Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities.
Mission of Pacific Rim College
The mission of Pacific Rim College is to provide education, services and research opportunities in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, amalgamating indigenous and diverse systems of healing with contemporary scientific beliefs and technology.
Pacific Rim College was founded in an effort to integrate medicines of the world, thereby preserving indigenous practices and increasing the global availability of sustainable health care. More than fifty percent of people from industrialized countries use some form of complementary and alternative therapy, and in impoverished regions, this proportion would likely be even greater if therapies were available. PRC is training practitioners to meet this growing demand and to help supply valuable medical skills and knowledge around the globe.
Recognitions and Accreditations
PRC is an Accredited academic institution with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia. Canadian students are eligible to apply for Canada Government Student Loans. Academic programs within PRC are recognized by various governing bodies and associations, including the CTCMA for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs, the American Herbalist Guild for the Diploma of Phytotherapy, and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for the Diploma of Holistic Nutrition.