Diploma of Acupuncture
Approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Meets Provincial, National and International education standards
Provides a great balance of academic, practical, and clinical study
Offers on-site clinical experience through classroom practice, student clinic and community outreach clinic
It is also optional to observe the S-T & L-C Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Clinics and other private clinics
Students only require 2.5 days of classroom studies to support the balance of home life and studies
- Acu-massage therapy
- Ear (auricular) acupuncture
- Traditional Chinese medicine theories and diagnosis
- Fire cupping therapy
- Herbs and nutrition
- Health counselling
- Tui na massage therapy
- Guasha therapy
- Tai Chi
- Chi Gong
- and more!
In the Three-Year Acupuncture Diploma Program, years 1 and 2 are entirely dedicated to academic classroom learning, finishing at the end of June each year. July and August are summer break, while the third year is dedicated exclusively to clinical practice with no classroom commitment required. In some cases, students have the flexibility to take some first and second-year courses in their third year in addition to their clinical studies to reduce their course load within the first two years. Students may also choose to begin some of their clinical practice in the second year of the program but that's not mandatory.
Intensive Two-Year Acupuncture Diploma Program
The Intensive Two-Year Acupuncture Diploma Program and the Three-Year Acupuncture Diploma Program share the same curriculum. The only difference is the structure of completion and timeline, in other words, this is a fast track program. Students of both the Two- and Three-Year Acupuncture Program share the same classroom and attend the same academic and practical classes through years one and two.
- Students in the two-year intensive program are required to finish all third-year required clinical hours within two years while completing classroom studies at the same time.
- Students enrolled in the Intensive Two-Year Acupuncture Diploma Program don't have a summer break. They also must commit to many evening and weekend clinics throughout their two-year studies, which will allow the students to complete the third-year clinical training in two years. Students will be responsible for scheduling themselves for clinical practice in the CCATCM student clinic, community clinic, S-T/L-C Professional Clinics or other approved professional clinics.
- These students will also need to complete research projects and clinical hours in the summer between years one and two.
Second-year students attend Monday & Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., as well as Wednesday 1:30-5:30 p.m.