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Beauty Therapy

Program Description

The Beauty Therapy certificate program is designed to teach and train students in the emerging field of Beauty Therapy. Popularized in Europe, Beauty Therapy combines Massage Therapy with Facial Skin Care, Aromatherapy, Thalassotherapy (use of seaweed), and Body Wraps. Successful completion of this course qualifies students for a variety of positions within the sector, including the pursuit of a self-owned business. The Academy was the first school licensed in Florida to teach this program of study.

Program Objectives

Beauty Therapy provides comprehensive training in anatomy, physiology and Swedish massage and incorporates courses in hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, Florida massage and facial law, ethical procedures, business practices, also training in facial treatments with or without the use of machines, and correct procedures in waxing.

This program is designed to teach and train students with the basic knowledge required in both Massage Therapy and Facial Specialty. The Beauty Therapy program of study  can be completed in nine (9) months, 27.50 hours per week, which is full time, or can be completed in eleven (11) months, by completing 22 hours per week, which is three quarter ( ¾ ) time. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the Florida State licensing examination for Massage Therapy and be registered with the state of Florida, as a Facial Specialist.

Program of Study

  • HA-101 Human Anatomy (75 Hours)
  • HA-102 Human Physiology (75 Hours)
  • MA-101 Basic Massage Theory and History (100 Hours)
  • MA-102 Clinical Practicum (125 Hours)
  • HY-101 Hydrotherapy (15 Hours)
  • HA-103 Nature of Disease/Pathology (36 Hours)
  • LA-101 and FA-101 Florida Laws and Rules (15 Hours)
  • GB-101 Good Business Practice (15 Hours)
  • PR-101 Professional Ethics (2 Hours)
  • ME-101 Medical Errors (2 Hours)
  • AR-101 Aromatherapy (14 Hours)
  • FA-103 Sanitation (10 Hours)
  • FA-104 Ethics (2 Hours)
  • FA-105 Basics of Electricity (8 Hours)
  • FA-106 Facial Techniques and Contraindications (66 Hours)
  • FA-107 Product Chemistry (8 Hours)
  • FA-108 Hair Removal (2.5 Hours)
  • FA-109 Makeup (2 Hours)
  • FA-110 Skin Theory, Disease, and Disorders of the Skin (85 Hours)
  • HA-104 and FA-102 Human Immunodeficiency Virus & AIDS (4 Hours)
  • OM-103 Introduction to Other Modalities (151 Hours)

Types of Services

  1. Facials: Manual, and Mechanical. Including: Masks, Packs, or Treatments, which must be performed on a variety of skin types including: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, Problem, and Mature
    (60 Services) (60 Hours)
  2. Setup, use, and maintenance of electrical devices.
    (5 Services) (1.25 Hours)
  3. Hair Removal, Including: Tweezing, Waxing, Threading, and Sugaring.
    (20 Services) (5 Hours)
  4. Makeup Application for both day time, and night time looks.
    (10 Services) (5 Hours)
  5. Lash and Brow Tinting.
    (10 Services) (5 Hours)
  6. Eyelash application, including: Strip Lashes, Individual Lashes, and Semi-Permanent Lashes.
    (10 Services) (10 Hours)
  7. Manual Extractions
    (5 Services) (1.25 Hours)Total Program Hours: 900 Hours
    Program Length: 9 Months
    [675 Lecture Hours with 225 (lab) Clinical Massage Hours and 120 (lab) services in skin]

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as revised by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes several disclosure and reporting requirements. All post-secondary schools that offer programs of study that lead to “gainful employment” must present to prospective students the following information:

  1. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (website) SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code for the Facial Skin Care course is  #39-5094.00 for the “gainful employment” program. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code for the Massage Therapy course is  #31-9011.00 for the “gainful employment” program.
  2. The Facial Skin Care CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) code is 12.0409. The Massage Therapy CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) code is 51.3501.
  3. On-time graduation rates for students finishing the Beauty Therapy Program during the most recent reporting year (Feb 2015 report date) are 82%. Meaning that 82% of the students who finished the program during the last award year graduated “on-time.” This is determined as sustaining at least 90% attendance during the program. The other students finished the program and graduated after this time frame.
  4. The Academy is required to include graduation and employment rates each year to our accrediting commission. The information reported during the most current annual report (Feb 2015 report date) were 82% for graduation and 86% for employment. Meaning that 86% of the students enrolling in the Beauty Therapy Program successfully finished all graduation requirements inside 150% of the normal time to finish. The employment rate indicates that 86% of the graduates achieved employment inside the facial skin care industry within a few months of graduating.
  5. The debt for the median Title IV loan during the 13/14 award year was $9,500 for students graduating from the Beauty Therapy Program. The school does not offer or participate in any private student loan programs.

Further information on Academy disclosures and policies can be found in the Academy’s Catalog and consumer handbook.

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