Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

General

Program Description

Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management is a unique 2-year Master’s program that aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, professional skills and practical tools required for working in wellness, spa or other related organizations at the management level. The program combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments, well-being, fitness, and health-related services. It is the only similar Master’s program in the whole Europe.

What kind of skills and competence will students acquire?

  • Hospitality and quality management;
  • Creative and innovative entrepreneurship;
  • Sustainable development;
  • Strategic, financial and operational management;
  • Service design and development;
  • Management and marketing for wellness and spas;
  • Understanding of the basics of spa treatments;
  • Wellness philosophy;
  • Project management and research.

Study location Pärnu has 170 years of the health resort and hospitality traditions. It is an internationally acclaimed health tourism destination with membership in the European Spas Association. One-third of Estonian spa hotels, along with water parks, swimming pools, baths and beauty salons, is located in Pärnu.

Audience

Students interested in working in wellness and spa industry or in a related field:

  • Resorts, spas, wellness and health companies;
  • Business and consulting companies;
  • Tourism organizations;
  • Leisure, recreation, and rehabilitation centers;
  • Social services, municipalities;
  • Research, academic career and Ph.D. studies.
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University R ... Read More

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings 2016-17). Founded in 1632, UT is the only classical university in Estonia. There are more than 13 000 students studying at UT (incl. 1300 international students (2016)) and UT has 3800 employees (incl. 1800 academic employees (190 professors)). To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has 71 partner universities in 27 countries. Read less