Spa Arts & Sciences

Spa Arts & Sciences Program

On this page: Overview, Objectives, Courses, Completion, Definitions, Gainful Employment Info


Program Overview

The 310 Clock Hour/28 Quarter Hour Spa Arts & Sciences Certificate Program prepares massage therapists to work successfully in the spa environment. This program brings together and integrates the dynamic dimensions of the various elements of the spa experience. In addition to common Spa modalities such as hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, body wraps, exfoliation/scrubs and stone therapy, course work also includes lymph drainage, spa management, pathophysiology of skin and other sciences associated with spa treatments.


Program Objectives

  • Prepare the student for entry level employment as a massage therapist in the Spa Massage industry.
  • To demonstrate a practical knowledge of indications and contraindications for specific spa modalities.
  • To demonstrate proficiency in common spa modalities, such as body wraps, scrubs and hydrotherapy techniques.
  • To employ effective methods of communication and languaging in order to increase efficiency, productivity, consistency and quality in the delivery of spa services.



Prerequisite Must be a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) or enrolled in a Massage Therapy program.
(Class ID)
Hydrotherapy * (SPA 210)
Lymphatic Drainage Level 1 * (LYD 210)
Spa Clinical * (SPA 220)
Spa Management * (BUS 220)
Spa Reflexology * (SPA 224)
Spa Sciences * (SPA 210)
Spa Treatments Level 1 * (SPA 214)
Spa Treatments Level 2 * (SPA 222)See individual course descriptions for prerequisities.

* Indicates course is required for AOS Degree for this area of specialty.



  • 6 months (maximum)



  • Full Time Student is one who is taking a minimum of 12 quarter credits.
  • Academic Year is a minimum of 30 weeks or 36 quarter credits.


Gainful Employment Information (Data Reported in 2016)

Name and Standard Occupational Classification for this program Massage Therapists; 31-9011.00
U.S. Dept. of Labor’s O*Net for this program Click Here
On-time graduation rate for this program 100%
Job placement rate 89%
Median loan debt incurred Title IV: $0; Private: $0
Tuition and fee charges See Advanced Training Tuition
Graduation & Placement Rates See Chart