As a part of our Swiss Professional Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, this spa & wellness management major prepares you to lead teams and oversee daily operations in a medical or day spa business.

Students will learn operational spa management techniques with a unique approach that integrates soft skills and highlights the sensory and emotional factors of the spa and wellness industry. It combines the affective (concerning feelings and emotion) and scientific approach to meet and exceed customer expectations.

You will learn self-reflection, gain independence, develop self-confidence and sharpen empathy and professionalism, preparing you for your role as both host and engineer of the spa & wellness landscape.

Spa & Wellness Management Courses


Overview of the Global Spa Industry

You will start with a global overview of the spa and wellness industry to:

  • Explore diverse spa and wellness business types (medical clinics, day spas, hotel spas etc.) and their offers
  • Identify key markets and consumer expectations
  • Discover current trends and predict future trends with insights from industry experts



Authentic & historical health rituals

You will learn the backgrounds and benefits of wellness and spa products and services that have evolved from traditional rituals, such as:

  • Feldenkrais & Traditional Chinese Medicine Workshop
  • Introduction to Aryuveda treatments
  • Hydrotherapy, body wraps, aesthetic treatments
  • Physiotherapy and massage therapies



Spa architecture, design and equipment

In this module, you will learn to create a harmonious spa experience that invites the guest to relax and enjoy, including how to:

  • Identify and coordinate elements of architecture and design for a luxury spa environment
  • Properly use the various types of equipment (including hygiene and safety standards) in a spa environment
  • Combine colours, shapes, textiles, smells, music and other elements to tell a coherent story
  • Address and stimulate the five physical senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch)
  • Soothe the emotional and spiritual senses as well as the physical



Spa branding, financing and marketing

In this business development-focused module, you will learn how to:

  • Create sales and marketing concepts for spa and wellness companies
  • Place spa products and services on the market
  • Write a thorough business plan to obtain financing for a business project
  • Take steps to open or upgrade a spa business

Spa HR management, quality management and audit

A spa business' success depends largely on the quality and dedication of a well-trained staff, so in this module you will learn:

  • Processes and tools for recruiting the right people for various positions
  • Strategies for retaining and developing a reliable, resilient staff.
  • Tools and procedures for quality management, including checks and audits ensure the satisfaction  guests and employees.

Spa & Wellness Management Careers

A hospitality degree with a major in spa & wellness management gives you access to a wide range of career options, plus opportunities to start or transform your own business. Click on the link below to learn more about hospitality, spa and wellness careers and starting a spa business.

The Experts and Partners behind the Spa Management Major

"People seek experiences and want all their senses to be stimulated. This is particularly relevant for health and wellness tourism, where guests have very specific expectations and needs. Therefore, our program combines best practices of medicine and hospitality to offer guests a high-quality experience in all respects."
- Beatrice Schweighauser, EHL Campus Passugg

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