Shiatsu Therapist - 708 hours

The Shiatsu Therapist Program satisfies California state and National (NTBCMB) certification curriculum and class hour requirements.The 708 hour Shiatsu Therapist Program adds 150 hours of Shiatsu training to the Massage Therapist curriculum. It is a great way to offer classic Western bodywork and Eastern bodywork modalities to clients, increasing your healing tools and enhancing marketing your practice. You can also supplement whatever basic training you may have already received and in many cases your previous training from an approved school can be transferred into this program (credit transfer fee required).

Students are encouraged to verify certification or licensing requirements from other states or organizations before committing to a training program offered by the School. Classes can be taken in any order, as long as prerequisites are satisfied.

program requirements

HOURS CLASS
100 Massage Intensive
50 Anatomy Bones and Muscles
50 Anatomy Body Systems
50 Pathology
25 Kinesiology
16.5 Essential Business Skills
16.5 Ethics
50 Shiatsu 1
50 Shiatsu 2
50 Shiatsu 3
150 * Specialized Bodywork Training
100 ** Program Electives
708 Total Shiatsu Therapist  Program Hours

* Specialized Bodywork Training - Choose any three of the following 50 hour classes:
- Advanced Therapeutic Massage
- Craniosacral Balancing 1
- Craniosacral Balancing 2
- Deep Tissue 1
- Deep Tissue 2

** Program Electives
100 class hours from the Program Elective list. This list includes land and water classes. Three 16.5 hour classes are counted as 50 class hours.


Estimated Tuition for Masseur/Masseuse (Shiatsu Therapist) 708 hr.

Tuition: $11,510 —12,456
Registration fee: $100
STRF: $6.00
Equipment: $42
Books: $300
Total: $11,958 – 12,904


Book prices may vary depending on what electives are taken. Prices vary depending on auditing or which classes are chosen for electives.
The state of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Only students who are California residents are required to pay the STRF fee.

Registration Fee and STRF Fee ($.50 for each $1000 tuition) are non-refundable. No STRF charges until further notice.

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