Chinese medicine services are now designated as a health profession. A qualification in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an attractive career option for those aspiring to make a difference in someone’s life.
TCM is making great leaps forward in Aotearoa New Zealand, revolutionising how we perceive and treat illnesses, challenging us to participate in and shape a new medical model that integrates the best that the eastern and western worlds have to offer. As one of the fastest-growing and widely accepted emerging healthcare professions, TCM offers excellent opportunities for those seeking a career in this health field as primary care providers.
The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (the School) is committed to developing the potential of our learners as qualified and competent practitioners in acupuncture and TCM. The School is NZQA-accredited and has, since 1994, been a leader in the education and training of acupuncture and TCM in Aotearoa New Zealand. Its long-standing reputation as a pioneer in this field stems from its success in preparing graduates to be eligible for registration as acupuncture practitioners and able to operate their own clinic or be employed in the allied health field.
This level 7, three-year 360-credit qualification, pending NZQA approval, offers hands-on training on acupuncture as well as moxibustion, cupping, electroacupuncture, ear acupuncture, and tuina. It is developed to meet the continuing educational needs of people who want to become acupuncturists. A Health Stream is available for health professionals.
|Duration:||3 years full-time study, 5 years part-time study|
|Intake:||February and July|
|Delivery:||Classroom based, online delivery (blended learning)|