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Spa Practitioner – Diploma Program


This 1152 hour (48 units)  program is designed specifically to meet the growing standards of education for the Spa industry.  The Spa Practitioner program prepares students to enter the Spa industry as practitioners who will specifically focus on helping their clients achieve the goals and benefits of full relaxation and the feeling of nourishing and supporting his/her personal well-being. (A unit represents 24 hours of training.)
The Spa Practitioner program is much more than just an esthetics program. In addition to courses that teach proper techniques in manicure/pedicure, facials, waxing, cosmetology; the student is trained in key Spa modalities such as hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, relaxation massage, mud and seaweed wraps, salt glows and the human sciences. Our Student Clinic (and Co-op) experience gives you practical experience so you’re work-ready when you graduate.
The SPA Practitioner will be capable of working as a ‘self-proprietor’ or within a professional group or clinic environment, in a field of ever expanding consumer awareness and employment opportunity.

Pay as you go tuition plan” – tuition fees are paid at the time you take a subject.

Part-time Studies: Streamline your training – Some Units available through home study.
Evening/Weekend studies. Daytime option for several subjects can help accelerate the completion of your program.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

The following is a listing of the courses required to complete the Spa Practitioner program:

Spa Practitioner

Spa Theory, Treatments and Techniques
Oriental Acupressure 1, 2
Aromatherapy 1,2,3,4
Chair Massage
Colour Therapy
Hydrotherapy/Water Treatments 1,2,3
Hydrotherapy/Water Treatments Cases
Reflexology 1,2,3 (face/hands/feet/herbal foot care/baths)
Relaxation Massage 1-3
Spa Theory
Stone Therapy
Thai Massage
Tuina/Chinese Massage

Clinical Application
On-site: Clinical Practicum
Off-site & On-site Community Sports/events, field trips, co-op

Human Sciences
Anatomy/Physiology 1,2,3,4
Anatomy 5 (Skeletal)
Myology 1,2,3,4
Pathology 1,2
Nutrition 1,2

Personal Communication and Development Skills
Business Skills and SPA Retail
Communications and the Healthcare Practitioner
Ethics and the Healthcare Practitioner
First Aid
Integrated Studies
Professional Development
Law & Regulations

Total Program Units: 48

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