‘I WAS CONVINCED ABOUT THE ONLINE MSc IMMEDIATELY’

Nora Giese (pictured) is just one of the many international students studying at the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) in York, UK.  Nora, who runs her own acupuncture clinic in Germany, was inspired to enrol on the NCA’s Online MSc in Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice) after hearing Principal Richard Blackwell talk at an international conference, last year.

“I’d been looking for a MSc program for quite a while,” explained Nora, who specialises in gynaecology and integrative infertility treatments, “when Richard introduced the NCA’s online MSc at the International TCM Congress in Rothenburg.

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DESTINATION ACUPUNCTURE – VIA TEACHING AND MARTIAL ARTS! ONE MAN’S JOURNEY TO A MORE REWARDING CAREER

Like many people, Michael Ranft got to a point in life when he realised his job wasn’t making him happy.

An English teacher from Bedlington, Northumberland, Michael’s love of teaching was eroded by some of the institutional changes happening within his profession, prompting him to think about an alternative career that would lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

But … just how does a secondary school teacher make the decision to become an acupuncturist?

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BECOME A LEADER WITHIN YOUR DISCIPLINE WITH THE NCA

If you are an experienced, qualified practitioner and would like to become a leader in your field, then studying a Masters online with the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) should be your next step.

At the NCA, we offer online MScs in Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice), Advanced Complementary Medicine (Research and Practice), and Advanced Nutrition(Research and Practice).

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30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR UNIQUE AND RENOWNED YORK COLLEGE TEACHING ACUPUNCTURE AND NUTRITION

The Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA), based in York, is celebrating a big milestone this year – its 30th birthday.

Founded in 1988 by Professor Hugh MacPherson (pictured) and Nicholas Haines, the nationally and internationally renowned College trains over 30 students each year to become qualified acupuncturists; as well as teaching 25 students yearly on its Nutrition Masters course, which was added in 2008. The College also offers online Masters courses for complementary healthcare practitioners from all over the world.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT? NUTRITION GRADUATE TAKES KNOWLEDGE TO NEW LEVEL

Looking back, Shakela Shan (pictured at her graduation, alongside her family) always had a passion for nutrition. The youngest of seven children, Shakela recalls preparing simple wholesome foods at family meal times, and even making sure her toys were well nourished during childhood games!  But, it was having her young son diagnosed with respiratory problems that really inspired the mum of three to investigate the correlation between our health and what we eat and digest.

After switching careers from teaching to working as a nutritional adviser, Shakela – from North Leeds – soon realised that to fully maximise the help she could offer to clients, she needed to broaden her nutrition knowledge.  Now, two years after enrolling on the NCA’s MSc in Nutritional Science and Practice course, graduate Shakela has her own fledgling practice and says succeeding in her studies has also proved inspirational to her family.

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AWARD-WINNING NICKY TURNS NUTRITION PASSION INTO A CAREER

Not everyone gets the chance to turn their passion into a rewarding career, but that’s exactly what Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) Masters graduate Nicky Robinson (pictured) has managed to do.

After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, and finding that conventional medicine and a gluten free diet only helped so far, Nicky turned sleuth and began to investigate the important role played by natural foods in managing her condition.

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CLAIRE’S CLINIC THRIVING JUST MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING

At the Northern College of Acupuncture we are committed to providing the highest standards of acupuncture study and training.  This includes our support for students with specific learning difficulties, as well as our goal of helping graduates ‘hit the ground running’ when it comes to establishing a successful business.

Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture in June of this year, Claire Huitson is already the owner of a thriving, and very busy clinic.  Based in Teesside, such has been the phenomenal interest in Claire’s clinic, she is already considering opening her practice for four days now instead of two, as originally planned.

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PUMPKINS – SCARILY SCRUMPTIOUS!

Elena Holmes graduated (PgDip) from the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) in July 2016, before submitting her MSc in Nutritional Therapy in September 2017 (Elena’s thesis was a systematic review about the current evidence on alpha-linolenic to docosahexaenoic acid conversion efficiency in adult vegans!).

Here, in the lead up to Halloween, Elena (pictured) gives us the lowdown on that traditional spooky favourite … the petrifying pumpkin!  Find out more … 

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Nurse Amanda doesn’t look back after becoming an acupuncturist!

Did you know recent figures show that more nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in the UK than joining it, for the first time since 2008?

Amanda Proud is a former nurse who decided to change her career – and her life – by training to become an acupuncturist at the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA).

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New baby, new business, and a ‘First’ for Lindsay!

Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA)  graduate Lindsay Fieldhouse epitomises the adage that ‘nothing worth having comes easy’. Not only has Lindsay recently qualified with a First Degree in BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, but the Leeds’ student managed top honours whilst also being pregnant and having a baby during her course!

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