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Our Program

Program Highlights

  • Recognized by or met the training requirements of the Acupuncture Council of Ontario, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, American Board of Medical Acupuncture, British Medical Acupuncture Society, Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, College of Chiropractors of Ontario, College and Association of Chiropractors of Alberta, College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Worker safety and Insurance Board of Ontario, and other recognized professional bodies.

  • Acquire the latest in medical research knowledge from core, basic, fundamental, and advanced acupuncture courses, as well as other special acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine seminar topics.

  • Learn from and network with internationally recognized acupuncture experts such as Dr. Kien (Ken) Trinh, Program Chair and Clinical Professor of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Program Objectives 

The McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Program: An Evidence-Based Approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine is conducted at the  McMaster University Main Street Campus. The first class was enrolled in 1999 and attended in 2000. This program utilizes the most current evidence through clinical trials and systematic reviews for point selections and applications.

Point location is taught in small group demonstration and practice. The more advanced concepts of the course will be specialized in sports medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine. The acupuncture courses are designed specifically for the needs of Health Care Professionals who are seeking to advance their scientific evidence-based knowledge of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our program fulfils the training requirements or is recognized by the Acupuncture Council of Ontario, Alberta College and Associations of Chiropractors, American Board of Medical Acupuncture, British Medical Acupuncture Society, Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture, College of Chiropractors of Ontario, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. The program is also recognized by the Worker Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario and many other major insurance companies for payments to Acupuncture Providers.

 Online Program Details      

The price is $5995 for the first ten complete registration special discounts for the Online program with one weekend of in-person practical sessions.  The regular price is $8395.

The program is up to 300 hours (50 hours of lectures and practical sessions and 250 self-study)

Practical session dates.  These six half days are mandatory to attend at the scheduled slots.  Five half-days are in person and one-half day of practical point consolidation over Zoom.

Practical dates are Friday, September 22, 2023, from 5:00-9:15 PM In-Person

Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM In-Person

Sunday, September 24, 2023, 8:00 AM -5:15 PM In-Person

Friday, December 8, 2023, 1:00-5:15 PM Zoom

Live lectures are at the same time as the in-person program.  For the online Cohort, lectures are available to watch on your own time until the day of the exam, on December 9, 2023.

 

Please save these slots for scheduling issues

Friday, September, 22, 2023, 1:00-5:00 PM

Friday, December, 8, 2023 5:15-9:30 PM

 

The exam will be on December 9, 2023

9:00-12:00 PM Written online

1:00-5:00 PM for Practical exam through Zoom (half an hour exam per person)

Registration Office

McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Program

756 King Street West

Hamilton, ON

L8S 1J8 Canada

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Contact us

Phone: (905) 546-5500, Fax: (905) 648-4426
Email:  acupuncture@mcmaster.ca
Website:  acupunctureprogram.com

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