Clinical Acupuncture (includes Medical Qigong Therapist Certification)

  • CLINICAL ACUPUNCTURE

The 3 year Clinical Acupuncture Program at ITM prepares students for a rewarding career as a Integrative Health Professional specializing in Acupuncture.

*Students may complete this diploma as an intensive 2 year program.

In two years, students enrolled in the Clinical Acupuncture Diploma Program will also receive certification as a Medical Qigong Therapist (no additional fees apply).

This is one of the most comprehensive and affordable Acupuncture Programs available in North America.

Our vision was to develop an Eastern Medical Programs that would facilitate academic success, retention and the personal development of our students. ITM has created an educational format that applies an integrative, interdisciplinary and collaborative learning approach.

ITM has developed a program that prepares students to address the 'Whole Person' in the clinical setting. Students engage in numerous opportunities that nurture confidence, skill and maturity as a health care provider. Our learning environments encourage inner reflection, discernment and personal responsibility, while building a community that values equity, justice and anti-oppression. Our program's unique blend of theoretical and experiential learning fosters relationship, honours a student's life experience and engages each person in a range of learning opportunities.

With high graduation and board exam success rates, graduates being sought after as instructors, programs being used as templates for other schools, prospective students should feel confident in choosing ITM to begin and complete their studies in Eastern Medicine.

SCHEDULE

ITM has created both a full and part-time study schedule that allows even the busiest of students to maintain a balance of work-life-family.

Our programs offer a hybrid, in-class/online option - which means you can start at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.

There are 3 terms per year - Fall: Sept-Dec, Winter: Jan-April, Summer: May-August.

Classes are scheduled in the evenings (6-9:30pm) and weekends (10-6pm). Some daytime options are available as well.

Students may also choose from a variety of clinics and workshops which are scheduled throughout the term, both onsite and offsite at our affiliate community organizations.

CURRICULUM

DEPARTMENT OF EASTERN MEDICINE FUNDAMENTALS
Fundamentals of Eastern Medicine
Eastern Philosophy
History & Introduction to Traditional Medicine
Chinese Language & Medical Terminology

DEPARTMENT OF ACUPUNCTURE SKILLS
Meridians & Acupoints I
Meridians & Acupoints I
Meridians & Acupoints Lab I
Meridians & Acupoints Lab II
Techniques of Acupuncture & Auxillary Modalities
Techniques Lab I
Techniques Lab II
Techniques Lab III: Japanese Style
Acupuncture Anatomy
Microsystems Acupuncture
NADA Acudetox Training & Certification

DEPARTMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS
Eastern Diagnosis
Diagnosis & Evaluation I
Diagnosis & Evaluation II
Diagnosis & Evaluation III

DEPARTMENT OF TRADITIONAL HEALING ARTS
Medical Qi Gong & Tai Chi I
Medical Qi Gong & Tai Chi II
Medical Qi Gong & Tai Chi III
Medical Qi Gong & Tai Chi IV
Medical Qi Gong & Tai Chi V
Medical Qi Gong & Tai Chi VI

DEPARTMENT OF THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
Therapeutic Relationships I
Therapeutic Relationships II
Therapeutic Relationships III

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Principles of Biomedical Science & Medical Terminology
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Microbiology & Immunology
Neuroanatomical Acupuncture
Pathophysiology & Disease
Western Clinical Diagnosis & Assessment
Western Clinical Differential Diagnosis & Internal Medicine
Pharmacology & Toxicology
First Aid & CPR, HCP

DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION
Integrative Nutrition I: Western
Integrative Nutrition II: Eastern

DEPARTMENT OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Eastern Pathology, Western Conditions
Integrative Approaches to Cancer Care & Prevention
Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Ethical Business & Career Development
Elective

DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY
Tui Na Massage I: Introduction
Tui Na Massage II : Conditions
Tui Na Massage III: Microsystems

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL SKILLS
Clinical Training I: Observation
Clinical Training II: Observation
Clinical Training III: Assistant & Intern
Clinical Training IV: Intern
Clinical Training V: Intern
Clinical Training VI: Intern
Clinical Training VII: Intern

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