|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Barrie|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, includes 6 clinical placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,008 per year
The displayed fee is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is subject to change. The fee covers and includes tuition (CA$14,150), health insurance, and other ancillary charges.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
Note: First-year enrolment is , satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language and/or you come from a non-English-speaking country, you must provide proof of your English language proficiency by submitting one of the following tests:
Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check
Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.
NOTE: Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement.
Applicants must have an up-to-date immunization record in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act. Completion and submission of this record is required during registration in order to ensure your placement in clinical and field placement facilities.
A Hepatitis B vaccination is required for your own safety. It may be obtained at a reduced cost through the student insurance plan.
It is required that students have Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid on admission to the program (On-line courses are not acceptable). It is the student’s responsibility to renew their Level HCP CPR certification annually while in the Program. Students are asked to submit a copy of their current Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid certificate to the registrar’s office and show the original to the program coordinator at registration.
The first and only program of its kind in the Ontario college system! Develop your skills and gain experience in our on-site public clinic.
Students develop the in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge and skills required to meet the entry-level standards of practice set by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
Students benefit from expert clinical training that combines integrative healthcare models with Traditional Chinese Medicine, providing graduates with the necessary abilities to practice as a regulated healthcare professional.
This program includes a clinical placement component where you will gain practical work experience under the supervision of a registered or licensed professional.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
- Sem 1: Fall
- Sem 2: Winter
- Sem 3: Summer
- Sem 4: Fall
- Sem 5: Winter
- Sem 6: Summer
Graduates of the Acupuncture program may be employed in fertility clinics, doctors’ offices, physiotherapy clinics, naturopathic clinics, massage therapy clinics or chiropractic offices. As well, graduates often choose to open their own clinic space thus becoming self-employed and/or eventually specialize and become involved in one specific area of healthcare such as pain management, dermatology or gynecology.