If you are interested in alternative medicine and holistic treatment methods and have always had a desire to heal those in need, this is the program for you.
You’re fascinated by Chinese healing practices like acupuncture and want to develop a balanced approach to your clients’ health and well being. You’re inspired by nature and see the interconnectedness of the Earth’s systems. You want to know yourself better and through that knowing, help others in the process.
The suite of courses required to receive an associate of arts degree in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are recommended by the Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences (formally ACOS) in Nelson, BC. They are not, however, a requirement for a TCM credential. Any 60 credits of university courses will satisfy the minimum requirement for a TCM credential. Students choosing alternative 60 credits could potentially receive a liberal arts diploma.
With the associate of arts degree in TCM you’ll get a well-rounded blend of arts and sciences courses in subjects like: