Becoming a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Enroll the 4-year TCM Double-Major
Graduate Receives Both Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma
Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Double-Major Program awards a Diploma in Acupuncture upon completion of the 3rd year, with the opportunity to proceed to licensing. Graduates also earn a Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma, preparing them to become skilled TCM doctors. ACATCM, a leader in Canadian TCM education, provides comprehensive training in all TCM modalities, equipping graduates with a deep understanding of this time-honored practice and the ability to apply it effectively.
Program Length: 4-year, full-time study
For Fall/Winter semester, July 31st, each year.
For Winter/Spring semester, December 31st, each year.
$4900.00 per semester, or
$9,800.00 per academic year
Available for the first 3-year acupuncture related education through Alberta and Canada Student Aid
Allowed Up-to 6-year for completion
Steps to enroll our Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma Program:
Apply Online. Ensure all required information are filled to your best knowledge, and all supporting documents have been upload prior to submission.
One of our program administers will review your admission submission, and will be in contact to schedule an interview. Additional information might be required.
The Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers both TCM theory and practical application, as well as western biomedical sciences, research methodologies, and professional development skills. Extensive clinical experience is also included to ensure graduates are fully prepared to be competent and reflective practitioners.
This rigorous program demands full-time commitment and dedication, taking four years to complete. At ACATCM, we are committed to providing our students with a top-notch learning experience. Schedule a school tour to visit our campus and learn more.
- Upon graduation, graduates can apply for licensing with the governing body.
- The title of Dr. of Acupuncture is reserved for registered acupuncturists in Alberta.
- Please note that financial assistance is not available for the Traditional Chinese Medicine program, as it is not regulated in Alberta.
The principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diverge from those of modern Western medicine. As the oldest form of medicine, TCM has played an integral role in China’s primary healthcare system throughout history. In the West, many alternative and complementary medical schools have adopted or draw inspiration from TCM’s theories and treatment methods. While acupuncture is the most popular TCM modality in the West, other treatments such as herbal medicine, tuina, cupping, exercise, and lifestyle management may be less familiar.