One of the questions often posed to our admissions team at Pacific Rim College is where to study acupuncture in Canada? It’s one thing to take classes in acupuncture, but quite another to find a course of study that will allow you to become a certified acupuncturist. Read on to learn more about what you can study and where to go in Canada to become an acupuncturist.
The School of Acupuncture here at Pacific Rim College is located in Victoria, BC, Canada and offers a variety of certificates and diplomas. One of the most common is the Diploma of Acupuncture. This course takes six terms to complete, and at its completion, graduates can sit for the exam and become a Registered Acupuncturist in British Columbia. Many other provinces and nations will recognize this diploma and grant you the ability to practice in their jurisdiction also.
Going one step further is the Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This program is eight terms long and graduates can become Registered Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, going beyond acupuncture into Chinese herbal treatments.
One step beyond the individual diplomas is to become a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This program is ten terms long. Alternatively, there are the Dual Diplomas in Acupuncture and Phytotherapy and the Dual Diplomas in Acupuncture and Holistic Nutrition programs. These are long-term programs that require five years to complete each diploma path.
The School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers more than just acupuncture training as well. Students can specialize in Therapeutic Massage, Tai Qi, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Five Elements. Attend just a few courses of interest or enrol in a full diploma program – the choice is up to you.
All of these courses will give you the ability to obtain a licence and then practice throughout Canada, thanks to Pacific Rim being a fully government accredited institution of learning.
Though there are a number of schools that teach Oriental Medicine and acupuncture, few are able to ensure that when you graduate you will be ready to sit for the exam and obtain your certification. Our mission is to provide students the opportunity to learn, research, and investigate Complementary and Integrative Medicine, pairing the ancient with the modern.
Pacific Rim College is one of the best acupuncture schools in Canada. You can look at any number of schools to become a registered acupuncturist, but only a few schools can give you the rounded education you can receive at Pacific Rim College. We hope you read more on our site to learn more about the programs we offer, and we’d be happy to answer your questions. Simply contact our Admissions department.