Five Branches is located in a medium-sized suburb, in Santa Cruz, CA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Five Branches top out at the Master's degree.
The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Five Branches often study nutrition and exercise therapy.
The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.
Five Branches offers classes to 287 students (383 full-time equivalent).
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Five Branches Institute, Collgege and Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine, aims to provide a professional medical education in the art, science and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine through classroom courses and clinical training. The program emphasizes traditional Chinese medical theory and diagnosis, acupuncture, herbology and western medicine as applied to integrated healthcare. Providing a community of learning and TCM healthcare, Five Branches Institute is dedicated to making the views and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine a part of world medicine."
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