Certificate in Foundation Studies for Health Maintenance – Traditional Chinese Medicine (Level 3)


This foundation certificate in Chinese Health Maintenance is a great introduction and overview of healthcare practices steeped in Chinese Medicine traditions.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide communities in New Zealand with individuals who have attained solid foundational knowledge, practical skills and behavioural attributes for the general maintenance of health and life style using traditional Chinese medicine practices and philosophies.

This 20 week level 3 programme will enable students to:

  • Apply philosophy and theories from traditional Chinese medicine history and concepts to one’s own healthcare management.
  • Define structural and functional characteristics of the human body.
  • Identify aetiology of disease and rehabilitation treatment according to theories of Chinese medicine.
  • Identify strategies and applications of preventative care.
  • Perform basic practices of Qi Gong and Taijiquan.
  • Implement and practice applications of ones own health maintenance.
  • Formulate and communicate a plan for long term health and life style benefits underpinned by Chinese medicine philosophy and practices.

Aim of Programme
The course will equip learners with the rudimentary skills and knowledge of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) required for the general maintenance of health. Graduates of the course will be able to pursue further tertiary level training courses in general or alternative healthcare.

Education Pathway
This Certificate can lead to other further tertiary study in general or complementary healthcare and will depend on the learnings’ own preferences and appropriate achievement. Level 4 of this programme will be available at the Lotus Campus.

Course Content

  • Health Maintenance
  • Structural and functional characteristics of the human body
  • History and theory of traditional Chinese medicine health maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Key concepts of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Health maintenance strategies and their application
  • Rehabilitation and treatment
  • Qi Gong
  • Resuscitation using traditional Chinese medicine

Course Information
Commences: 25 July 2016
Cost: $4240 + Course related costs $500

Student loans and allowances may be available if you are eligible.