Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction

This course may carry credits towards the Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management (SAQA ID 88062, NQF Level 5) if certain conditions are met 


– Duration –

10 weeks (5–10 hours per week).


– Course fees –

R6,700 (inclusive of all textbooks and examination fees, excludes textbook delivery costs).


– Certification –

Graduates receive an AHLEI Certificate for each module completed as well as an IHS Short Course Certificate.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the world of spa, taking a comprehensive look at subjects ranging from the history and cultural development of spas to spa terminology and financial realities. The course takes students through a typical day from a spa director’s perspective, examines the qualities of outstanding service, and discusses industry trends and future directions.


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What does the programme cover?

  • Types of spas and spa-goer, spa philosophy and the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
  • Spa practices and traditions in various world cultures throughout history.
  • Evolution of the spa industry and the influence of spa on contemporary society.
  • Social, market, technology, treatment, industry, and environmental trends in the spa industry.
  • Achieving superior service by creating memorable experiences.
  • Various treatments in the areas of massage, fitness, hydrotherapy, body treatments, and skin care.
  • Revenue and cost centers
  • Career opportunities in the spa industry.
  • The job role of resort, destination, and day spa directors.
  • Leadership strategies and skills.
  • Ethical issues that affect spas.



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