36 months
16414 CAD/year
6941 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner advanced diploma program from Humber College is the first and only publicly funded program of its kind offered at a post-secondary institution in Canada. 

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This intensive program is grounded in the TCM Practitioner skillset which has been approved by all provincial TCM regulators in Canada and provides students with the skills and professional experience necessary to become a TCM Practitioner in Ontario. Through a combination of theoretical course-based instruction, as well as several clinical placements, you will gain a necessary understanding of Traditional Chinese and Western medicine practices. Moreover, graduates of the 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 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner advanced diploma program from Humber College is also committed to the promotion of evidence-informed practice of TCM through scientific research.

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. There is a nationwide trend toward alternatives to traditional health practice, and consequently the number of general public members seeking practitioners of natural healing is increasing, and this includes Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Preservation
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Mandarin
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Professional Identity and Responsibility
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • College Reading and Writing Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16414 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16414 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6941 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6941 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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