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Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
3 years
Diploma / certificate

Start dates
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Surrey (British Columbia)
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About this program

Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture

This is a comprehensive program including courses in English and Mandarin language, communication, Ancient Chinese philosophy, and Western biomedical sciences which are necessary for the critical understanding and development of complex Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts. The curriculum has been designed to offer an education of significant breadth and rigor within the contexts of TCM/Acupuncture fundamental theory, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical practice. The program includes 460 hours of practice. Through these experiential learning activities, students will actively engage with the community.

Admission requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Interview by the Program Coordinator and/or letters of reference, if requested

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Term 1

  • Acupuncture Fundamental Theory
  • Mandarin Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture Biomedical Foundation
  • Introduction to University Writing

Term 2

  • Acupuncture Diagnosis: Data Collection
  • East Asian Health and Philosophy
  • Acupuncture Meridian and Acupoint
  • Acupuncture Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Term 3

  • Acupuncture Practicum Introduction
  • Acupuncture Diagnosis: Pattern Recognition
  • Acupuncture Technique
  • Acupuncture Therapy I
  • Acupuncture Introduction to Pathology
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine History and Classics

Term 4

  • Acupuncture Safety
  • Acupuncture Therapy II
  • Acupuncture Communication and Ethics
  • Acupuncture Western Medical Diagnosis (Imaging and Lab Testing)
  • Acupuncture Pharmacology
  • Acupuncture Practicum (Supervised I)

Term 5

  • Acupuncture Taiji/Qigong
  • Advanced Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture Case Study
  • Acupuncture Tuina (Chinese style massage)
  • Acupuncture Practicum (Supervised II)

Term 6

  • Acupuncture Musculoskeletal Management
  • Acupuncture Practice Transitions
  • Acupuncture Practice Management and Regulation
  • Acupuncture Shiliao and Nutrition
  • Acupuncture Practicum (Independent)

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

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