Acupuncture Diploma Program

Acupuncture - Kenneth Choi

Program Length

2200 hours (exemptions may apply)

Program Structure and Start Dates

AIM Academy is currently accepting applications for sessions with the following start dates:

Click on the specific programs to see their respective class schedules.

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible for this program is they:

    • have obtained the age of 18 with a high school diploma or equivalent
    • have a strong desire to learn and grow
    • have received a treatment in our student clinic
    • have successfully completed an interview with a program administrator.

    NOTE: Students are not required to have any previous background in sciences  or therapeutic training. Every diploma program offered at AIM Academy incorporates training from the ground up. Exemptions are always considered.

      Mature Students

      Students are required to have proof of a high school diploma or GED (General Educational Development Test).

      To write the GED test, students must:
      • be at least 18 years old
      • be a resident of Ontario
      • have not graduated from high school
      • have been out of the school system for a least one full year

      Register to write the test:
      https://www.ilc.org/en-ca/GED/register/individual

      Professionals / Transfer Students

      Depending on your previous education, you may be eligible for advanced standing which could reduce tuition for some programs.

      Please contact our Admissions Department to discuss your situation on: (416) 323-1818 ext. 202, Toll free 1-800-263-1703 ext. 202.


      NOTE: You must understand English to succeed at AIM Academy since our classes and clinics are conducted in English. You must be fluent enough to comprehend your instructors and clinic clients as well as the texts and other written material, and be able to complete written and oral assignments.

      If your first language is not English, we will assess your English-language capabilities in the interview process. TOEFL is not required.

      For further information on the application process, please contact admissions at (416) 323-1818 ex.202 or call our toll free number,  1-800-263-1703 ex.202.

      Applications

      Enrolment is limited and applications are processed on an ongoing basis. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

      Application Deadline

      Due March 15, 2018 to start April 8, 2018.

      Download the application here

      Download the medical form here

      Application Documents Required

        1. Complete application form
        2. Application fee of $25
        3. Proof of high school diploma or GED (General Educational Development Test) by providing transcripts*
          OR
          Transcripts from any post secondary educational institution (does not need to be related to your desired program(s) of study
          *Transcripts must be sent directly to the school from the issuing institution to be offical.
        4. Completed medical letter from your family physician indicating that you are in good physical and general health, that you are free from communicable diseases and your tuberculosis status within the last year.

        After Your Application is Submitted

        Interviews

        Once you have completed the application requirements (all documents received), we will arrange an interview.

        Application Documents Required at Interview

        Please present the original following identification documents:

        1. photo identifications (e.g. driver's license, passport, age of majority card)
        2. birth certificate
        3. Social Insurance Number card

        Notification of Status

        You will be notified within 30 days of the interview as to your acceptance into the program. Upon acceptance, you will be required to sign an Application for Enrolment form, to confirm your tuition payment plan, and to submit a $500 non-refundable registration fee, which is part of the student's tuition fee.

        Advanced Standing

        Depending on your previous education, you may be eligible for advanced standing which could reduce tuition for some programs.

        Please contact our Admissions Department to discuss your situation on: (416) 323-1818 ext. 202, Toll free 1-800-263-1703 ext. 202.

        NOTE: AIM Academy reserves the right to cancel or change start dates of program if there is insufficient enrolment. Should the program be cancelled, the applicant will receive a complete refund for their registration fees and/or tuition.
         

        Curriculum

        The 2200 hour curriculum is a balance of theory and practice and includes the following courses:

        The Goal of Study

        The 2200 hour Acupuncture Diploma Program is designed to prepare students to become competent 'Acupuncturists' and can expect to practice acupuncture as a stand-alone therapy or along with their current discipline in a skilled and confident manner under the current guidelines proposed by The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario www.ctcmpao.on.ca.

        Extensive hands on training while working with highly qualified professionals, gives our graduates the edge that is required to become successful acupuncturists within the field of Eastern medicine/Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

        For individuals who wish to continue their studies to become a TCM Practitioner, additional courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs are offered over a one year period. Call the Admissions Department directly to discuss all the various schedule options available.

        Why study acupuncture at AIM Academy?

        • Graduates receive high pass rates on the CTCMPAO examinations.
        • Courses are taught by practicing professionals who have excellent academic qualifications and practical experience. All clinical supervisors are registered acupuncturists with CTCMPAO.
        • You will learn acupuncture as an adjunct to your present discipline or as stand-alone form of alternative healthcare.
        • Students will have 560 hours of practical hands-on, supervised Student Clinic (500 hours on-site, 20 hours off-site & 40 observation hours).
        • Students incorporate all elements of their Chinese acupuncture training within student clinic under the instruction of highly qualified, experienced professional therapists.
        • Receive discount treatments in the student clinics while studying at AIM Academy.
        • Membership in the AIM Academy Alumni Guild with benefits (AIM Academy web site, newsletter, reduced seminar fees for school sponsored seminars, etc.)
        • Written, oral and practical exams that offer proof of your progress.
        • Benefit from the 30 years of educational experience in the field of Eastern therapeutic practices and complementary healthcare.
        • Textbook theory AND palpatory skills are emphasized.
        • Acupuncture is less physically demanding than some other modalities, allowing the practitioner a needed change of pace.
        • Many extended health care benefits packages provide coverage for acupuncture.

        Employment Options Upon Completion

        • self employment, own and operate your own private clinic
        • some therapists travel to clients' homes or place of work for longer or shorter treatments
        • work in an established clinic
        • work alongside other healthcare professionals
        • clinic supervisor, oversee other therapists in a clinic or teaching clinic environment
        • instructor/teacher.

        Tuition & Financial Aid

        Students enrolled in the Acupuncture Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants, or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

        About Financial Aid

        Tuition Payment Plans For Our

        3 year program starting in April 2018
        2 year program starting September 2018
        2.5 year program starting in January 2019

        Instructors

        Meet our faculty and instructors at AIM Academy.

        Schedules

        We currently have three schedules into which we are accepting new students.


        3 Year Option

        Starts: April 8, 2018

        Ends: April, 2021

        Weekly Schedule:

        • Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
        • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm

         1st Year: April 2018 - March 2019:

        • Term 1: April/18 - June/18
        • Term 2: Sept/18 - Dec/18
        • Term 3: Jan/19 - Mar/19

         2nd Year: May 2019 - March 2020:

        • Term 1: May/19 - July/19
        • Term 2: Sept/19 - Dec/19
        • Term 3: Jan/20 - Mar/20

         3rd Year: May 2020 - April 2021:

        • Term 1: May/20 - July/20
        • Term 2: Sept/20 - Dec/20
        • Term 3: Jan/21 - April/21

        2 Year Option

        Starts: September 2018
        Ends: June 2020

        Weekly Schedule: 
        Monday - Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM

        1st Year: September 2018 - June 2019:

        • Term 1: Sept/18  - Dec/18
        • Term 2: Jan/19 - Mar/19
        • Term 3: April/19 - June/19

        2nd Year: September 2019 - June 2020:

        • Term 1: Sept/19 - Dec/19
        • Term 2: Jan/20 - Mar/20
        • Term 3: April/20 - June/20

        2.5 Year Option

        Starts: January 2019
        Ends: June 2021

          1st Year: January 2019 - December 2019:

          • Term 1: January/19 - April/19
          • Term 2: April/19 - August/19
          • Term 3: September/19 - December/19

          2nd Year: January 2020 - December 2020:

          • Term 1: January/20 - April/20
          • Term 2: April/20 - July/20
          • Term 3: September/20 - December/20

          3rd Year: January 2021 - June 2021:

          • Term 1: January/21 - April/21
          • Term 2: April/21 - June/21

          For more information about these schedule options or tailor made schedules, please contact the Admissions Department at (416) 323-1818 ex.202 or for those who are outside of Toronto but reside in North America, please call our toll free number at 1-800-263-1703 ex.202.