Toronto, Ontario –  Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning now offers a three-year Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCM) advanced diploma, the first comprehensive TCM program available at a publicly funded college or university in Ontario. The program, which begins in September 2016 at Humber’s North Campus, is offered through the college’s School of Health Sciences.

Graduates of the program will be educated 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,” said Jason Powell, dean of Humber’s 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.”

Humber’s program will help address the need for the next generation of TCM practitioners. Of the 3,056 CTCMPAO’s registered practitioners, only 537 are aged 40 or younger, and almost half (1,434) are over age 50. 

For more information about the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program, visit humber.ca/program/traditional-chinese-medicine-practitioner. To apply, go to ontariocolleges.ca

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 part time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca

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