Overview

The purpose of the Chinese Therapeutic Tuina Massage program is to train students to become Chinese Therapeutic Tuina Massage  practitioners. The student will be prepared to provide service of Chinese therapeutic Tuina massage — a kind of alternative therapy for persons  who have muscular-skeletal disorders, stress and depression, and some internal organ disorders.

Curriculum

  course hours credits
100 Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine 90 6
101 Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine 90 6
102 Meridians and Points 90 6
103 Massage Hand Manipulations 90 6
104 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (1) 90 6
105 Communication Skills, Ethic, Management 45 3
106 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (2) 90 6
107 Treatment of Diseases with  Massage 90 6
108 Health Preservation with Massage 45 3
109 Qi Gong, Tai Ji 45 3
110 Clinical Practice 125 4.2
  In total 890 55.2

Admission

 Admission Requirements:

Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College accepts applications from all persons who have complete a high school education or mature student status.

 Hours of Instruction

Full-time students attend twenty or more hours of classes per week, which includes clinical training and study review.  In total, approx. 890hours will be offered for the program.

Academic Year

We enroll students three times a year, January, May and September. One academic year is 30 weeks. It usually starts on the first week of January, May, or September. New students are urged to register as early as possible. Late registration is accepted on special approval of the Principal only, depending on the space available. There is a two-week Christmas break and a one-week clinical assessment week in February.

Detailed schedules will be mailed to successful applicants.

A downloadable version of the present year’s calendar is available in the following formats.
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Tuition and Student Loan

Tuition: One Academic year consists of approximately 22 instructional hours per week for 30 weeks. A credit hour is given for every 15 hours of classroom instruction, or for 30 hours of supervised clinical practice.  Tuition is $11,400 for one academic year.  Tuition will not increase after enrolment.

Financial Assistance : Applicants who are residents of Canada  may apply to the Student Assistance Program. Applicants residing in British Columbia can apply for your student loan online at www.bcsap.bc.ca or you call them to have an application form mailed out to you at 1-800-561-1818. You may also get the necessary information from their website at http://www.gov.bc.ca/aved. Applicants residing outside British Columbia should contact the student loans office in their region.

Transfer

Transfer of credits from another recognized school of TCM may be accepted, but the number of transferred credits of one academic year should not exceed the number of credits (hours) normally earned by a student at the College in one academic year, and the number of transferred credits of the acupuncture program should not exceed the credits (hours) normally earned by a student at the College in two academic years. The above rules and regulations are subject to review from time to time in order to maintain and upgrade the standards of Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology.

International Students

Foreign student tuition will be the same as local residents. Students are required to be proficient in written and spoken English. Students from non-English speaking countries may be required to achieve the minimum TOEFL score of (500 or higher) or equivalent for English proficiency.

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Academic year

One academic year consists of 8 months, 2 terms, or 30 weeks. We enroll students three times a year, January, May and September. It usually starts on the first week of January, May, or September. New students are urged to register as early as possible. Late registration is accepted on special approval of the Principal only, depending on the space available. There is a two-week Christmas break and a one-week Spring break. Full-time students attend twenty or more hours of classes per week, which includes clinical training and study review.  In total, approx. 2,685 hours will be offered for the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner program (4 academic years).

Earlier graduation

Earlier Graduation Is Available:  You can finish a 4-year program within 3 calendar years If You Do Not Take Summer Break.

Application form

A downloadable version of the present year’s calendar is available in the following formats.
Word Format   PDF Format

Detailed schedules will be mailed to successful applicants.