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Acupuncture Diploma Program
For Registered Massage Therapists

& Healthcare Professionals
(CEUs granted)*


We are pleased to offer our Acupuncture Diploma Program to RMTs and other healthcare professionals.  At the SSC, our 2200 hour Acupuncture Program offers extensive and comprehensive training.  Under streamlined version of the program (reduced to 1845 hours)  healthcare professionals are eligible for exemptions from the following courses:

  • Anatomy (120 hours)
  • Physiology (60 hours)
  • Pathology (60 hours)
  • Practice Management (60 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR (15 hours)
    (as long as an up to date certificate can be provided before the start of the program in April 2017)
  • Western Medical Assessment (40 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 'Registered Acupuncturist' then the 2200 hour Acupuncture Diploma Program offered at the SSC is the most suitable course of study. By studying anything less than 2200 hours, RMTs and other healthcare professionals will only be able claim their treatments under their own designation NOT as a 'registered 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 2200 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 courses that lead to the completion of an accredited 2200 hour Diploma of Acupuncture.

We are an Approved Institution by the CMTO for CEUs.
Typically, the professional therapist is able to gain CEU's (continuing education units) or can use courses towards their 'Professional Development' repertoire. As always, we recommend that you check with your regulating body or association.

Who can take this specialized Acupuncture Diploma Program?

The following health care professionals may enrol in the 2200 hour Acupuncture Diploma Program: (355 hours of exemptions and 1845 hours of actual in school training, being granted 2200 hours of training based on approved qualified exemptions)

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

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 pre-existing regulatory college and the new Regulatory College for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Course Length: 2200 hours - 355 of potential exemptions in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, First Aid and CPR*, Practice Management, and Western Medical Assessment = 1845 hours with potential exemptions however 2200 hours of accredited acupuncture training.

*required to provide CPR/FA certificate that doesn't expire by April 2020


Three Year Option: April 2017 - April 2020

Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 9:30pm

1st   Year: April 2017 - March 2018
Term 1:
April 9/17 - June 29/17
Sundays & Mondays 10:00am – 6:00pm (Apr 9/17 - June 26/17)

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 9:30pm (June 6 - 27/17)
Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:30pm (June 8 - 29/17)
July & August off
Term 2: Sept 17/17 - Dec 14/17*
Term 3: Jan 8/18 - Mar 29/18*

2nd Year: May 2018 - March 2019*
Term 1:
May 6/18 - July 26/18
August off
Term 2: Sept 16/18 - Dec 13/18
Term 3: Jan 6/19 - Mar 28/19


3rd Year: May 2019 - April 2020*
Term 1:
May 5/19 - July 18/19
August off
Term 2: Sept 15/19 - Dec 12/19
Term 3: Jan 12/20 - April 2/20

* Healthcare Professionals have a reduced schedule. Full details TBA. 

Our schedule is designed to fit with your career & personal commitments. Classes are scheduled as such so that you can work most afternoons/evenings/weekends and maintain your existing practice.



Monthly Payment Plan INTEREST FREE!
Total tuition = $16,605.00
$500 non refundable registration fee due March 28, 2017 - this is deducted from tuition
16,605.00 - $500 divided into equal monthly payments from April 28, 2017 to March 28, 2020 = $447.36


- Interest fee, monthly payment plans available

- Financial Assistance may be available to those  who qualify


Please call Enza Ierullo at (416) 323-1818 Ex.202 to discuss all  payment options available.

Students enrolled in the Acupuncture Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants, or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE may be available to those who qualify - for further information please call Sarah Calder, Financial Assistance Officer at
(416) 323-1818 ext 201.

Please note:
-Payments are due on the 28th of every month.
-To participate in this payment plan option, please submit post-dated cheques dated for the 28th of each month. We unfortunately can not do this monthly payment options if we do not receive post-dated cheques prior to the start date of the program.




Start with...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory

If you are still unsure whether acupuncture is the right addition and/or new career choice for you; you may wish to start your training by taking the Fundamentals of TCM to explore the world of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Next Start Date:
January or April 2017  
with the following single course:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory (100 hours)
Applications for this class are being accepted!
- The hours and tuition can be applied towards any of the diploma programs
offered at the SSC on a later date.

Please view Please view Traditional Chinese Medicine TheoryPlease view for upcoming dates,  for upcoming dates.  Click here for further details on full curriculum for the 2200 hour Acupuncture Diploma Program for RMTs & Other Health Care Professionals


January 9, 2017 - April 10, 2017
MONDAYS 10:00am - 6:00pm
and two Sundays on Jan 15 & Feb 12 from 10:00am - 6:00pm


April 9, 2017 - June 5, 2017
SUNDAYS & MONDAYS 10:00am - 6:00pm
No classes on April 16, May 21 & May 22 

Course Length: 100 hours

Cost: $900

Payment options: Now only 4 Monthly payment options of $225

To Register
: Please call Enza Ierullo @ 416.323.1818 Ex.202 or


Questions or Concerns?
RMTs and Other Health Care Professionals most likely qualify for extensive exemptions in many of the foundational courses, please contact the Admissions Department: (416) 323-1818 ex.202 or toll free at
1-800-263-1703 ex.202 to discuss the various possible exemptions, schedule options and payment plans or email us any questions or concerns:

*Typically, the professional therapist is able to gain CEU's (continuing education units) or can use courses towards their 'Professional Development' repertoire. As always, we recommend that you check with your regulating body or association.

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