***This program does not require approval under the Private Career College Act 2005 

Program Description

The diploma of Acupuncture program at Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada is designed to be in compliance with the entry-level standards of practice set by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Our course teaching includes theories, practical demonstrations of acupuncture skills in the classroom, and supervised practicum.

After graduating, students will be able to take the gained theoretical and practical knowledge to workplace. Students will learn acupuncture concepts and technique, TCM foundation, Diagnostics and Treatment, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Fundamentals of Biomedical, Herbs, Manual Medicine (Tuina), Qigong, Eastern Nutrition and Western Medical Assessment, Professional Ethics and Communication, and Clinic Practice etc. After completing this program, students are expected to take certification exams in order to register with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

As a member of the CTCMPAO, you are qualified to be a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner or Acupuncturist to diagnose patients' diseases, physiological disorders, and injuries. Graduates of this program can apply traditional Chinese medical theories to treat patients by combining integrative healthcare models with traditional Chinese acupuncture.

Graduates of our program will be able to practice their profession legally within Ontario and other provinces.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain knowledge to effectively practice acupuncture in Canada and be capable of the following:

1. Performing a procedure on tissue below dermis and below the surface of a mucous membrane for the purpose of performing acupuncture.

2. Identifying a body system disorder as the cause of a person’s symptoms using traditional Chinese medicine techniques.

Program Length 

This program requires a minimum of 2200 hours (including 600 clinical hours).  It can be completed in three academic years (full time), two years (intensive), or three to six years (part-time) to complete.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must have a university degree or college diploma and a demonstrated competency in English
  • Medical certificate and a police check of Criminal Record must be produced
  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Applicants will be interviewed to determine suitability for the program

Career Opportunities

Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating a wide variety of illnesses and disorders. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) has a unique theoretical system and is clinically effective. As years pass, more and more people are interested in Eastern acupuncture and medicine. CTCMPAO regulations will improve the development of TMC and Acupuncture. The demand for acupuncture treatment in Ontario is fast growing and employment opportunities in the field of Acupuncture future are promising.

Employment Opportunities

  • Community and teaching hospitals
  • Private acupuncture clinic
  • Massage clinic
  • Physiotherapists clinics
  • Natural treatment clinic
  • Nursing homes
  • Traditional Chinese medicine clinic
  • Self-employed as an acupuncturist
  • Tuina and Qigong clinic
  • Fitness and wellness center
  • Chiropractic center
  • Spa centers 

New class starts on March 02, 2020, for more information and registration, please call 416 821 4876 / 647 996 5876.