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International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Objective of the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Division of the International Academy of Applied Health.
Founded in 2004, The International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine school located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, is dedicated to graduating highly skilled Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (incorporates Chinese Herbal Medicine) practitioners, who have the ability to assess, establish a treatment plan and effectively treat the client to create a positive change in the person’s well-being. The program prepares graduates to undertake the provincial registration examinations to be able to work in the Province of Ontario as either an acupuncturist or a TCM Practitioner. The Academy’s approach is to become a registered acupuncturist to gain experience and an income, and then complete the TCM Practitioner program. Some subjects can be completed in concert with the acupuncture practitioner program of study.

The objective is for graduates to exemplify excellence in professional conduct and ethics, standards of practice and community service.

The goal of the Acupuncture Program is to help the student develop a career ‘entry level competency’ as currently assessed for the industry for the area of specialty, through academic/practical lab study units comprised of: theory, practical application, outreach sessions and 552 supervised clinical hours. (The student will receive assignments and self-study project work to complement the classroom and on-site clinical experience.) .

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Act was passed by the Ontario Provincial Government in 2006 and on April 1st 2013, the self-regulating body of the came into effect. This regulating body was established to ensure that the public receives safe, quality and ethical services from qualified practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. These new regulations have added confidence to the public. The provinces of Ontario and British Columbia regulate the full TCM industry and Alberta, Newfoundland and Quebec regulate acupuncturists.

The IATCM curriculum is designed to meet the established Pan-Canadian competencies. Start Full-time or Part-time September and March

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