Diploma of Acupuncture

The CCATCM Acupuncture Diploma Program is a three year, full-time acupuncture diploma program. The diploma may be completed as a two year accelerated program.
About the program:
  • 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 the S-T & L-C Acupuncture and
    Natural Medicine Clinics and other private clinics.
What you will learn in this program:
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure massage
  • Ear (auricular) acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese medicine theories and diagnosis
  • Cupping therapy
  • Herbs and nutrition
  • Health counselling
  • Tui na
  • Gua sha
  • and more!
Three Year Acupuncture Diploma Program
In general, years one and two are entirely dedicated to academic classroom learning, finishing at the end of June each year. July and August is summer break, while the third year is dedicated exclusively to clinical practice. 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.  
Two Year Accelerated Acupuncture Diploma Program
The two year full-time Intensive Acupuncture Diploma Program has the same curriculum, the only difference being the structure of completion and timeline. 
  • Students in the two year accelerated program are required to finish all clinical hours within the two years, at the same time as completing classroom studies.
  • Students enrolled in the two year accelerated program continue thier studies through the summer break (July and August).

* All students cover the same ciriculum and attend the same academic and practical classes through years one and two.

Acupuncture Program Details
Duration: 2220 hours of enriched curriculum
The Acupuncture Diploma Program is registered with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education in Nova Scotia and qualifies for student loans.
Intakes: CCATCM has three intakes per year - September, May, and January
Classroom Hours: Classes typically run 2.5 half days per week
  • 1st Year students attend Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Wednesday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2nd Year students attend Thursday & Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm