Traditional Chinese Medicine Gain knowledge, skills and competencies to become a regulated health professional in the popular field of natural medicine. Get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and public clinics.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This is an intensive program designed to provide Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncturists with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to meet regulatory entry-level requirements as recognized for the classification of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP). In this program, students develop the critical judgement and professional competencies required to safely and skillfully evaluate, formulate, dispense and administer TCM herbal medicines and therapeutics. Students gain valuable supervised clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of internal and external diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and traumatology in accordance with established TCM principles and practices. Professional excellence through the adherence to standards of practice and interdisciplinary knowledge is emphasized.

Admission information

Admission requirements

- Post-secondary diploma, advanced diploma or degree with a specialty in
TCM Acupuncture, or equivalent

  • Proof of current general class registration, in good standing, with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario


View the Traditional Chinese Medicine articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • TCMP1000 External Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • TCMP1001 Nutrition and Lifestyle Management
  • TCMP1002 Materia Medica Advanced
  • TCMP1003 Herbal Dispensary Safety
  • TCMP1004 Introduction to Herbal Preparation and Formulation
  • TCMP1005 Internal Medicine
  • TCMP1007 Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics
  • TCMP1009 Advanced Herbal Preparation and Formulation
  • TCMP1010 Western Pharmacopeia
  • TCMP1011 Preparation for Regulatory Board Examination


  • TCMP1006 Clinical Internship
  • TCMP1008 Women and Children’s Health Clinic
  • TCMP1012 Clinical Internship Advanced