Explore Chinese Philosophy

Explore
Chinese Philosophy

Explore your body through the perspective of the traditional Chinese philosophy. Learn the skills required to practice by choosing a discipline: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine and Tui-Na Massage.

Acupuncture Diploma Program

Intro

The Acupuncture Diploma program offers both the knowledge and the delicate techniques in applying the classic needle types, needle selection, sterilization procedures, needle insertion and removal, cupping, sedation, emergency management and much more.

Duration

6 Semesters

Hours

1,904 Hours
Lecture: 1,448 Hours
Clinical Internship: 456 Hours

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer*

*Program start dates are subject to change dependent on enrolment.

Herbology Diploma Program

Intro

The Herbology program covers the theory, purpose, preparation techniques, and the formulas to successfully prescribe herbal remedies and heal various ailments.

Duration

6 Semesters

Hours

1,920 Hours
Lecture: 1,464 Hours
Clinical Internship: 456 Hours

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer*

*Program start dates are subject to change dependent on enrolment.

Practitioner of Oriental Medicine

Intro

This program provides a great opportunity to become a licensed practitioner in Oriental Medicine to practice both acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Duration

8 Semesters

Hours

2,616 Hours
Lecture: 1,960 Hours
Clinical Internship: 656 Hours

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer*

*Program start dates are subject to change dependent on enrolment.

Tui-Na Massage Program

Intro

Tui-Na Massage diploma program explores a high level of expertise in oriental therapies and diagnostic techniques.

Duration

3 Semesters

Hours

848 Hours
Lecture: 640 Hours
Clinical Internship: 208 Hours

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer*

*Program start dates are subject to change dependent on enrolment.

Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Prep

Intro

The purpose of the program is to help current students or graduates of Acupuncture, Herbology, or Practitioner of Oriental Medicine programs prepare for the Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination*.

* Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Exam is developed by College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) to assess the graduates of TCM programs for the necessary competencies that meet the requirements of the Registration Regulation and the Entry-Level Occupational Competencies for the Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada.

Duration

8 weeks

Hours

32 Hours

Program Intakes

August

Note

Graduates of the Diploma of Acupuncture, Herbology, and Practitioner of Oriental Medicine Programs who have met the requirements of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC, which includes 60 university credits of liberal arts or sciences, will be eligible to sit for the Canadian national registration exam to become Registered Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Practitioner of TCM in the province of British Columbia. Based on reciprocity agreements, this distinction permits registrants to practice acupuncture across Canada.

Where Are We?

Central College

Talk to us

What to know more about our programs or how to apply? Please let us know.

(604) 523-2388
(604) 523-2389
contact@centralcollegebc.ca
#200 - 60 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3P1