; and advancing knowledge in the field of Oriental medicine.
The New England School of Acupuncture's carefully designed programs graduate practitioners who:
- Are able to apply the philosophies and theories of acupuncture and Oriental medicine;
- Can promote wellness, diagnose illness, and develop and implement effective treatment plans for patients;
- Demonstrate knowledge of Western medical terminology, pathophysiology, and approaches to treating illness, and are able to make informed and appropriate referrals;
- Are prepared to set up and maintain successful clinical practices and can participate collaboratively in a variety of clinical settings; and
- Have an awareness and appreciation of research in Oriental medicine.
Beyond the professional master's degree programs, NESA is committed to:
- Providing students, alumni, practitioners, and faculty with opportunities for lifelong learning through an active and wide-ranging continuing education program;
- Encouraging and sponsoring scholarship and research in the field;
- Serving the public by offering accessible acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment at the NESA clinic and at off-site locations; and
- Offering lectures and courses of interest to the public.