HOSP244 - Introduction to the Spa Industry
This course will examine the growing segment of spas and spa services. The evolution of the spa industry will be detailed from ancient civilizations to today with an emphasis on the interrelatedness of spas, medicine, healthcare, tourism and hospitality. Students will learn the unique aspects of a variety of spa categories including day, resort, medical, destination, hospital, and lifestyle management spa programs. Students will earn resume writing and interview skills. This course will provide the knowledge base necessary for students to successfully attain a position in Spa Management or for the Massage Therapy student to successfully apply for a position in the massage therapy field or establish a private practice. The student should be able to use these preparatory skills to facilitate the attainment of his/her career goals.