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PROGRAMS AT PCU COLLEGE

PCU College of Holistic Medicine offers several programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage. As the Western world becomes more accepting of holistic healing alternatives, the demand for trained TCM professionals continues to grow.

For those interested in entering this lucrative and rewarding industry, the programs at PCU are a perfect place to start. Graduates can either join a Wellness Clinic that has many different practitioners or start your own clinic and be a small business owner.

Acupuncture

96 Weeks

PCU College's Acupuncture program is a condensed version of four-year acupuncture programs offered at TCM universities in China. The unique program trains students in the ancient art of acupuncture and gives them a solid foundation in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Along with TCM subjects, such as the philosophy, meridians and acupoints, students learn about physiology, anatomy, microbiology and Western Medical diagnosis. The Acupuncture program is a continuation of the foundation built from the Tuina/Anmo (Chinese Massage) program.

Students are able to observe the operations of a TCM clinic through their supervised Clinical Placements. They gain hands on experience in clinical skills such as interviewing patients, diagnosis, treatment and formulating herbal prescriptions.

Doctor of TCM

44 Weeks

Graduates of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program may continue in their studies through the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program. This program will enhance students' understanding of TCM clinical sciences, clinical best practices, Western medicine, and Traditional Chinese Classics.

Students participate in patient diagnosis and treatment as part of supervised Clinical Placements, which will sharpen their skills in advanced subjects like immunology, botanical pharmacology, emergency management, and advanced acupuncture.

This program will prepare students to apply for membership in the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC and to write the provincial licensing examination.

TCM Herbalist

96 Weeks

Due to the growing interest in natural health and human longevity, the general public is exhibiting an increased awareness in natural and holistic medicine and, in particular, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In fact, many extended health benefits plans now recognize the legitimacy of these disciplines and not only refer their clients to, but also pay for the use of the services of qualified TCM practitioners.

Our program is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge in order to increase their clientele, TCM practitioners from other provinces and countries who wish to further their studies in BC and individuals who are completely new to the field, but have a genuine interest in TCM herbs. Our Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist program is a unique three-year program that consists of courses in Chinese herbs, Chinese Massage, Qigong, Taiji, diet therapy and Western Medicine. It is a condensed version of the five-year programs offered in TCM universities in China.

Graduates of our program will be capable of writing the stringent Provincial licensing examinations and will be eligible to apply for membership in the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC. Program applicants are required to have a minimum of two years of university education or equivalent for admission.

TCM Practitioner

128 Weeks

PCU College's Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program is based on the traditional curriculum taught at Chinese TCM universities, but is condensed into a three-year program. Our unique holistic approach incorporates courses on Western medicine, as well as three supervised Clinical Placements in our on-site TCM clinic.

This program prepares students to write the British Columbia's provincial licensing examination and graduates will be eligible for membership in the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC.

Tuina Anmo

44 Weeks

The Tuina / Anmo program gives students a broad understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine while training them in the ancient art of Chinese massage. The program is designed for students looking to expand their knowledge of holistic healthcare practices, including current unlicensed TCM practitioners.

Students participate in three practicum placements where they are able to put their classroom skills into practice and gain experience in the day-to-day operation of a TCM clinic and conduct treatments on patients.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

We are pleased to offer continuing education programs. Registrants with CTCMA are required to complete 50 hours of continuing education in every 2-year period.

At PCU College, we provide courses and seminars for those who need continuing education. For details, please contact the college.

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PCU College is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of education. Our curriculum meets the educational standards outlined by the provincial government of British Columbia and the regulatory bodies.

VISIT OUR CAMPUS

PCU College is located near Metropolis at Metrotown Centre in Burnaby. The campus is easily accessible by public transit and is located on several major bus routes and a short walk from the Metrotown SkyTrain station.

OUR ON-CAMPUS CLINIC

For those looking for alternative and holistic health care treatments, PCU College offers economical and practical services at the on-campus clinic, PCU Holistic Healing Centre.