Five Branches University offers ten programs related to Traditional Chinese and Integrative Medicine at its two California campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose. In 1984, Five Branches University became one of the first Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) colleges in the United States. Today, we are recognized as one of the nation’s top TCM schools providing the highest level of professional education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and integrative medicine in the U.S. and internationally.
Five Branches University aims to set the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education and healthcare, develop highly-skilled TCM clinical practitioners, educators and researchers, and advance the practice of TCM as an independent medical modality through clinical practice, education and research.
Our students enjoy life on campus in both Santa Cruz and San Jose, California. Both locations offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live. In close proximity to one another our campuses provide spacious classrooms, extensive libraries and herbal pharmacies, thriving health centers and comfortable spaces for rest, nourishment and social activities.