Acupuncture Diploma Program
as a 2300 hour diploma program, classes start April 2014 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 lifestyle.
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.
Goal of Study
2300hr 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
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 medicine (TCM).
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 here
for further details or call the Admissions Department directly to discuss
all the various schedule options available.
Why study acupuncture at the Shiatsu School of
Canada and the SSC Acupuncture Institute?
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 USA
will learn acupuncture as an adjunct to your present discipline or as
stand-alone form of alternative healthcare.
will have 500 hours of practical hands-on, supervised Student Clinic.
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 The College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario
- 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 SSC.
- 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.)
oral and practical exams that offer proof of your progress.
- Benefit from the 25 years of
educational experience in the field of Eastern therapeutic practices and
theory AND palpatory skills are emphasized.
- Acupuncture is less
physically demanding than some other modalities, allowing the
practitioner a needed change of pace.
extended health care benefits packages provide coverage for acupuncture.
ACUPUNCTURE DIPLOMA PROGRAM QUALIFIES FOR 142.5 CEUs (CONTINUING EDUCATION
UNITS) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Please visit the 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 ex.22
program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act,