Tui-Na Massage includes the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissues (muscle and tendon) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi, and manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone-setting). Tui-Na has a variety of different systems that emphasize particular aspects of these therapeutic principles.
Tui-Na Massage diploma program explores a high level of expertise in oriental therapies and diagnostic techniques. The aim of the course is to properly equip the professional practitioner with necessary techniques and diagnostic skills in accordance with fundamentals of oriental medicine theory to competently support the client through their healing process. It offers to develop expertise in specialty areas such as specific musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Duration: 3 Semesters
Hours: 848 Hours
- Lecture: 640 Hours
- Clinical Internship: 208 Hours
Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer**PROGRAM START DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON ENROLLMENT.
You graduate with:
- Diploma in Oriental Tui-Na Massage
- Clinical internship experience
*The following table outlines the program requirements and schedules
|BS||291||Practice, Management Laws and Ethics
|BS||331||Counseling and Communication
|OMT||411||Oriental Medicine Diagnosis
|OCT||211||Breathing Techniques and Oriental Exercise
|ACM||501||Acupuncture Theory I
|ACM||502||Acupuncture Theory II
|WMS||311||Human Anatomy Physiology I
|CITN||711||Clinical Internship: Observation
|CITN||721||Clinical Internship: Partial Supervisor
|CITN||731||Clinical Internship: Proximal Supervisor
|Clinical Internship Hours||208|
All applicants are required to complete not less than two (2) years of liberal arts or sciences study (comprised of at least 60 credits) in an accredited college or chartered/approved university acceptable to the registration committee. For more information, please visit http://www.ctcma.bc.ca/registration/transcript-requirements/
A student who went to school abroad needs to bring a translated transcript of his or her prior school to BCIT to obtain an International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) report. It is to compare education earned outside of Canada to the general education ladder in Canada and is required for graduates to take a licensing exam at CTCMA. For more information, please visit http://www.bcit.ca/ices/