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Streamlined Acupuncture Diploma Program
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:

  • Anatomy (200 hours)

  • Physiology (100 hours)

  • Pathology (100 hours)

  • Practice Management (80 hours)

  • First Aid/CPR (15 hours)

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 training program.

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 CEUs.

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)

  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Veterinarians
  • Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)
  • Naturopaths
  • Dentists

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 Ontario.

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.