Faculty of Health and Community Studies
Department of Allied Health and Human Performance
Acupuncture, a traditional healing modality widely used in China, has established itself as a well-respected, regulated health profession in Alberta and other provinces in Canada. The fundamental theories of acupuncture are rooted in holistic ideas that developed over the course of approximately 2500 years in China. Acupuncture promotes health, and is used to treat acute and chronic illness, mainly through the insertion of filiform needles to establish a healthy balance of the individual’s energy and body functions.
The Acupuncture program prepares you to become a professional acupuncturist, subject to successful completion of the national and provincial registration examinations. Students receive the instruction needed to practice acupuncture competently based on the most recent national standards.
- Regulated Health Profession
- Recognized under the Health Disciplines Act
- Respected in the medical community
- Private practice or multi-disciplinary clinics with chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, holistic health practitioners, naturopathic doctors, homeopathic practitioners and physicians
Teaching Clinic Receptionist
Robbins Health Learning Centre
Room 9-302, 10910 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
All the courses of the program directly related to Acupuncture and/or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are taught by registered acupuncturists. Basic bio-medical sciences are taught by professionals and experts in the related fields.
Program of Study
|ACUP 105||Introduction to Qi Gong and Tui Na 1||1|
|ACUP 106||Medical Terminology 1||1|
|ACUP 117||Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1||4|
|HLSC 104||Applied Human Anatomy 2||3|
|MTST 125||Physiology I 2||3|
|Three credits of university English (includes WRIT 101)||3|
|ACUP 101||Meridian Systems and Acupuncture Points I 1||3|
|ACUP 104||Diagnostics in Traditional Chinese Medicine 1||3|
|ACUP 114||Introduction to Research Methodology 1||2|
|ACUP 115||Qi Gong and Tui na II 1||2|
|ACUP 119||Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine II 1||3|
|MTST 126||Physiology II 2||3|
|ACUP 103||Meridian Systems and Acupuncture Points II 1||3|
|ACUP 108||Clinical Observation I 1||1|
|ACUP 116||Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostics Lab 1||1|
|ACUP 124||Introduction to Medical Microbiology 1||3|
|ACUP 110||Meridian Systems and Acupuncture Points III 1||3|
|ACUP 112||Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal Therapeutics I 1||2|
|ACUP 113||Clinical Observation and Practice I 1||1|
|ACUP 203||Therapeutic Principles of Acupuncture, Point Selection and Combination 1||2|
|ACUP 205||Traditional Chinese Medicine Modalities I 1||1|
|HLST 150||Pathophysiology 2||3|
|ACUP 201||Extra Meridians & Microsystems 1||2|
|ACUP 204||Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal Therapeutics II 1||3|
|ACUP 208||Clinical Observation and Practice II 1||2|
|ACUP 210||Traditional Chinese Medicine Modalities II 1||3|
|ACUP 213||Traditional Chinese Medicine External Therapeutics I 1||3|
|ACUP 209||Internal Medicine 1||3|
|ACUP 211||Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal Therapeutics III 1||3|
|ACUP 215||Internship I 1||1|
|ACUP 216||Traditional Chinese Medicine External Therapeutics II 1||2|
|ACUP 206||Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition, Lifestyle and Zhong Yao 1||3|
|ACUP 214||Clinical Case Studies I 1||1|
|ACUP 218||Professional Ethics and Acupuncture Regulations 1||1|
|ACUP 220||Internship II 1||2|
|ACUP 221||Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal Therapeutics IV 1||3|
|ACUP 111||Diagnostics in Traditional Chinese Medicine II 1||3|
|ACUP 303||Internship III 1||2|
|ACUP 305||Practice Management and Professional Entry Requirements 1||3|
|ACUP 320||Pharmacological Therapy 1||3|
|ACUP 219||Clinical Case Studies II 1||2|
|ACUP 304||Internship IV 1||2|
|ACUP 311||Acupuncture Safety Course (Clean Needle Technique) 1||1|
|ACUP 312||Herbology for Acupuncturists 1||2|
The minimum passing grade for this course is a C.
The minimum passing grade for this course is a C-.
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.
Police Information Check
A student must meet the specific Police Information Check requirements as set out in the admission criteria for the duration of the program or they may be required to withdraw from the program.
Current immunization against specified communicable diseases is required as a prerequisite for clinical experience and thus for continued enrolment in the program. Students must meet the specific immunization requirements by the end of the second term. Documentation of these requirements must be provided to the program by the end of the second term. Failure to meet the specified immunization requirements may result in a student being denied an approved clinical experience and/or they may be required to withdraw from the program.
CPR - Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (C) or Equivalent
Students must meet the specific CPR requirements by the start of the fourth term. The certification must be for Health Care Providers and include one and two person rescuers (adult, infant, child), bag-valve masks, and automated external defibrillation (AED). Documentation of these requirements must be provided to the program by the start of the fourth term. Failure to meet the specified CPR requirements may result in a student being denied an approved clinical experience and/or they may be required to withdraw from the program.
First Aid - Basic Standard
Students must meet the specific First Aid requirements by the start of the fourth term. Documentation of these requirements must be provided to the program by the start of the fourth term. Failure to meet the specified First Aid requirements may result in a student being denied an approved clinical experience and/or they may be required to withdraw from the program.