Spa Therapy

OBJECTIVE   

To prepare students for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Examination to become a licensed Massage Therapist and for the Florida State Board of Cosmetology mandated requirements to become a licensed Facial Specialist. CLOCK HOURS:  1,050

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                     

The Spa Therapy program will allow you to have multiple licenses which will make you a highly marketable employee. It will prepare you with the knowledge to work in clinics, day spas, health spas, and spa resorts or salons, among other settings. You will be able to provide your clients an array of services to improve their health as well as their appearance. Spa Therapists will receive the training to provide body and facial treatments by using a variety of products with ingredients that are beneficial to the skin and contribute to the overall relaxation of the patient’s body. In the past few years, the spa industry has enjoyed enormous success and there is a large and growing demand for qualified spa professionals. If you are looking for a lucrative income where you have the versatility to work in different areas of the spa/beauty industry while you help improve the overall well-being of your clients, then the Spa Therapy is the program for you!

PROGRAM OUTLINE    

SP100 BASIC MASSAGE THEORIES AND HISTORY OF MASSAGE
(125 Hours/150 Services)

SP101 FLORIDA LAWS AND RULES
(25 Hours)

SP102 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
(20 Hours)

SP103 MEDICAL ERRORS
(5 Hours)

SP104 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
(260 Hours)

SP105 PATHOLOGY OF THE BODY SYSTEM
(40 Hours)

SP106 CLINICAL PRACTICUM
(100 Hours/100 Services)

SP107 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF HYDROTHERAPY
(25 Hours/15 Services)

SP108 SPA THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
(25 Hours/5 Services)

SP109 ALLIED MODALITIES
(100 Hours/20 Services)

SP110 BUSINESS PRACTICES
(25 Hours/10 Services)

SP111 ETHICS IN BUSINESS SKILLS AND CAREER PLANNING
(12 Hours)

SP112 SANITATION AND STERILIZATION
(10 Hours/100 Services)

SP113 THEORY OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF THE SKIN
(85 Hours)

SP114 FACIAL TECHNIQUES AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
(86 Hours/45 Services)

SP115 HAIR REMOVAL
(25 Hours/20 Services)

SP116 BASICS OF ELECTRICITY AND MACHINES
(15 Hours/5 Services)

SP117 PRODUCT CHEMISTRY
(8 Hours)

SP118 MAKEUP, EYELASHES AND EYEBROWS
(50 Hours/30 Services)

SP119 FLORIDA LAWS
(5 Hours)

SP120 HIV/AIDS
(4 Hours)

All hours and services are those required by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Department of Health (DOH).

Note:  All programs are taught in a cycle. Students are able to start at any point of the cycle and still fulfill all program requirements.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires proprietary and vocational colleges to provide an eligible program of training to prepare students for Gainful Employment. Below you will find information for related occupations listed for Spa Therapy. The web link will provide information for tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment trends, other sources and additional information. Also included is the on-time graduation rate, tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, job placement rate, and median loan debt incurred.

CIP Code:  51.3501
CIP Description:  Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Spa Therapy includes occupations such as Massage Therapists, Skin Care Specialists, First-Line Supervisor/Managers of Personal Service Workers, Spa Managers, Physical Therapist Aides, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Aides, and Vocational Educational Teachers/Postsecondary.

SOC Code:  31-9011
SOC Description:  Massage Therapis
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00

SOC Code:  39-5094
SOC Description:  Skin Care Specialis
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5094.00

SOC Code:  39-1021
SOC Description:  First-Line Supervisor/Managers of Personal Service Workers http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-1021.00

SOC Code:  39-1021
SOC Description:  Spa Manager
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-1021.01

SOC Code:  31-2021
SOC Description:  Physical Therapist Assistant
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-2021.00

SOC Code:  31-2022
SOC Description:  Physical Therapist Aide
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-2022.00

SOC Code:  31-2011
SOC Description:  Occupational Therapist Assistant
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-2011.00

SOC Code:  31-2012
SOC Description:  Occupational Therapist Aide
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-2012.00

SOC Code:  25-1194
SOC Description:  Vocational Educational Teachers/Postsecondar
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1194.00

Cost of Attendance for the entire program:

Tuition

$ 11,565.00

Fees

$ 100.00

Books and Supplies

$ 914.33

Total

$ 12,579.33

 

Room and Board*

$ 9,243.00

Total with Room and Board

$ 21,822.33

 

*Room and Board is not a charge by the school, it is only an estimate of your living expenses during school.

Overall Placement Rate:  90%

On-time Graduation Rate:  66.67%

Note:  The placement rate was calculated using the accrediting agency formula.

Students borrowing for the Spa Therapy program have a median loan total indebtedness of $6,900.00 after graduation. The median loan amount borrowed is $3,500.00 for Subsidized Loans and an estimated monthly repayment amount of $40.28 for 10 years with a 6.8% interest rate (effective July 1, 2012). The median loan amount borrowed for Unsubsidized Loans is $3,400.00 and an estimated monthly repayment amount of $39.13 for 10 years with a 6.8% interest rate (effective July 1, 2008). To calculate your monthly repayment amount for your total student loan borrowed you can access www.finaid.org/calculators.

Median Loan Debt for Private Educational Loans after graduation:  N/A

Median Loan Debt for Institutional Loan debt after graduation:  N/A

 

For more detailed information about our programs, please visit our on-line school catalog.