Jin Shin Jyutsu Professional Practitioner Course

The Course

The Jin Shin Jyutsu Professional Practitioner Course at Atlantic Health is a newly designed course in Jin Shin Jyutsu. It will introduce the core concepts, emphasize light touch hands-on practice, and focus on the awareness and consciousness of the practitioner. Additionally it will include a specialized training in ethics, anatomy and physiology, and professional practices, incorporating both current professional standards and integrative philosophy. The course will honor the learner’s previous experience and education while presenting a new standardized curriculum in the art and philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Please keep me informed about the JSJ Professional practitioner course.

The course consists of three levels each designed to build upon the previous level, and must be taken consecutively as one course with the assessment of passing/failing at the end of level three. Both knowledge and skills will be assessed. A passing grade must be attained to receive continuing education credits, and to receive the certificate of completion. While the course prepares candidates thoroughly for certification, certification is a separate process. Please see the section on Certification.

The course is based upon Mary Burmeister’s Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks 1 and 2, and Self-Help Textbooks 1, 2 and 3. The course will be taught by certified Jin Shin Jyutsu faculty of the Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute. Please note that participants need to have basic computer skills. Each participant will be given access to online components of the course, and assignments are submitted using Moodle, an online learning management platform. Participants are introduced to Moodle as part of the course.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Approved to award 151 CNE hours.

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this course and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Atlantic Health System is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. You will be awarded up to 151 continuing education hours after all three levels have been completed. Please check with your state's licensing board to ascertain whether CE hours for this course are accepted.

Please check with your state's licensing board to ascertain whether CE hours for this course are accepted.

Level I: Foundations - Core Concepts and Philosophy

Introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu

Total Hours for Level I:  54 hours

Level II: Developing Proficiency 

Furthering awareness and developing skills

Total Hours for Level II:  50 hours

Level III: Excellence in Practice

Refining skills, professional considerations

Total Hours for Level III:  47 hours

Total Course Hours: 151

Teaching Principles and Strategies

The course is designed to instill learner autonomy as well as reflective learning and self-assessment through such activities and assignments as session logs, self-help logs, portfolio creation, collaborative group projects, and networking among participants in addition to class activities that engage learners actively with their body, mind, and spirit. Each participant will have access to the Class Guide and the Workbook that were designed to help with the study of Jin Shin Jyutsu and let participants look ahead to see what will be expected throughout the course facilitating learning and time management.

Attendance and Participation

The maximum attendance for this course is 25 people.  This is a participatory course and full attendance is expected. Everyone’s participation is an essential part of the well being of the entire class. Attendance is required for the first weekend of the course. For a brief absence throughout the rest of the course participants may confer with the instructor or other participants. Participants are responsible for any information and/or practice missed during an absence. A longer absence may require participants to schedule tutoring sessions with an instructor at their own expense, or take an Incomplete and audit the missed portion during the following year.

Participants are encouraged to let the instructor know if and when a class must be missed.

Assignments and Portfolio

Assessments and Grading

Participants are assessed for both knowledge and skills as they progress through the course. A significant portion of this assessment comes from the individual participant’s self-assessment. Instructions for self and instructor-initiated assessment tools will be given during the first weekend of classes, and will also be posted on Moodle. The grading will be pass/fail, and each participant must attain a grade of passing for successful completion of the course.

Participants are responsible for their progress at any given time and are encouraged to consult an instructor about any questions or problems that may arise as soon as possible in person or via email or telephone.

Recommended Reading (before the course)