Schedule Changes due to COVID-19

We have temporarily suspended all on site teaching due to the COVID-19 virus.  We are planning to resume teaching by the end of May.  All seminars have been rescheduled and pushed forward to allow students already enrolled in their programs to receive their training. Please take note of the new dates that are posted on the Calendar.

We have also scheduled a new P1 Seminar.  This seminar will occur in June and will immediately precede the P2 seminar, giving students a chance to receive 10 days of intensive training with no extra travel cost.  

This extra seminar means there is still time for new students to enter the MQP program for 2020, or simply come to learn the time honored health promoting benifits of qigong.

200 Hours of Practicum Hours must be logged and verified before the Medical Qigong Master Certificate can be awarded. These are hours in addition to the Practicum hours required for the MQP and MQT program. 

Learning to become a Medical Qigong practitioner requires practice. Every time you work with a client, the academic and theoretical knowledge gained in the Medical Qigong courses is put into practical application. Each Medical Qigong Program requires a certain number of Practicum hours.  These are documented hours working with clients.  Once students have completed “P2 Introduction to Medical Qigong Assessment and Protocols”, they are expected to begin practicing the General Protocol. As students gain experience and attend more advanced courses, their knowledge of Medical Qigong will increase, as will their abilities to assess and work with more challenging cases.

Practicum hours cannot not include hours spent working on fellow students within class, or hours spent during P5, T5, or M5 Internships. They can include hours spent working on fellow students after regular class hours.  An important part of learning to work with clients, however, is learning to adjust and learn from new situations, new people, and new issues.  For this reason, the student is strongly encouraged to work with a wide range of people while going through the Program. The student is expected to keep documentation on clients, including client histories, protocols used, and self-care exercises. Students are responsible for finding their own volunteers or clients with whom they will log their Practicum hours.

Practicum hours must be logged on the IMQC Practicum Log form and signed by the practice clients. Once the required number of hours has been logged, the completed Practicum Logs should be turned into the Administrative Assistant.  Program certificates will not be issued until Practicum hours are submitted.  Ideally, Practicum hours are turned in before the final seminar is completed, however students have up to 12 months after the end of the program to submit Practicum logs. Students who are not able to turn in their Practicum hours within 12 months must file for an extension.

If you are in a country that forbids the use of a visible sign in sheet for privacy reasons, you must still use a Practicum Log.  List your clients by initials instead of names.   Have them initial instead of sign.  

The IMQC Practicum Log form and other sample forms are available in the Student section of the website or at Sample Forms.