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Spa Director Schools
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Training for Spa Directors

Preston Wynne Spa Director's Management Intensive
Offered in Philadelphia, PA and Saratoga, CA. Topics covered include: Financial Management, Marketing Mastery, Successful Programs, Leadership, Quality Management and Retail Success.

Arizona School of Integrative Studies Spa Director Programs
In Clarkdale, AZ. 150 hour program takes place over one long weekend per month, for six months. Class hours: Fridays 1pm-7pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, and Sundays 9am-5pm. Topics will include Marketing, Spa Amenities and Philosophies, Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy Treatments, Spa Design, Spa Management, Human Resource Development, Communication and Leadership Skills, and Community Building.

Elmcrest College Spa Management Education Division
In Toronto, Canada. Spa Director/Manager and Spa Leadership comprehensive spa management training diploma programs starting in 2003.

Programs for owners-managers: In The Bag Management, Retail Rescue, Low Cost/No Cost Marketing Techniques, 5 Fatal Errors Most Small Businesses Make, 10 Fatal Sales Mistakes Most Spas Make, Golden Opportunities

Erica Miller Spa School
Offered at The Hills Health Ranch in BC, Canada. 1 Day Pre- Spa Director's Course (prerequisite for those not already in the field), 5 Day Spa Director's Course (intro, employment issues, operations manuals, spa purchasing, treatments, customer service, spa build out and timelines, more).

European Spa Academy
In Brenners Park, Germany - Offering Master of Spa Administration (MSA) and Certified Spa Practitioner (CSP). The courses will be distance-learning based with part-time study at Brenners Park over a two-year period. There will also be two seminars held throughout the year, aimed at executives, departmental heads and therapists: the seven-day SPA Program and the three-day SPA Experience.

ISPA Certified Spa Supervisor (CSS)
The Spa Supervisor Skill Builders program consists of nine books customized with specific case studies from the spa industry. An exam will test supervisors’ comprehension of the books’ contents as well as supervisory knowledge gained on the job. Individuals who pass the exam will be designated by ISPA as a Certified Spa Supervisor (CSS).

Turnberry Isle Resort /American Institute of Massage Therapy
In Aventura, FL - Continued Education Classes and Advanced Workshops in Massage Therapy, Skin Care and Spa Management. 51 week course in Spa Management includes classroom and hands on training in juice bar, spa desk, operations manual, assistant operations manager, spa director and retail operation.

Virtual Spa Training Programs
Continued education and training to maximize time, improve skills and target the latest trends for the success of spa operations. Modules include: Designing Your Space, Equipment and Supplies, Menu and Service Development, Hiring Smart, Standard Operation Procedures, Prepare to Open.

Cornell School of Hotel Administration
HA602 Spa and Spa Hotel and Resort Development and Management (3 credit hrs) - Development, management and marketing of spas, spas in hotels and resorts and spa restaurants. Feasibility for new spas, design of menus, mental and physical fitness programs, stress management, spa medical treatments, complementary medical treatments and other spa programs will be considered.

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