The Acupuncture Diploma Course

The Acupuncture Diploma course is divided into 3 parts.

Part 1: 1-3 years
Part 2: 1 year
Part 3: 1 year

Course Details
Length of Study: 3-5 years. 1-2 weekends per month.
Clinical Hours: 400 Clinical hours.
CNM Diploma: Dip. Acupuncture and Dip. Naturopath.

The Acupuncture Diploma Course

The Acupuncture diploma course provides high quality training which equips graduates to build successful practices. It is carefully structured. Each study unit builds on the previous one, allowing students to develop their confidence and skills, and reach their full potential as acupuncturists.

The Acupuncture course consists of 3 parts

Part 1 Biomedicine, 1 year, 10 weekends or 20 weekdays
Naturopathy Study, 1 year, 10 weekends or 20 weekdays
Acupuncture I, 1 year, 11 weekends or 22 weekdays

Part 2 Naturopathic Principles, 5 weekends or 10 weekdays
Acupuncture II, 1 year, 22 weekends or 43 weekdays

Part 3 Acupuncture III, 1 year. 21 weekends or 41 weekdays

Full Course Syllabus (click to expand)


Length of Study: 3-5 years

Locations: Dublin

Study Days: Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays)

Study Times: 10am – 6pm

Clinic Hours: 400 clinic hours

CNM Diploma: CNM Dip. Acupuncture and CNM Dip. Naturopathy.

Further Study: It is highly recommended that graduates of the Acupuncture course enrol onto the CNM Naturopathic Nutrition or Herbal Medicine courses to further their knowledge.

Degrees: CNM graduates are fully equipped to become successful therapists. Statistics have shown that more than 80% of CNM graduates are practising. To advance therapeutic skills, CNM offers post-graduate courses and additional training. CNM graduates are eligible to enrol on BSc or MSc programmes at various universities. CNM is happy to guide its students in choosing the best programme for their individual needs.

Junior or Leaving Certificate, or equivalent academic and/or work experience.


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