Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Faculty:Faculty of Health
Field of Study:Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese/Asian Medicine and Chinese Herbology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,168
International: $22,754

Cost shown is for two semesters and includes fees.

Careers:AcupuncturistsPractitioners of Natural Healing


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 rigour 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.

Note: To be eligible to write the licensing exam with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA), 60 university credits are required in addition to the credits attained within the Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Diploma. These credits may be attained before, during, or after the Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Diploma.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*72
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants must be graduates of a BC secondary school or an equivalent school system.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are required to have an Interview by the Program Coordinator and/or letters of reference, if requested. Once students have received a conditional offer of admission and before final admission to the program is granted, students must submit the following: Canadian CPR Level C Certificate; CPR certification must remain current throughout the program, and an acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program. Applicants who have lived outside of Canada as an adult are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from their country of origin. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further direction on obtaining your criminal record check.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 02, 2022