About US

At ACATCM, we differ in leadership, research, innovation, program architecture, practicing intelligence, and learning outcomes.

The Pioneer In Acupuncture and TCM Education

Founded in 1997, the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM) was established to help form the next generation of practitioners, participating in a diverse community under the principles of authenticity, integrity, and determination. ACATCM is at the forefront of academic leadership, providing excellence in education, research, and creating a strong foundation leading to student success.

As the first institution in Alberta to provide professional education in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, these principles have guided ACATCM in its growth, team building, and being of service to the community. We have since established strong local and international partnerships and recognition and expanded as the only acupuncture and TCM education, practice, and research institution in Canada.

Our exceptional success can be attributed to years of experience and is demonstrated by our consistent 100% passing rates in successive Pan-Canadian Licensing Exams. We provide comprehensive curriculums, experienced faculty, ample clinical training, support services, and research opportunities to help our students thrive.

ACATCM is a true pioneer in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education and research. With a commitment to excellence in education and research, ACATCM has helped to shape and develop the acupuncture and TCM profession, producing some of the most knowledgeable and skilled acupuncturists and TCM practitioners in the field.

Whether you are just starting out on your journey towards a career in acupuncture and TCM or looking to further your education and knowledge, ACATCM is the ideal choice for students who want to be part of a pioneering institution dedicated to providing quality education and research in acupuncture and TCM.

We Believe Education Is An Art

ACATCM offers a top-of-the-line education, combining the art of teaching with state-of-the-art technology and programs designed to meet the highest standards. Our institution is internationally recognized for leadership, innovation, program architecture, practical intelligence, and learning outcomes.

We are committed to providing exceptional academic, clinical, and research opportunities that offer students a multidimensional learning experience. Our expert instructors, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and other healthcare fields, are dedicated to the success and fulfillment of our students.

At ACATCM, we foster critical thinking and encourage students to ask questions, creating a lively and comfortable learning environment. With a focus on excellence in education, we are committed to helping our students reach their full potential.

Our Purpose

At the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, we strive to be the foremost leader in education and research, driving advancements in healthcare and expertise.

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that knowledge is invaluable, and experience is paramount. We are committed to providing our students with the highest standard of education and the most rewarding opportunities, setting them on a path to success in the healthcare industry.

As an internationally recognized institution, we are deeply committed to strengthening our educational platform, driving groundbreaking research, and delivering exceptional healthcare services to individuals worldwide.

President's Message

Dr. Dennis Lee

President, R.Ac

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the president of this esteemed institution. Our college has been dedicated to providing professional education in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for twenty-six years, and we continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of our academic programs, research and clinical practice. 

– Dr. Dennis Lee, President, Registered Acupuncturist

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