Acupuncture Diploma Program
as a 2200 hour diploma program, classes start
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 & Jurisprudence, Practice Management and Communication Skills,
Biomedical Pharmacology. Tuina Massage, Medical QiGong, Eastern Nutrition and
Western Medical Assessment are also covered in length and incorporated into
Acupuncture Clinical Practice.
Goal of Study
2200 hour 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 www.ctcmpao.on.ca.
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
offered over a one year period. 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. All clinical
supervisors are registered acupuncturists with CTCMPAO.
will learn acupuncture as an adjunct to your present discipline or as
stand-alone form of alternative healthcare.
Students will have 560 hours of practical hands-on, supervised Student Clinic.
hours on-site, 20 hours off-site & 40 observation hours)
- 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 30 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.
Employment Options Upon Completion...
self employment, own and operate your own private clinic
travel to clients' homes or place of work for longer or shorter treatments
work in an
work along side
other health care professionals
supervisor, oversee other therapists in a clinic or teaching clinic environment