SOHA Institute was previously known as TCM Professional Centre. The name change took effect in Jan 2010 arising from a business alignment and its emergence as a full fledged institute.
(Wikipedia: In the Tibetan language, "svaha" is translated as "so be it" and is often pronounced and orthographically represented as "soha").
The Institute houses two departments – Department of Humanities and Department of Alternative Medicine. The latter takes over the coverage of the programmes previously conducted by TCM Professional Centre in delivering professional certification and enrichment courses in various therapeutic and healing methods. These courses are accredited by overseas institutions renowned for their specialized courses in Traditional & Complementary Medicine and Therapies. They include sports massage, reflexology, herbalogy, TCM nutrition, post natal care, herbal beauty, care-giver, elderly and massotherapy. This department is also active in imparting employable skills to the visually impaired.
The department offers professional certification courses validated by Chengdu University of TCM. SOHA Institute is also an approved training organization of the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) and ITEC(UK) in complementary and beauty therapies. Such programmes are offered at Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma levels. The Department is presently headed by Mr Chong Tian Tet.
In early 2010, the Department of Humanities was set up to provide courses in Management, Business, Accounting, Finance, Executive English and Chinese languages, IT Training. It is presently being overseen by Khoo Eng Lim