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Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: TC311Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics (SCH4C, SCH4U, SPH4C or SPH4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) 
      • One Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,733.82
  • international: $15,262.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,866.91$7,421.00
Tuition$3,398.11$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,866.91$7,421.00
Tuition$3,398.11$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,866.91$7,421.00
Tuition$3,398.11$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,866.91$7,421.00
Tuition$3,398.11$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,866.91$7,421.00
Tuition$3,398.11$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,866.91$7,421.00
Tuition$3,398.11$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

William Hossack, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5467
william.hossack@humber.ca
healthsciences.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) advanced diploma program is the first and only publicly funded program of its kind offered at a postsecondary institution in Canada. This intensive program is grounded in the TCMP skill set which has been approved by all provincial TCM regulators in Canada and provides students with the skills and professional experience necessary to become a TCMP in Ontario. Through a combination of theoretical course-based instruction, as well as several clinical experiences, you will acquire the necessary understanding of Traditional Chinese and Western medicine practices. Moreover, graduates of the TCMP program will be trained to conduct a TCM diagnosis and develop appropriate treatment plans by utilizing their skills in acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical practice management, professionalism and safety. This program is also committed to the promotion of evidence-based practice of TCM through scientific research.

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Critically analyze and evaluate Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) theories and treatment methods to develop professional knowledge and skills required for the profession.

  • Assess, diagnose and treat patients using Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) principles, knowledge and treatment methods including acupuncture, herbal medicine, internal and external medicine.

  • Perform safe, ethical and effective TCMP skills within a clinical setting.

  • Evaluate patients incorporating a bio-medical approach with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) examination techniques to formulate a TCMP diagnosis and treatment strategy, and perform the treatment in a skillful and professional manner.

  • Communicate effectively and educate patients, families, the community and other healthcare providers when providing TCMP practices.

  • Advocate for Traditional Chinese Medicine as an effective complementary medicine.

  • Adhere to the relevant provincial and federal legislation governing the profession while engaging in safe practices.

  • Access current and pertinent research regarding practitioner self-care to maintain a healthy practice.

  • Maintain client and business records using professional business practices of a TCMP.

  • Establish interprofessional relationships with TCM colleagues and healthcare team members.

  • Develop a plan for personal and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency in the field.

  • Evaluate and implement environmentally related initiatives relevant to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) profession.

  • Apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.


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Work Placement

There are six mandatory clinical placements, one clinical observation and one clinical practicum that provide students with progressive, professional practice experience in diagnosing, preparing treatment plans, inter-professional collaboration and safe practices. Clinical placements occur in Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer semesters.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
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The Humber Advantage

The School of Health Sciences has a long history of collaboration with our acute, chronic, rehabilitation and community health-care agencies in Ontario. The TCMP advanced diploma learners will complete the practice requirements of the program in clinics, homecare settings, as well as other environments in order to implement the theoretically acquired skills.

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The Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers another unique healthcare option to the Humber community. Supervised by professional, registered practitioners, students in the Traditional Chinese Medicine program will perform a number of procedures, including gathering a medical history, performing tongue and pulse diagnoses, compounding, processing and dispensing herbal formulas and more. Students will be guided through Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment plans, prescribing herbal formulas and executing acupuncture procedures.

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State-of-the-art Labs

Humber has state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities purposely designed to support student success. Students enrolled in the TCMP program will access collaborative learning spaces in the formal teaching and learning periods. As well, they will access innovative and accessible informal learning spaces where interactions with learners enrolled in the traditional health sciences programs can occur, strengthening their awareness of the entire health-care team. Moreover, Humber is the only College in Ontario with a human cadaver laboratory to support experiential learning in the anatomy and physiology components of this program. Learners will engage in applied research opportunities in collaboration with licensed and regulated health-care professionals on and off campus.

Your Career

The TCM profession is a newly regulated and growing health profession in Ontario and across Canada, and employment futures for graduates are positive. Service Canada’s outlook asserts “because of the implementation of certified training programs, and the trend toward alternatives to traditional medicine, the number of practitioners of natural healing (which include Chinese medical practitioners) should rise sharply in the next few years”.

Graduates will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to launch a career in professional practice, research and program management. Possible employment opportunities include work in private TCM and/or acupuncture clinics, and increasingly, conventional medical clinics, long-term care facilities, homes for seniors, rehabilitation clinics, community health clinics and acute care hospitals.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

This program includes the entry-to-practice competencies approved by the provincial regulators of TCM Practitioners – the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.