The 1070-hour Shiatsupractor Diploma Program

Get your Diploma in 1 year!

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.

*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Shiatsu Foundation Class

Anatomy Class

Clinical Placement

Program Schedule

Full Time Student (16 weeks)

16 weeks


32 weeks

Clinical Placement

  • May Term 16 weeks (May 8, 2023 – August 25, 2023)
  • September Term 16 weeks (September 4, 2023 – December 22, 2023)
  • January Term 16 weeks (January 8, 2024 – April 26, 2024)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9:45 – 12:45 *Shiatsu Anatomy TCM *Shiatsu    Anatomy
13:45 – 16:45 *Shiatsu Physiology TCM *Shiatsu   Physiology
18:45 – 21:45

*Shiatsu – 8 weeks: Shiatsu Foundation class, 8 weeks: Advanced Shiatsu class.

*All items are subject to may change

School Clinic Schedule

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

North Vancouver Campus
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
9:45 – 11:15
11:30 – 13:00
13:15 – 14:45
15:00 – 16:30
16:45 – 18:15 × ×

Part Time Student (32 weeks)

32 weeks


64 weeks

Clinical Placement

    • September Term 32 weeks include 2-week Winter break (September 4, 2023 – April 26, 2024)
      Winter break (December 25, 2023 – January 5, 2024)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9:45 – 12:45
13:45 – 16:45
18:45 – 21:45 *Shiatsu Physiology TCM *Shiatsu Anatomy

*Shiatsu – 16 weeks: Shiatsu Foundation class, 16 weeks: Advanced Shiatsu class.

School Clinic Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
9:45 – 11:15
11:30 – 13:00
13:15 – 14:45
15:00 – 16:30
16:45 – 18:15 × ×


350 hours

Shiatsu Clinical Placement

288 hours

Health Science

288 hours

Manual Skill : Shiatsu

144 hours

Introduction of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Program Fee

Instalment Plan (For Canadian citizens and permanent residents)

Application Fee*

$100.00 = Due with Application Form

Program Fee

– 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


Additional Fee**

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

  • Uniform, equipment, clinical report file, handout and student record 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 and Liability insurance fee are not included in the additional fee.

-Shiatsu textbooks: $75.00+GST (should be purchased at school)
-Anatomy & Physiology textbook: approximately $150 (should be purchased by student individually)
-Liability insurance: approximately $200/year *Insurance fee is subject to change

  • 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.


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.

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) Fill out and submit Application Form to the Admission Office (
b) Submit a $100.00 non-refundable application fee made payable to Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Inc. (Available Payment Type: Cash, VISA/Master/Debit, Cheque)
*If your application is not approved, the application fee will be returned to you.
c) Submit the following items:

  • 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)
  • A letter, two pages or less in length, stating why you want to study Shiatsu
  • 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.) *Local student only
  • A criminal record check *Local student only

d) Interview (Language Proficiency Assessment) with the Administrator. *If needed
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 and additional fee.