Yo San University Resources for Current Students

Office of Student Affairs

Student Affairs provides essential services that enhance the academic success and personal growth of students, such as Title IX, Disability Accommodation, Scholarships, Complaint Resolution and more. For information regarding disability services, please refer to the Student Handbook. Contact the Office of Student Affairs at [email protected].

Registrar’s Office

Register for class, graduation checklists, keep track of licensing needs. Visit the Registrar page or contact the Office of The Registrar at [email protected].

YSU library: Lawrence J. Ryan Learning Center

When our students need a quiet place to study, or access online research materials.

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Rewarding Achievement, Commitment, and Persistence.

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Academic Advising and Tutoring

From registration to preparing for licensing exams, helping you navigate the system and mastering the material is our top priority.

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Financial Aid and Tuition

We’re here to help you invest in yourself. Here’s the information and contacts to put you on your path.

Get guidance navigating Financial Aid and funding options.

YSU Student Ambassadors

Service-Oriented Student group devoted to fulfilling YSU’s commitment as a partner to all.

Learn more about YSU Student Ambassadors.

YSU Blog

Gratitude for Autumn & Reflection from the Swiss Alps

By Dr. Mao Shing Ni The beginning of fall brings a palpable change in the weather, a cooling down, and much needed relief from the scorching heat of the summer. This summer was the hottest on record for Europe and China since record-keeping began in 1880. Lucky for me and the participants of my annual […]

Small Fullness Xiǎo Mǎn 小满

May 21, 2022   Small Fullness or Xiǎo Mǎn (Chinese: 小满 ) is the eighth of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms and the second solar term of summer. While in northern China, “small fullness” is interpreted as describing the ripening grains and crops, in southern China, it is taken to apply to the swelling […]

Start of Summer Lì Xià 立夏

May 5, 2022 The Start of Summer or Lì Xià (Chinese: 立夏 ) is the seventh of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. Yang-energy is at its fullest. The hexagram that represents this time of year is Qian Gua (乾卦) – six solid-Yang lines. The three phenology associated with this period are: (1) Grasshoppers chirping […]

Qi Gong and Aging

by MATCM Student Gillian Avina As a student at Yo San, I am coming to understand the deeply therapeutic effect that a daily spiritual practice can bestow upon the mind, body, spirit, personal relations and general quality of life. The seemingly simple, effortless and daily practice of Qi Gong can have a profound effect on […]

Vernal Equinox Chūn Fēn 春分

March 20, 2022 Vernal Equinox, also known as Chūn Fēn (Chinese: 春分), is the 4th of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. It marks one of two times of the year when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length. Each solar term is divided into three pentads […]

Awakening of Insects Jīng Zhé 惊蛰

March 5, 2022 Awakening of Insects, also known as Jīng Zhé (Chinese: 惊蛰), is the 3rd of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. During this time of year, the weather begins to grow warmer with increased rainfall. According to Chinese tradition, the warming weather creates thunderstorms that rouse insects from the winter slumber. Each solar […]

TCM, Beauty and Skincare

by MATCM Student Brenda Aguilar The secret to having youthful skin lies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For thousands of years, Chinese women have sworn by TCM to help them achieve that flawless look. TCM offers many modalities such as herbal medicine, acupuncture and gua sha to rejuvenate and repair dry aging skin. Acupuncture uses thin, […]

YSU Alum Ashley Wren gets 2nd place in Alignable’s 2022 Local Business Person of the Year!

Yo San Alum (class of 2013) and Herbal Medicine Instructor, Ashley Lydia Wren’s private practice won 2nd place (out of 7,837 small businesses in Alignable’s Santa Monica network) for Alignable’s 2022 Local Business Person of the Year! https://www.alignable.com/santa-monica-ca/votesAshley Wren Acupuncture in Santa Monica, CA opened around the start of 2020 and quickly adapted to survive as a […]

Blount Community Clinic Welcomes Two New Members to the Team

We are pleased to introduce two new members of the team at Yo San University Blount Community Clinic. Clinic Practitioner, Dong Wang L.Ac. Dong Wang or Cynthia is a graduate of Yo San’s Master’s Program class of 2018 and is currently wrapping up the final piece of her capstone thesis as a Doctoral candidate. She […]

Start of Spring Lì Chūn 立春

February 4, 2022 Start of Spring, also known as Lì Chūn (Chinese: 立春), is the first of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms and marks the astrological commencement of Spring. Lì Chūn falls on February 4 this year. Start of Spring is an astrological designation, and is described by the traditional pentads that constitute Start […]

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