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Overview: TCM Practitioner Diploma Program

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What is a TCM Practitioner?
A TCM Practitioner can offer acupuncture treatments along with herbal diagnosis in one session. Generally TCM Practitioners have extended clinical practice, theoretical knowledge and advanced training in acupuncture which incorporates Chinese medicinal herbs.

TCM Practitioner Diploma Program
This TCM Practitioner Diploma Program is designed for anyone who wishes to incorporate Chinese medicinal herbs as an additional complimentary modality to their acupuncture training. The program is open to Acupuncture Graduates and students who are a minimum of fifty-percent through the program -- in order to ensure prerequisites have been covered.

The TCM Practitioner Diploma Program combines a curriculum of the Chinese Medicinal Herbs Diploma Program (805 hours) with the complete 2000 hours Acupuncture Diploma Program. Thus, upon successful completion of all curriculum (Acupuncture and Chinese Medicinal Herbs), students receive a diploma that states the completion of 'the TCM Practitioner 2805 hours Program'

For those who have already completed their acupuncture training,  an additional diploma will be granted for the total hours of study in both programs  The diploma will be issued stating completion of 'the TCM Practitioner 2805 hours Program'.

Some ways to get started are:

  • Acupuncture Graduates and current Students who have completed at least fifty percent of the program are eligible. The program starts with enrolling in the Herbal Theory Foundations course. This course complements students previous knowledge of TCM, with a specific focus on Chinese Medicinal Herbs. Students develop a greater understanding of the foundational categories and names of Chinese herbs. After this course students can continue their Chinese herbs studies on a part time basis either 8 or 12 hours per week.

For the full curriculum, please click here.

The Goal of Study
The program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner working with a variety of modalities including advanced acupuncture clinic in correlation with Chinese medicinal herbs.

Acupuncture and TCM Practitioners are now regulated in Ontario. This diploma program has been designed to comply with previously regulated provinces (ie. British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador). The SSC works very closely with various leaders in the field to ensure the highest quality of regulated training.

For further information on this program, please contact Enza Ierullo at (416) 323-1818 ex.22 or toll free at 1-800-263-1703.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.