Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy
Designated learning institutions by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Designated with Private Training Institutions Branch
Designated by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance

The 1070-hour Shiatsupractor Diploma Program - Get your Diploma in 1 year!

Shiatsu Foundation Class Anatomy Class

Program Description

The 1070-hour Shiatsupractor Diploma Program is designed for 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. 1070 hours of program includes classes such as Health Science, introduction of TCM, Shiatsu Manual Skills and also clinical placement hours as clinical experience. Students learn not only the basic but advanced Shiatsu skill. They perform Shiatsu for 200 clients at the student clinic and attend community events as field work. Through these experiences, they have a great chance to work as professional Shiatsu therapist at the clinics. Upon successful completion of this program, the student can apply the Canadian Shiatsu Society of BC for Shiatsu Therapist status.

Program Schedule

Full Time Student

Class Schedule

* Shiatsu:
   1 -  8th week ---> Shiatsu Foundation class
   9 - 16th week---> Advanced Shiatsu class

School Clinic Schedule (Throughout the year except for statutory holidays)
>>> School Clinic will be started after the completion of Shiatsu Foundation.

North Vancouver Campus

Part Time Students / include 2 weeks Winter break**

Class Schedule

* Shiatsu:
   1 - 16th week --->Shiatsu Foundation class,
 17 - 32nd week --->Advanced Shiatsu Class,
** Winter break : December 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019

School Clinic Schedule (Same as Full Time Students)


Health Science (288 hours)
A mastery of the fundamentals of the structure and function of the body underlies the development of effective treatment for Shiatsu therapy. Teaching method is lecture format.

Anatomy (144 hours) - The emphasis is on regional and functional anatomy. The course involves terminology, function and action of all organ systems.

Physiology (144 hours) - This course provides detailed knowledge of the functional organization and operational mechanisms employed by cells, tissues, organs and systems.

Manual Skill : Shiatsu (288 hours)
This area provides the basic technique of Shiatsu treatment and advanced techniques for pathological conditions including Tsubo Shiatsu. Teaching methods are lecture and practical format.

Shiatsu Foundation (144 hours)
Basic Theory - Basic Shiatsu concepts are studied including such subjects as Characteristics of Shiatsu, Shiatsu and Physiological Functions, Operations of the hands and fingers, kinds of pressure application, and contraindications to Shiatsu.
Self Shiatsu - Learning self-administered Shiatsu teaches the student basic use of the hands, correct selection of pressure application methods and all the basic pressure points. Practicing self-Shiatsu can be part of a preventative and health-conditioning program.
Chair Shiatsu - In this segment, the student learns 10-minute chair Shiatsu treatment as well as 20-minute chair Shiatsu treatment, and practices on each other in the class. This is the first time for students to practice Shiatsu on someone other than themselves.
Whole body Treatment - The basic full-body treatment, which takes 75 to 90 minutes to complete, and includes up to 660 points, is learned and practiced. The full-body treatment is taught in stages, gradually increasing the duration of time until the complete treatment is mastered.

Advanced Shiatsu (144 hours)
Tsubo Shiatsu Theory - The underlying theory of the Tsubo, or pathological reflex point is discussed including the pain relieving aspects of Shiatsu.
Shiatsu for Pathological Conditions - Treatments for conditions of the circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, musculoskeletal, urinary and reproductive systems are studied and practiced.

Introduction of Traditional Chinese Medicine (144 hours)
This area provides the introduction of basic therapy and foundation of TCM.
-understand Yin-Yang and fivve elements theories
-understand the TCM way of see the human body in relation to Qi, blood, body fluid, zang-fu and extraordinary organs
-understand the TCM way to see diseases in terms of etiology (cause) and pathogenesis (mechanism)
-understand and apply diagnosis and treatment theories to Shiatsu and other medical practice.

Shiatsu Clinical Placement (350 hours)
This area provides clinical experience with the public. This segment focuses completely on clinical placement studies. (Prerequisites: the completion of the Shiatsu Foundation course, passing grade in clinic entrance written examination and assessment of the full-body treatment). This clinical placement is mandatory and essential for the student to complete our programs. They develop skills in taking medical history, treatment planning and Shiatsu techniques.

School Clinic (336 hours)
Clinical Experience (300 hours / 200 cases) - Students practice at the CCST treating 200 patients under supervision.
Assessment and study time (36 hours) - Students have to pass the Shiatsu assessment step by step, and also study while they don't have clients.

Field Work (14 hours) - Students practice at the CCST and at public events to treat patients under supervision.

Admissions Policy

Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy is committed to enrolling students who meet all of our program admission criteria and who are likely to succeed in meeting their education and career goals.

Minimum Requirements
If the applicant fails to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither the School nor the Applicant may waive these requirements. The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be accepted into the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy. The applicant must submit the application documents which are indicated on e) under step-by-step registration procedures.

Step-by-Step Registration Procedures
a) Interview with the Administrator.
b) Fill out and submit Application Form including the following additional items required for Admission.
c) Submit a $100.00 Application Fee to be applied to the tuition fees upon acceptance or returned to you if your application is not approved.
d) Include the following items with the Application

Application Form

e) Read and understand the School Policy and mission statement.
f ) The Student and the School’s Representative (Signing Officer) sign the Enrolment Contract.
g) International students wishing to apply to study at the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy must apply for a student visa from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The Diploma program at the college qualifies for foreign student authorization as an accredited institution under the Private Training Institution Branch.
h) Payment of tuition.

Student Enrolment Policy

a) The Student must sign two Enrolment Contracts - one for the Student and one for the School.
b) The Student must read and understand the School Policy before signing the Enrolment Contract.
c) The Student must submit all required items before signing the Enrolment Contract.
d) International Students must submit a Student Permit from Canadian Immigration.
e) If the student has no high school diploma, they must submit two letters of recommendation from their employer or other non-family member.

Language Proficiency Assessment Policy

a) Students must speak, write and comprehend English at a high intermediate level, sufficient to enough complete the courses undertaken.
b) The registrar will see the history of the student's English wrinting skill from the application documents such as the resume and a letter stating "Why do you want to study Shiatsu?", and as well as speaking and listening skills from the interview by the administrator which is set up by the school.
c) The check sheet of student's English skill will be stored in his/her student file.

Withdrawal Policy

a) The student must provide written notice to the school when withdrawing.
b) The school shall provide written notice to the student in case of dismissal. The school shall not be responsible for refunding more than has been collected to the date of withdrawal or dismissal if the total fees have not yet been collected.
c) Diploma program must complete the program within two years. If the term of the contract expires before the student has completed the program and/or course requirements, the student is considered to have voluntarily withdrawn without notice and no refunds will be made.

Extension Policy

a) Students enrolled in the diploma program have a maximum of two (2) years to successfully complete all subjects.
b) If the student cannot complete the program within two (2) years, but would like to extend their contract (i.e., three (3) years, four (4) years...), a nwe contract must be signed every year, and a $100.00 administration fee will be applied to it every year..

Program Fee

+ Instalment Plan (For Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
Application Fee*             $100.00 = Due with Application Form
- Full Time Student
Tuition 1st Payment       $1,745.00 = 2 weeks prior to starting date
Instalments × 3              $1,745.00
- Part Time Student
Tuition 1st Payment       $820.00 = 2 weeks prior to starting date
Instalments × 7              $880.00
*Total Tution Fee         $6,980.00

+ Pre-paid Plan (For international students)
Application Fee*             $100.00 = Due with Application Form
Tuition Fee                  $7,980.00

Additional Fee**           $346.50 = 2 weeks prior to starting date for Canadian citizens and permanent residents (Tax inc.)

All costs are in Canadian Funds
All fees listed are subject to change without notice. If the fees should increase then the students are required to pay the increased fees.

Refund Policy

Grading, Academic Standing and School Operation Policies


Students are required to do homework (Directed by Independent Study of 1.5 hours per class)

Class Size

The Program has a minimum and a maximum student enrolment in order to ensure ample individual instruction when required.

As of December 31, 2016