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Inspired by Excellence & Dedication

Welcoming our 25th anniversary, the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM) is the industry’s flagship college in the field of Acupuncture and TCM education, research, and clinical practice in Canada.


As the first institution providing professional education in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Alberta, we have since expanded into strengthening our local and international communities through service programs and partnerships with educational institutions.

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Education is an art

The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a state-of-the-art educational experience; a platform unmatched in usability, and programs designed with the highest standard in mind, ACATCM is a learning institution with international acclaim.

At ACATCM, we differ by leadership, innovation, engineering, and learning architecture.

Focused on providing outstanding opportunities in both academic and clinical practice, the learning architecture at ACATCM is unparalleled:

  • Innovative Classroom Studies
  • Accessible Virtual Lessons
  • Laboratory Opportunities
  • Hands-on Internships
  • Seminars by World-Renowned Doctors and Scientists

At ACATCM, we are dedicated to the success and fulfillment of our students. Supplementing our education platform is the expertise of our instructors in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, as well as their knowledge in a variety of other healthcare fields. Students are encouraged to think critically and ask questions, ensuring a comfortable and lively dynamic of learning.

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Mission
The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine intends to be the preeminent education and research institution, at the forefront of advancements in healthcare and continued expertise.

Philosophy
Knowledge is invaluable, experience is paramount. The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is dedicated to providing students with the highest standard of education and the most rewarding opportunities.

Commitment
As an internationally recognized institution, the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine upholds its commitment to strengthening our educational platform, research involvement, and service in healthcare on a worldwide standard.

Research

The Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine is collaborating with the University of Calgary on the Complementary Health Integration Project (C.H.I.P.) with the pursuit of enhancing mental health, pain, and addiction support for Albertans during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

PARTNERSHIPS

In the years following its establishment, the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has formed partnerships with the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sino North American Partnership for TCM, Huatuo Institute, the State of Administration of China, and the University of Calgary.

The ACATCM is dedicated to offering students comprehensive and enhanced educational opportunities, possible through international collaboration.

Community Service and not-for-profit

Strengthening the community has always been the priority at ACATCM.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented unique challenges. In October of 2020, the ACATCM launched the Community-Outreach Weekends program. Since then, the program has continued to provide hundreds of complimentary acupuncture treatments.

Over the years, the ACATCM works with Not-for-Profit corporations like Fresh Start Recovery Centre, Alpha House Society, minority and new Canadian associations to promote meaningful development of education and service across the community.

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