Humber is the first publicly-funded postsecondary institution in Ontario to offer a comprehensive traditional Chinese medicine program.

The three-year Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCM) advanced diploma begins in September 2016 at the college’s North Campus. It is offered through the School of Health Sciences.

Graduates of the program will be qualified to practice acupuncture, as well as prescribe herbal therapy for a variety of medical conditions. Graduates will also be eligible for the national examination, and upon successful completion of the exam, be licensed with the College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) as a TCM Practitioner. 

“We always aspire to be leaders in health care education, and this is our next innovative program to support high quality health care providers for Ontarians,” says Jason Powell, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “We will also be able to lead research initiatives in this area and evaluate the efficacy of TCM as a treatment option for medical conditions along with overall health and wellness promotion.”

For more information about the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program, visit To apply, go to