Offered as a 2000 hour diploma program,
classes start September 2013 with the
foundational studies courses. Student have the option of taking these
foundational courses individually or all 3 at once.
Schedules defer depending on when the student is interested or able to
start their studies, please contact our
Admissions Department for
full schedule options to ensure you discover the best schedule option for your
is a balance of theory and practice and includes courses in Human
Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM), Jing-luo & Meridian System, Treatment of Disease, Differential
Diagnosis, Acupuncture Points, Oriental Medicine Diagnosis, Auricular (EAR)
Acupuncture, External Techniques (cupping, moxa techniques, etc), Clean Needle
Technique and Needling, Acupuncture Technique, Ethics & Modality Research,
Practice Management and Communication Skills, Biomedical Pharmacology. Tuina
Massage, Medical QiGong, Prevention, Lifestyle and Diet tips and Western
Medical Assessment are also covered in length and incorporated into
Acupuncture Clinical Practice.
The Goal of Study
The 2000hr Acupuncture Diploma Program is designed to prepare students to
become competent 'Acupuncturists'
and can expect to
practice acupuncture as a stand-alone therapy or along with their current
discipline in a skilled and confident manner under the current guidelines
proposed by The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners
and Acupuncturists of Ontario
Extensive hands on training while working with highly qualified professionals,
gives our graduates the edge that is required to become successful
acupuncturists within the field of Eastern medicine/traditional Chinese
For individuals who wish to continue their studies to become
a TCM Practitioner, additional courses in traditional Chinese medicine herbs
are introduced on a part time basis either during or upon completion of the
Acupuncture Diploma Program. Click
for further details or call the Admissions Department directly to discuss
all the various schedule options available.
acupuncture at the Shiatsu School of Canada and the SSC Acupuncture Institute?
Courses are taught by practicing professionals who
have excellent academic qualifications and practical experience. Some
instructors are diplomats of the National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) from the
You will learn acupuncture as an adjunct to your
present discipline or as stand-alone form of alternative healthcare.
Students will have
500 hours of practical hands-on,
supervised Student Clinic.
Membership in The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CSCMA)
and Traditional Chinese Medicine Physicians Association of Canada (TCMPAC).
As well as the current requirements detailed under
of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of
Students incorporate all elements of their Chinese acupuncture training
within student clinic under the instruction of highly qualified,
experienced professional therapists.
Receive discount treatments in the student clinics while studying at the
Membership in the Shiatsu School of Canada Alumni Guild with benefits
(business registry on Shiatsu School of Canada web site, newsletter,
reduced seminar fees for school sponsored seminars, etc.)
Written, oral and practical exams that offer proof of
Benefit from the 25 years of educational experience in the field of
Eastern therapeutic practices and complementary healthcare.
Textbook theory AND palpatory skills are emphasized.
Acupuncture is less physically demanding than
some other modalities, allowing the practitioner a needed change of pace.
Most extended health care benefits packages provide
coverage for acupuncture.
ACUPUNCTURE DIPLOMA PROGRAM QUALIFIES FOR 142.5 CEUs (CONTINUING
EDUCATION UNITS) with the College
Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
RMTs section of our website for further information, or contact the
Admissions Department at (416) 323-1818 ex.22 or toll free 1-800-263-1703
This program does
not require approval under the
Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.