Explore our comprehensive and unique programs in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, including some offered nowhere else in the world.

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Western Herbal Medicine
Holistic Nutrition
Doula Training
Permaculture Design
Continuing Education


Browse our wide selection of medical books, clothing, and natural health products including acupuncture needles and practitioner supplies.

Acupuncture Supplies
Practitioner Supplies
PRC Clothing



Visit our Student Clinic for natural health services, sign up for WellPlan (a unique monthly wellness plan), or find a practitioner near you in the Practitioner Directory.

Student Clinic
Practitioner Directory
Doula Finder




Boost your therapeutic potential by accessing our unique services for natural health practitioners including a free employment directory.

Practitioner Directory
Doula Finder
Employment Opportunities
PRC Blog


Who We Are

Pacific Rim College is a Designated Private Training Institution specializing in complementary and integrative medicine and food sovereignty. 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 sustainable land stewardship and a variety of medical modalities. Program areas include Permaculture Design, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training and Integrative Health.

2015 Business of the Year Finalist BE Awards - Vancouver Island Professional Business of the Year 2016 ecostar-2016-winner optimyz-magazine

Spotlight on...


Xenia Ulok

This is Xenia’s first semester at PRC. Coming all the way from Thunder Bay, she is really enjoying being in the dual diplomas of Holistic Nutrition and Phytotherapy (and the amazing Victoria weather). Xenia says that “I knew this was the right program for me when my instructors began to bring herbs into the classroom …


Dr. Jeremy Caradonna

Dr. Jeremy Caradonna is the former owner of Share Organics, a values-based business that connected organic farmers to local consumers, and is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, where he teaches courses on the organics industry, climate change, and environmental history. He is the author of several articles and two books, …


Amy Ritchie, NNCP

Amy graduated from the Diploma of Holistic Nutrition program with Summa Cum Laude honours and is practicing in her hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Amy is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Professionals and currently working for the Live Better division of Janzen’s Pharmacy, a progressive local pharmacy which integrates holistic wellness …


Nourishing Destiny

Nourishing Destiny, first published in 1999, has now become a classic text in the field of Chinese Medicine and is in use as a core text by schools of many traditions throughout the world. Nourishing Destiny examines Chinese medicine as a science pertaining to the evolution of consciousness.

Health News

Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems program announced!

PRC is pleased to announce its newest program slated to begin in January 2018. The Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems Diploma is a 1-year program that prepares graduates to be leaders in the field of  permaculture and sustainable food and medicine systems. Click here for more information.


Sarah Pritchard »

Tui Na and Moxibustion for Fertility

May. 6-7

Sean Donahue »

Neurodiversity: What Practitioners need to know

May. 13-14

Amanda Howe »

Wilderness Medicinals

Jun. 3-4

Dr. Bruce Ferguson »

Advanced Topographic Acupuncture Module

Sep. 16-17

Chanchal Cabrera »

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 2)

Sep. 23-24

Petra Chambers-Sinclair »

Distinguish Your Practice with Personalized (n=1) Experimentation Techniques

Sep. 30 to Oct. 1

Brandt Stickley »

Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis

Sep. 30 to Oct. 1

Sean Frey »

Boundaries, Safety and Support

Oct. 21-22

Our Accreditation & Affiliations