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Welcome to the New England School of Acupuncture

Congratulations on your decision to attend the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at MCPHS!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. There are some important steps to prepare for your time at NESA, detailed below. We will continue to post specific information on this page, so be sure to check back often.

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the department. White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing. The white coat order form for students entering in fall 2022 will be available over the summer.

Students are required to purchase their own scrubs for use in the Acupuncture program. Scrubs are required attire for assistantship sites and practical hands-on courses. Students can choose any brand, but the scrubs color must be Hunter Green.

Students commonly order from the company Allheart.

The MCPHS University bookstore on the Boston campus sells and rents textbooks to students. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

The book list for students entering in fall 2022 will be available over the summer.

MCPHS has established technology guidelines for all new students.

Browser Requirements

Mac Users: Google Chrome preferred. The Safari browser must be configured to the minimum requirements for the Learning Management System being used (it does NOT have to be the default browser for the computer).

The Acupuncture programs uses Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor for online testing. Find more information about technical requirements. Find more information about technical requirements for Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor

The fall 2022 schedule will be available over the summer before term start.

The American Heart Association BLS/CPR training for Healthcare Providers is required of all students.

You must submit a copy of your certification within the first two weeks of the semester. Information on how to upload your certification will be provided. For questions about the BLS/CPR certification, please email

You may select to complete your training either through in-person or blended (combination of in-person and online) instruction. Visit the Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers for more information.