For Registered Massage Therapists
& Healthcare Professionals (142.5 CEUs)
We are pleased to offer a
streamlined Acupuncture Diploma Program to RMTs and other healthcare
professionals. At the SSC, our 200 hour Acupuncture Program offers
extensive and comprehensive training. Under streamlined version of
the program (reduced to 1505 hours) healthcare professionals
are eligible for exemptions from the following courses:
Many RMTs and other health care
professionals are wondering what the
differences are within various acupuncture training programs and
accreditations offered within Ontario….
Of course the idea of studying an
additional modality such as acupuncture, as fast as possible would seem
appealing for most. However, if you are wanting to increase your revenue
base and would like to continue practicing massage therapy as well as
use the title of 'acupuncturist' then the 2000 hour Acupuncture Diploma Program offered at the SSC is the most suitable
course of study. By studying anything less than 2000 hours, RMTs and other
healthcare professionals will only be able claim their treatments under
their own designation NOT as an 'acupuncturist'.
By adding acupuncture as another
modality you would be able to treat a wide
variety of chronic and acute diseases with confidence based on extensive
and comprehensive training that you can only receive from a 2000 hour
TCM is an entire body of knowledge
that can only be understood and practiced with extensive training. A few
hundred hours would not suffice.
Will you always want to practice
registered massage therapy?
Can your body handle the wear
and tear of your current profession?
If you stop practicing
registered massage therapy what options will you have within your
career…will the short term courses you have studied in auxiliary
modalities suffice for you and the wellbeing of your practice?
We help those who
are interested in adding acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to
their current practice by offering part time courses that lead to the
completion of an accredited 2000 hour Diploma of Acupuncture.
Approved by the CMTO for 142.50
Who can take this specialized
Acupuncture Diploma Program?
The following health care
professionals may enroll in the 2000 hour Acupuncture Diploma Program:
(495 hours of exemptions and 1505 hours of actual in school training,
being granted 2000 hours of
training based on approved qualified exemptions)
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Registered Massage Therapists
Graduates of this program can expect to be able to practice acupuncture
as a stand-alone therapy or along with their current discipline in a
skilled and confident manner under their preexisting regulatory college
and the new Regulatory College for
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of
RMTs and Other Health Care Professionals
can benefit from their previous training by receiving up to 495 hours of
full credits and tuition savings which can be applied towards the
2000 hour Acupuncture Diploma (thus completing 1505 hours of advanced
acupuncture studies in class).
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This program does
not require approval under the
Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.