Introduction to Spa Management

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Spa Management

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality and Tourism Management, Restaurant and Resort Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is intended as a starting point for those who wish to explore the spa industry for the first time with the purpose of gaining a basic understanding of the considerations involved in spa management from a beginner level.  In the first part of the course, students will be provided with a basic understanding of the philosophy of spa and wellness concept.  Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of contemporary spa industry and will become aware of the global spa industry elements.  Then they will build upon learning accomplished and a strong emphases will be placed on diversity in the spa business.  As the course will propose a variety of existed and existing spa, healing and beauty therapy models, students will discover past and current therapy cultures and become aware of their heritage and the links with the main elements of modern spa industry.  In order to ensure students an understanding of the considerations involved in spa management, during the course they will gain first-hand experience by analytic observation of day-to-day operations of the on-campus spa, a full-service spa wellness high-end facility.  This class includes experiential learning with CEMI.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.