Spa Specialty Program
Due to an overwhelming demand by the industry to hire multi-licensed professionals, International Academy began the Spa Specialty Program. This unique program gives enhancement to the massage therapist in offering additional services within a spa not included within his/her Massage TherapyLicensure. These services can add valuable income for the licensed professional and allows the employer the opportunity to have one trained Spa Specialist instead of having the need to hire a massage therapist and
After completing the Massage Therapy Program, the student would enter phase two of the Spa Specialty Program which focuses on 310 hours of intense skin and spa training. Students will examine breakthrough research on the skin and all its elements including but not limited to structure and its functions, as well as the proper procedures behind the use of certain skin care treatments. The curriculum will also prepare students in the latest treatments of spa therapies, hydrotherapy, makeup-up application in addition to hair removal. Students will explore subjects such as understanding the skin, sterilization and sanitation, mask and spa therapy. Services that students will perform include facials, seaweed therapy, body wraps, exfoliating peels, relaxation treatments, stress recovery, waxing and massage of the neck and face. This course also includes training in paramedical facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, and state of the art skin analysis.
Upon completion of both phases of the program, the student is prepared to pass the National Certification Examination or MBLEX Test, for Massage Therapy and then apply for their State License, as well as, apply for and receive their licensure for Skin Care Hair Removal Specialist. (There is no State exam required for Skin Care and Hair Removal licensing)
Weekly Class Schedule for 910 Hr Spa Specialty Program
Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday
Part-time Days: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
Part-time Nights: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday; plus 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday.
2013 Class Start Dates
January 2, 2013 February 5, 2013 March 12, 2013 April 23, 2013 May 28, 2013
July 2, 2013 August 6, 2013 September 10, 2013 October 15, 2013 November 19, 2013
*Check with the admissions office to ensure class availabilty for each start date.
Student Need to Know Information
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Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, 34CFR-668.6, by the US Dept of Education require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).
CIP Code: 51.3501
Credential Level: 01
SOC Code: 39-5094.00
and 31.9011.00 Massage Therapist and Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Worker
On-Time Completion Rate for students who completed the Spa Specialist program during the most recently completed award year (7/1/2011-6/30/2012):
- On-Time (100%) Completion rate: 54%
- Completers who finsihed satisfactorly within 150% of their program start: 46%
-On Time Completion rate means perfect attendance every day. Not missing any of your contracted schedule (whether it's full or part time) for any reason ie. illness, work, family issues, vacation, leave of absence and never being late for school or leaving early for any reason.
-150% of Normal Time is the acceptable maximum timeframe within the US Dept of Education regulations for a student to satisfactorily complete a program.
Median Loan Debt Incurred by for students who completed the Spa Specialist program during the most recently completed award year (7/1/2011-6/30/2012):
Title IV Loan Debt: $9,500.00* If a student elects not to incur the extra debt, $7,953.00
Private Education Loan Debt: $0
Institutional Finance Plans Owed: $0
*Median Loan Debt of $9,500, out of which $1547 was given back to the student for living expenses.
Tuition & Fees: $12,385.00
Room & Board: not applicable
Books & Supplies: $1,115.00
Licensing Costs: $450.00 to $480.00