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Esthetician/Spa Management

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 20871 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenClosed
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,460.08
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Program Contact(s)

Antonietta Perretta
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4089



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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Our Program

Humber’s Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program gives you the business management and vocational skills you need for a career in the $94 billion industry (Global Spa Industry, 2015). On the business side, learn the fundamentals of business writing, marketing, retail operation and day-to-day spa management. Hands-on courses focus on traditional services such as nail care technologies, advanced facial techniques, waxing, body treatments and makeup applications. As well, you will learn advanced medical esthetic services such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL).

At Humber, you will practise what you are learning and improve your skills at The Humber Spa, a full-service classroom and retail boutique open to the public. Working under the guidance of qualified lab technicians, you will manage the administrative functions of the spa, including front line responsibilities, retail operations and providing spa services. You will provide facials, hand and foot care, and body treatments to clientele.

As a graduate, you will be qualified to start your own spa business, apply for positions that require practical experience and have a range of knowledge in traditional and medical spa treatments.

In the first semester, students will be introduced to spa management and client services, physiology of the skin, professional skin care, and begin to train in traditional esthetic services. In second semester, students study advanced facial techniques, waxing services, nail care and computer applications. In the third semester, students study marketing, cosmetic applications,finance, medical spa services and hands-on experience in the practical lab classes. In the final semester, students learn about retail operations, human resource management, small business management and gain hands-on experience at The Humber Spa.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

Two work placements offer students experience working with clients. This placement will be onsite at The Humber Spa.

The Humber Experience

students in humber spa

Humber’s Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program gives you the business management and beauty skills you need for a career in the wellness industry. Watch the program video to learn more about the Esthetician/Spa Management program.

The Humber Advantage

Humber Spa Front Desk

inside the Humber Spa

Spa esthetician

Spa esthetician

The Humber Spa

This full-service classroom and retail boutique is open to the public year-round. Students manage the administrative functions as well as working under the guidance of qualified instructors providing facials, hand & foot care, and body treatments to clientele.

Industry Ready

Our graduates are industry-ready upon graduation. We are proud to say that our students meet employer needs in today's growing wellness sector.

Explore the Spa Room

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Humber Spa

Explore the Humber Spa, while students take on clients in a hand-on approach to learning. Humber's Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program teaches both the procedural and business aspects of spa management.

Your Career

Start your career in the thriving health and wellness industry.

The explosion over the last decade in both the number and variety of spas is good news for your career. Toronto and southern Ontario are home to many spas and wellness centres. In addition, you can work around the world. Seek management opportunities at day spas, hotel and resort spas, destination spas, fitness and sports clinics, health and wellness clubs, condominium spas, nail bars, and medical spas. Business courses prepare you for the operations aspect of this industry.

With spas offering a broad range of services, you can also work as an esthetician, medical esthetician, skin care therapist, nail technician, front-line staff member or retail sales specialist.

Student Success

Nail polish

Humber Esthetician/Spa Management students hit the ground running with some of the largest organizations in the beauty industry, including Holt Renfrew.

Certifications and Partnerships

students with their CND shellac pro certifications

After class workshop opportunities exist for students to receive special certifications such as Dermalogica and CND Shellac Pro.

Scholarships & Awards


Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

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