What Our Graduates Say
“I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed the RelaxFast Chair Massage and the Five Elements Acupressure courses at the Canadian Acupressure College. Taking these classes has opened many doors for me and allowed me to take the steps to own my own business and the opportunity to achieve the life I want. It has also instilled in me an ongoing desire and curiosity to continue learning and growing my skills, taking whichever path that might lead me. Thank you so much Kathy!” Evelyn Applin – Graduate
Individual Course Options
Learners who are undecided as to whether they wish to commit to either of the programs of Acupressure or Chair Massage may “test the waters” by enrolling in any of the following courses without any obligation. If after completing a course or several courses you wish to pursue either of the Diploma programs, credit will be given for the courses taken upon your enrollment.
It is also an opportunity for practitioners of other modalities and other fields of the healing arts to add further training in a specific area to their current background. A Certificate of Completion for each course will be issued upon fulfilling course requirements.
Course number, name, hours, fees and BCATA and CMTBC continuing education credits are listed.
All #100/500 courses require full payment upon application.
All #100/500 courses may be commenced at any time.
101 – Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology
Learn to locate basic bones and muscles of the human body including the origin and insertions of the muscles. An overview of the integumentary, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems is presented. Common disease conditions of the major systems will be covered.
Credits: 15 NHPC, 18 BCATA
102/502 – Ethics
Introduces values, ethics and boundaries regarding the client/practitioner relationship. Topics covered include a process for making ethical decisions and exploring the Code of Ethics from the AMTWP.
Credits: 2.5 NHPC, 6 BCATA
103/503 – Communications
In order to be effective practitioners, student need to be able to create rapport with their clients through effective communication skills. Focus will be on basic skills for interviewing clients, creating safety, basic, basic listening skills of empathy, reflection and non-judgemental feedback. Charting for professional and legal purposes will be covered.
Credits: 10 NHPC, 6 BCATA
104/504 – Business Start Up Principles
Students will be introduced to business and administrative procedures required to create a professional practice. Topics covered include sales, customer care, basic bookkeeping and hygiene.
Credits: 10 NHPC, 12 BCATA
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Individual Courses may be enrolled in, starting any time!
#101 Anatomy & Physiology, #502/102 Ethics, #503/103 Communications, or #504/104 Business Start-up Principles. Enroll in each course as you have the fees and the time commitment. The tuition fees, dollar for dollar, and credits will be awarded to the Relaxfast! Chair Massage Program and Five Elements Acupressure Program.