Emperor’s College campus is located one and a half miles off the Pacific Ocean in a modern two-story medical complex. Students benefit from an outdoor campus environment with outdoor seating, ocean breezes and numerous cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The spacious classrooms feature ample natural light and are supplied with audio/visual equipment, anatomical models, and acupuncture meridian charts.
It’s common to see students gather indoors and outdoors throughout the day to attend study groups, tai chi and qi gong workshops, academic tutorials, acupuncture skills practice and lively discussions with classmates and instructors.
Acupuncture clinic serving over 15,000 patient visits annually
Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic, with an extensive herbal dispensary, is one of the largest and busiest acupuncture clinics in the nation, providing affordable complementary and alternative health care to the community at large.
Over 15,000 patients are seen annually by third and fourth year interns under the supervision of licensed acupuncturists. The clinic features 18 treatment rooms and an herbal dispensary that is stocked with 450 raw Chinese herbs plus an extensive collection of concentrated powders and patent herbal formulas. Many local practitioners rely on the Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic herbal dispensary to fulfill Chinese herbal formulas for their acupuncture patients.
Parking is located in nearby residential areas, in addition to a paid parking lot located behind the building offering discounted rates for students showing valid student ID.
Santa Monica and Los Angeles offer a myriad of experiences
Santa Monica and Los Angeles provide students a myriad of experiences that enrich their lives and studies while pursuing a degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Santa Monica, a picturesque and culturally progressive seaside community on the western edge of Los Angeles, offers acupuncture students access to ocean and mountains, clean air, bike paths and public transportation, as well as the benefit of open-minded, health-conscious patients for their clinical training. The multicultural, urban city of Los Angeles affords students access to Chinatown and large Korean and Japanese communities providing unique opportunities to further the spirit, philosophy and practice of this natural, energetic medicine.
Housing: from ocean-side living to urban settings to mountainous retreats
Housing options abound ranging from ocean-side living to urban settings to mountainous retreats. In addition to Santa Monica, several surrounding neighborhoods including West LA, Venice, Culver City, Palms, Westwood and Brentwood are a short drive away. The Admissions Department is always available to answer relocation questions and frequently becomes aware of housing opportunities with other students. Other common sources for housing searches are craigslist.com, Trulia, Walk Score and westsiderentals.com.
Several Metro bus routes stop within three blocks of the campus and the Metro Expo light rail line will begin service to Santa Monica on May 20, 2016. The 17th St. stop is five blocks from campus. http://la.curbed.com/2016/4/20/11475126/expo-line-extension-video.