Spa and Wellness Management Specialization
Within the fields of health promotion, wellness and exercise science is one of the fastest growing areas of interest for both consumers and practitioners is alternative and complimentary wellness. The spa and wellness management specialization has been developed to prepare graduates for entry-level careers in the spa industry, which has been very successful in integrating alternative and complimentary wellness into its programming.
Many of the positions in the spa industry require skills in the business and management areas as well as the applied exercise sciences. This concentration is an interdisciplinary program which integrates coursework and field based experiences in the exercise sciences, sport management, and management and economics areas. Students who choose and achieve in completing this concentration will be well prepared for an entry-level career in the rapidly expanding spa industry.
- AEXS 337 Alternative and Complimentary Wellness (3sh)
- HLTH 361 Applied Nutrition (3sh)
- HPER 479 Personnel and Human Resource Management (3sh)
- MGTE 121 Principles of Marketing (3sh)
- MGTE 150 Introduction to Business (3sh)
- SMRT 116 Event Management and Promotion (3sh)
In addition to the coursework it is expected that the student will complete their minimum 450 hour internship at a facility that utilizes and integrates alternative and complimentary wellness theory, strategies, and techniques into its programming.
Take it From Them
- Internship Sponsor: Judi LaBranche ‘92, G‘94, former executive director, Scantic Valley YMCA Read more quotes here.
Exercise Science Programs Earn National AccreditationThe Springfield College master’s degree program in clinical exercise physiology has become the first in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the bachelor’s degree program in applied exercise science has become the second in the state to receive the honor. Read more.
The Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex
This two-story 18,900-square-foot complex provides students and faculty with interactive and experiential learning environments, as well as dedicated research space for the study of all aspects of wellness and human performance. The new athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level. Take a photo tour, or read about the athletic training and exercise science equipment.