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.

Earlier Graduation

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

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 $8,200 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).

Apply Today: A downloadable version of application form is available in the following formats:
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Detailed schedules will be mailed to successful applicants.

Refunding Policy—– Royal Pacific Institute

REFUND POLICY

  1. If Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to the  program in which the student is enrolled if:
    1. the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;
    1. the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signs the student enrolment contract seven days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signed the student enrolment contract and the contract start date; or
    1. the student does not attend a work experience component and the institution does not provide all of the hours of instruction of the work experience component within 30 days of the contract end date.
  2. Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology will refund the tuition for the program and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the program without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.
  3. If a student does not attend any of the first 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid under the student enrolment contract unless the program is provided solely through distance education.
  4. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology receives a notice of withdrawal from a student:
    1. more than seven days after the effective contract date and
      1. at least 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,000.
      1. less than 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.
    1. after the contract start date
      1. and up to and including 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
      1. and after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
  5. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:
    1. equal to or before 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
    1. after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
  6. If Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology provides the program solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:
    1. the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for up to 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, or
    1. the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for more than 30% but less than 50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
  7. Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology will refund fees charged for course materials paid for but not received if the student provides a notice of withdrawal to the institution or the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student.
  8. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student, or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:
    1. of the date Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,
    1. of the date Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology provides a notice of dismissal to the student,
    1. of the date that the registrar provides notice to Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology that the institution is not complying with section 1(c) or 2 of this policy, or
    1. after the first 30% of the hours of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.
  9. If an international student delivers a copy of a refusal of a study permit to Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology, sections 1(a), 1(b), 4, 7, and 8 of this policy apply as if the copy of the refusal were a notice of withdrawal, unless:
    1. the international student requests an additional letter of acceptance for the same program that was the subject of the refusal of a study permit,
    1. or the program is provided solely through distance education.