Connecticut Acupuncture Certificate Program


Meet Our Instructors

Dr. Bryan Barry, MS, DC, FIAMA

Program Director and Instructor

Dr. Bryan W. Barry is a lifelong Connecticut resident. His early onset of compassion to help others is the catalyst that steered him into Chiropractic Medicine where he received his doctoral degree from the University of Bridgeport. In addition to studying Chiropractic, he also obtained a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Connecticut.

He has also studied Acupuncture and received post-graduate training and certification in Orthopedic Acupuncture. He earned his Fellowship and Diplomate in Acupuncture through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Barry has served as the Medical Director of Sports Medicine for New Haven Athletics and the New Haven Board of Education. He has been an adjunct professor of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at Quinnipiac University and Anatomy and Physiology and Biology at Gateway Community College as well as Founder and Clinical Director of Chiropractic Health Care Center of Hamden, LLC. Dr. Barry was the founding director and acting Dean of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Briarwood College in Southington. Ct. Dr. Barry is Founder and Director of Connecticut Acupuncture Certificate Program where he continues to train various health care professionals in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Barry feels his practice is very community based and enjoys being active in the Hamden Community where he resides. He is past Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Disabilities, Human Rights and Opportunities appointed by the Mayor and Legislative council in 2004. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Hamden Chamber of Commerce for the past six consecutive years and is on the Advisory Board for Stone Academy.

He has been recognized with several prestigious awards, most recent in 2023, Top Chiropractor in Connecticut. Past years include Hamden Chamber of Commerce Service Award in 2012 for recognition and support to the business community. In 2011 Dr. Barry’s practice was awarded the Chamber Brick award for the expansion of their new Therapeutic Massage Center of Hamden and the office was honored in the prestigious Small Business of the Year for 2010 by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce. The New Haven Advocate Best of New Haven Readers’ poll chose Dr. Barry in 2008 and 2007 for best acupuncturist in New Haven County. He has received The “Forty Under 40 Award” in 2007, which applauded him for professional achievement and community involvement. He has also received the 2007 Volunteer Award for his support and dedication to the Hamden Chamber of Commerce.

Due to his skill and compassion, Dr. Barry was inducted as a lifetime member among Cambridge Who’s Who executives, professionals and entrepreneurs. Dr. Barry is highly regarded as one of the top Chiropractic Physicians not solely based on his professional achievements, but also due to his patients’ response to his warmth, enthusiasm and community based approach to integrative medicine.

Dr. Jordan Goetz, MD


Jordan Goetz, MD, is a 1988 graduate from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science and has been in practice for more than 34 years. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He subsequently served three years as a medical officer in the United States Air Force. He is currently attending physician in Primary Care and regional specialist in Acupuncture and Whole Health with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in Newington, CT.

Dr. Goetz is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and is Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture. He has maintained Fellow status with the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture for ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and practicing Medical Acupuncture. He is a founding member of the New England Society of Medical Acupuncture where he is a member of the board of directors. He holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and residents acupuncture and holistic medicine. Additionally, Dr. Goetz holds faculty positions at Yale University School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. Dr. Goetz had been an guest instructor for the now retired New York Medical College Program in Medical Acupuncture and has worked with Dr. Barry since 2003 as lab instructor for this certificate course in Acupuncture.

Given the 34+ year’s experience in Holistic Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, students have enjoyed, but more importantly have had a consolidated learning experience with, Dr. Goetz’s teaching style and approach — which is to enable the practitioner to more comprehensively address the needs and goals of patients.