Shiatsu Certificate & Diploma

The full practitioner Level training is divided into two parts:

SHIATSU CERTIFICATE – FOUNDATION LEVEL 

The certificate course will enable participants to use basic Shiatsu techniques on friends and family, for relaxation, wellness and fun. Participants will practice in depth self-shiatsu techniques for own wellbeing and understand the principles of Shiatsu and oriental health as applied in their own life. Bodywork practitioners and therapist can integrate Shiatsu therapy principles into their established modalities.

This certificate (500 hours) makes up the first year of the Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy / Practitioner Level Course and must be completed prior to enrolment in the diploma level.

The certificate course encompasses 500 hours of teaching, online reading and self-directed learning. Students should expect to spend between 8 and 10 hours weekly on course-related activities in addition to the 10 weekend courses.

 

Pre-requisites:

To attain the graduation certificate, participants must:

  • attend all 10 weekend courses / modules
  • gain 30+ hours practical experience with shiatsu sessions
  • complete 100+ hours of Basic Anatomy and Physiology (external – distance learning or through a local provider)
  • complete a NZ registered level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • complete 150-200 hours self-directed learning, reading and assignments, including self-reflective practice

DIPLOMA IN SHIATSU THERAPY – PRACTITIONER LEVEL

This two year practitioner level diploma builds on the foundation level certificate of Shiatsu. Participants will learn in depth the philosophies behind Shiatsu treatments, TCM theory and oriental practices. The course covers detailed methodology and techniques for treating a wide range of ailments and diagnoses with Shiatsu, as well as oriental diagnoses and developing treatment plans. Participants are guided in their journey to become professional practitioners as they complete case studies and student clinics, study ethics and business skills, find their own style within shiatsu and work towards making bodywork their livelihood.

The diploma course is made up of 1100 hours of teaching, online reading and self-directed learning. Student should expect to spend between 10 and 12 hours weekly on course-related activities in addition to the 10 full weekend courses per year.

Pre-requisites:

 

To attain the diploma, participants must:

  • attend all 14 compulsory weekend courses (over 2 years)
  • complete a minimum of 6 elective courses (over 2 years)
  • attend regular tutorials and independent study groups
  • gain 200+ hours of practical experience with shiatsu sessions and supervised student clinic
  • complete 200-400 hours self-directed learning, reading and assignments
  • 100+ hours self-reflective daily practice
  • hold a current NZ level 2 First Aid Certificate

Upcoming Certificate and Diploma Course Dates

Modules dates

  • Module 1: Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th February 2022
  • Module 2: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th March 2022
  • Module 3: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April 2022
  • Module 4: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May 2022
  • Module 5: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June 2022
  • Module 6: Friday 15th – Sunday 17th July 2022 (tbc)
  • Module 7: Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August 2022
  • Module 8: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September 2022
  • Module 9: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October 2022
  • Module 10: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November 2022

Times:

  • Module 1: Thursday-Sunday, 9am til 6pm
  • Modules 2-10: Fridays 4pm til 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am til 6pm

Tutorials are on Monday nights after each Module (1-9) at 6pm til 9pm (distance options available if needed)

There are not yet dates available for this course.

Curriculum

1. Introductory Weekend Course

2. Foundation Level (1st year) (CERTIFICATE)

  • 10 weekend workshops
  • tutorials – monthly, 1 evening after each weekend course – optional but recommended, distance options may be available
  • independent study group / swaps > 2x monthly recommended – optional
  • 30x Practice sessions on friends and family with written reflections
  • written essays
  • own daily reflective practice in: meditation, breathing, oriental discipline
    (50-100hrs expected thoughout the year)*
  • Anatomy and physiology (min 100 hrs)*
  • 1st aid course – level 2*

(The certificate course encompasses a minimum of 500 hours of teaching, online reading and self-directed learning. Students should expect to spend between 8 and 10 hours weekly on course-related activities in addition to the 10 weekend courses.)

3. Practitioner Level (2nd & 3rd years) (DIPLOMA in Shiatsu Therapy)

  • 14 (compulsory subject) weekend workshops
  • 6 (elective subject) weekend workshops
  • tutorials – monthly 1 weekday evening after the compulsory subject workshops
  • independent study group / swaps with other students > fortnightly
  • own practice: 200 treatments with written reflection
  • Monthly rotational student clinic (3rd year only)
  • Essays and case studies
  • independent study / reading
  • daily reflective practice in: meditation, breathing, oriental discipline*
  • experience 5 shiatsu treatments from professional shiatsu practitioner (SPAANZ member)*
  • Individual tutoring / mentoring session (2-3hrs)*

(The diploma course is made up of a minimum of 1100 hours of teaching, online reading and self-directed learning. Student should expect to spend between 10 and 12 hours weekly on course-related activities in addition to the 10 full weekend courses per year.)

Assessment: Internally assessed through competency in practical performance
(student clinics and weekends), essays and case studies.

*External Provider / Courses or sessions to be booked separately and not included in academy course fees

1. Intro Course

Introductory courses usually cost $350 for the weekend. There may be some variation based on venue. For full details of upcoming courses, please visit the course page.

2. Year 1 – CERTIFICATE

payment options:

  1. $4690 full payment up front
  2. $890 deposit, then
    $400 monthly (x10 months)
    TOTAL $4890
  3. $690 deposit, then
    $110 weekly (x40 weeks)
    TOTAL: $5090

Anatomy/physiology course (approx $400) and First Aid Course (approx $250) are external and not included in the course fees

3. Years 2 & 3 – DIPLOMA

payment options:

  1. $4990 (two-time payment, initial payment at enrolment, with the second payment due in full 8 weeks prior to commencement of year 3 courses)
    TOTAL: $9980
  2. $1380 deposit, then
    $400 monthly (x22 months)
    TOTAL $10,180
  3. $1030 deposit, then
    $110 weekly (x85 weeks)
    TOTAL: $10,380

Level 2 First Aid Course (approx $250) is external and not included in the course fees
also not included in the fees are the shiatsu treatments and individual mentoring sessions
extra elective courses (after the 6x compulsory electives) available at discounted rates for current students (subject to availability)

DIploma course fees include student membership to Shiatsu Practitioners Association of Aotearoa NZ (SPAANZ)

…Deposit payable on enrolment, installments due monthly or weekly as per payment plan.

All fees are in NZD (New Zealand Dollars).

Pay it forward:
options available to pay part or all of a course for another student

Scholarships and financial assistance:
alternative payment schedule by individual arrangement
recipient of pay it forward scheme (depending on availability)

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