The Clinical Shiatsu Therapy with Spa Massage Diploma Program - Get your Diploma in 1 year!
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The Clinical Shiatsu Therapy with Spa Massage Diploma program is designed for 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. 1070 hours of program includes classes such as Health Science and Manual Skills and also clinical placement hours as clinical experience. Students learn not only the basic and advanced Shiatsu skill but Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology and Thai Massage. 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 or spas. Upon successful completion of this program, the student can apply the Canadian Shiatsu Society of BC for Shiatsu Therapist status.
Full Time Students
- May Term (May 8, 2017 – August 25, 2017)
- September Term (September 5, 2017 – December 22, 2017)
- January Term (January 8, 2018 – April 27, 2018)
* Spa: 1st to 5th week - Thai Massage, 6th to 10th week - Reflexology, 11th week - Aromatherapy, 12th to 16th - Swedish Massage
* Shiatsu: 1st to 8th week - Shiatsu Foundation class, 9th to 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 (8 months for classes, 16 months for clinical placement) have Winter break for 2 weeks
- September Term 32 weeks / include 2 weeks Winter break* (September 5, 2017 – April 27, 2018)
* Spa: 1st to 10th week - Thai Massage, 11th to 20th week - Reflexology, 21st and 22nd week - Aromatherapy, 23rd to 32nd - Swedish Massage
* Shiatsu: 1st to 16th week - Shiatsu Foundation class, 17th to 32nd week - Advanced Shiatsu class
* Winter break : December 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
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.
Manual Skill : Spa Massage (144 hours)
This area provides the basic technique of Spa Massage such as Massage, Thai Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Teaching methods are lecture and practical format.
Thai Massage (45 hours) - Learn theory and benefit of Thai style massage. Basic techniques of Thai Massage.
Reflexology (45 hours) - Learn theory and benefit of Reflexology. Basic techniques of Reflexology.
Aromatherapy (9 hours) - Learn theory and benefit of Aromatherapy. Basic techniques of Aromatherapy.
Swedish Massage (45 hours) - Learn theory and benefit of Swedish Massage. Basic techniques of Swedish Massage.
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.
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.
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
- Your resume
- Proof of high school, college or university graduation - copy of Diploma and / or Certificate
- A letter of recommendation (e.g. from employer or non-family member) *For proof of credential assessment
- A certificate of health from a medical doctor stating that you are in good health and free from communicable disease. (Please provide a history of contagious diseases.)
- A letter, two pages or less in length, stating why you want to study Shiatsu *For proof of English skills
- A criminal record check (local student only) *For proof of credential assessment
- A $100.00 non-refundable application fee made payable to Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Inc. which will be applied to your tuition fees once approved. (If not approved your application fee will be returned to you)
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.
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.
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..
+ 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.)
- Uniform, equipment, clinical report file, handout, student record and PTIB register fee are included in additional fee. The equipment includes buckwheat pillow for the practical classes, if you are allergic to buckwheat, please let us know before you make payment.
- Textbooks are not included in the additional fee.
- Textbooks are separately purchased by the student.
- A list of the required textbooks is available upon enrolment.
- As we are approved by the Ministry of Human Resources Development Canada as a certified educational institution, our students may qualify for a tuition tax credit.
- * Non-Refundable Application Fee.
- ** Additional Fee is not included in Total Program Fee.
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.
Students are required to do homework (Directed by Independent Study of 1.5 hours per class)
The Program has a minimum and a maximum student enrolment in order to ensure ample individual instruction when required.
As of December 31, 2016