Spa and Wellness Management

Whether you aspire to manage or own a spa or you’re already a seasoned professional looking to build on your existing knowledge or that of your staff, this comprehensive program will help you grow your skills and expand your career advancement opportunities through practical, real-world spa and wellness education.

Throughout your experience learning from leading industry experts, you'll acquire the precise knowledge required for successful day-to-day operation of a spa as well as business, finance, marketing, HR and retail strategies you can employ for sustained growth and profitability in this ever-evolving industry.

Who Should Enroll

  • Current spa owners, directors and practitioners
  • Spa employees needing management training
  • Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are looking for a career change
  • Manufacturers and developers of products for the spa and wellness industries
  • Wellness, health, medical, and fitness professionals seeking to expand their understanding of the industry
  • Representatives from business, hospitality and tourism industries considering spa related project developments
  • Individuals who wish to enter the field of spa and wellness management

Program Benefits

  • Acquire a solid level of understanding and conceptual skills in management, operations, finance, human resources, marketing, and treatments, from managing day-to-day operations to positioning for future growth and profitability
  • Learn strategic thinking for developing your business model and marketing plan based upon industry analysis and market research of your target market
  • Develop an integrated service culture that supports profitability, employee retention, and high customer loyalty

Eligibility and Requirements

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate

A candidate in the program is awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of four (4) required courses totaling 12 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

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“The instructors are all well-known industry professional and innovators – the right people to teach me. The well-rounded variety of courses prepared me for job searching, interviewing and selling myself. During my final interview with Hilton…I was able to reference the UCI program and [the] response was, ‘That’s what I wanted to hear,’ and that's how I was hired!”
— Michael Samawi, Program Graduate

Meet Our Graduate

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Approximate Cost $2,640*
Format Online
Duration 12 months
Total Credits 12

*Does not include textbooks or candidacy fee

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Course Schedule

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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