Esthetics & Advanced Professional
Spa Therapist

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Pursue Your Passion for Health & Beauty

Imagine working in a stress-free environment, helping to improve the health and well-being of others each day. With training from Bryan College in Medi-Spa Therapy and Esthetics, you'll have the ability to make this dream a reality.

Career Outlook

A career in medi-spa therapy and esthetics offers job stability, a rewarding work environment and self-employment opportunities.

As a graduate of this program, you'll have the opportunity to work with innovative, cutting-edge laser, photofacial and microdermabrasion equipment, all while working in the fulfilling and growing medical spa therapy field.

With hands-on training and the right preparation from Bryan College, you could find yourself working with an exclusive destination spa or medical spa, a doctor's office or even working on a cruise ship. Spa Therapists & Esthetics professionals may also have the opportunity to be self-employed.

Expanding Careers

According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), there are 7.7 million active spa-goers in Canada, which is approximately 23% of the population.1 Also, according to the Global Spa Summit, drivers of growth in this industry include consumers' desire for stress-relief, disease-prevention and an increased public awareness of alternative therapies for increased mind and body wellness.

As a top esthetics and medi-spa therapy school, Bryan College prepares you to become the qualified, highly skilled, immediately productive medi-spa therapists and estheticians that employers demand.

Attractive Career Opportunities

The spa industry has expanded and evolved into a sophisticated and well-respected profession with a variety of specializations. Career options include:

  • Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Professional Spa Therapist
  • Laser Therapist
  • Microdermabrasion Specialist
  • Clinic Manager
  • Skin Care Technician
  • Nail Care Technician
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Cosmetic Marketing/Sales Consultant
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Image Consultant
  • Hair Removal Technician
  • Aroma/Body Care Therapist
  • Esthetics School Instructor
  • Spa Manager/Director
  • Salon or Day Spa Owner
  • Cosmetic sales

Professional Spa Therapists work in a variety of settings such as:

  • Dermatologist Offices
  • Skin Care Clinics
  • Laser Care Facilities
  • Medical Spas
  • Plastic Surgeon Offices
  • Day, resort or destination spas & salons
  • Cruise ships

At Bryan College, we give you a clear pathway to exciting esthetics and spa therapy positions, so that you're ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate.

Program Overview

Create Your Path to an Esthetics & Professional Medi-Spa Therapy Career

The Bryan College professional medi-spa therapy and esthetics curriculum was developed by industry experts to match changing job market needs and provide you the hands-on training and support to ensure your successful completion. As a student at Bryan College, you'll learn the technical skills that will give you an advantage in your career, along with critical communication and business skills you will need to succeed in today's competitive environment. It's a powerful combination that is rare in higher education, and one that employers expect.

Program Highlights

The Esthetics & Advanced Professional Medi-Spa Therapy curriculum is reviewed annually and includes:

  • Specialization in Multiple Treatments:
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Laser Hair Reduction
    • Laser Pigment & Capillary Removal
    • Photofacials
    • Fractional Facials
    • Laser Theory
    • Cosmetology/Make-Up Artistry
    • Skin Treatments
    • Spa Manicures & Pedicures
    • Aromatherapy & Hydrotherapy
    • Body & Back Treatments
    • Waxing Techniques
    • Salt Glows & Body Scrubs
    • Mud & Seaweed Wraps
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Relaxation Massage
    • Chemical Peels
  • Hands-On Clinical Experience:
    You'll receive hands-on experience at Bryan College's student clinic, which is open to the public. For more information about the clinic services offered, please visit our clinic site.
  • Sciences:
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Kinesiology
  • Business Skills:
    • Spa Operations
    • Merchandising
    • Sales

Innovative Medi-Spa Therapy Equipment

As a student of the Bryan College Esthetics & Advanced Professional Spa Therapy program, you'll gain extensive experience using cutting-edge Palomar laser equipment and St. Peel microdermabrasion technology. This is the same technology used in our Professional Medi-Spa Clinic, which is open to the public. Once you complete your program, you'll have the knowledge and skills to confidently transition to the professional work environment.

Credentialed Faculty and Individual Support

At Bryan College, we believe success in the growing field of esthetics & professional medi-spa therapy demands a different approach to education. That's why we're dedicated to providing you a unique, hands-on experience from qualified educators, who will help coach and mentor you individually based upon your learning style. You will also gain extensive experience in our Esthetics Student Clinic, where you will work directly with the public in applying concepts and techniques learned in class. Once you complete your program, you will have the knowledge and skills to confidently transition to the professional work environment.

State-of-the-Art, Beautifully-Designed Campus

The Bryan College campus offers contemporary architecture with stylish design and a comfortable, inviting ambience. The campus is easily accessed by public transportation and is conveniently located in North York:

1200 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6A 1E3

An Education that Keeps on Giving

At Bryan College, we know that education is a lifelong pursuit. That’s why we give our graduates the opportunity to return and audit any previously completed course that is still being taught and has space availability. No tuition will be charged for taking a refresher course, because we believe in keeping our graduates educated for life. Your career success is at the core of our mission. Our lifetime job placement assistance and accessible alumni network allow us to keep contributing to your success long after you’ve graduated. It’s another privilege of attending Bryan College—and we’re proud to offer it, anytime our graduates need it.

We invite you to experience Bryan College today by completing the Request Information Form or call us directly at 1-888-641-6300 and one of our friendly admissions advisors will contact you promptly.

Did you know…

  1. Can you offer a discount on tuition?
    It is a ministry requirement that each student pays the same tuition, therefor discounting, no matter what form of payment is used is illegal.
  2. Do you teach fillers and Botox in the Medi-spa program? Who can perform injections & Botox?
    Only medical practitioners (doctors or nurses) can perform injections, therefor fillers cannot be taught in ANY Medi-therapy or esthetic program.
  3. Are you registered & approved to teach Medi-spa?
    Bryan College is OSAP approved to offer a diploma for the Advanced Professional Spa Therapist Program which includes Medi – Spa Therapy.
  4. Is there a public website that lists schools that are not following Ministry regulations?
    YES.  All Private Career Colleges must be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Any unregistered institution offering vocational training is breaking the law.Registered Private Career Colleges must register their institutions and have their programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Unregistered institutions offering unapproved vocational programs are in violation of the Private Career Colleges Act. Any violations of the Private Career Colleges Act are found here:
  5. Did you know that there is a website available to see what each College’s OSAP default rates are?
    OSAP Portal Choose Career Postsecondary institutions have an important role to play in reducing loan defaults. They can do this by improving program quality and relevance, ensuring adequate recruitment, testing and admissions practices, providing support to students to complete their studies and providing assistance with job placement.
  6. What is the Body Safe program?
    BodySafe is Toronto Public Health's inspection and disclosure program for personal services settings (PSS) that provide hairstyling and barbering, tattooing, micropigmentation, ear and body piercing, electrolysis, manicure and pedicure or aesthetics services.You can view the inspection results here:
  7. What is CIDESCO ?
    CIDESCO is an international accrediting body which gained notoriety in the 1980’s when no licensing existed for estheticians.  Today with countries, states and provinces having their own licensing requirements, CIDESCO  is no longer an accepted form of accreditation meaning you would still be required to meet the requirements to practice depending on where you are living.

Graduate Success

"Every single staff at Bryan College was extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming in a wonderful facility. Clinic hours, job prep and the amount of attention our instructors gave us was what set us apart from graduates of other institutes." - Alex, APST Graduate

"My experience at Bryan College was one of the best undertakings I’ve had so far in my life. The teachers, the students, the working environment, the program schedule, and the level and quality of information that was given was impressive." -Paula Powell, Bryan College PST Graduate

Bryan College taught me the technical skills as well as solid business skills I need for my new career as an Esthetician in my hospitality business. The college’s inclusive atmosphere is professional and conducive to the achievement of excellence by students and faculty alike.”  -Brian Dockal, Bryan College PST Graduate

Your method of teaching and expertise made the course easy to understand and fun. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested to embarking on this as a career.”  -Maria Coteanu, Bryan College PST Graduate

The teachers at Bryan College gave me the knowledge and guidance to prepare me for my future in the esthetics field. The staff and management instill you with confidence to succeed.”  -Andrea Kalfayan, Bryan College PST Graduate

Being a Cosmetician/Esthetician has been a lifelong dream. The course gives a student a great foundation to pursue endless possibilities in the field of beauty and wellness.”  -Miriam Opatowski, Bryan College PST Graduate

We invite you to learn more by completing the Request Information Form or call us directly at 1-888-641-6300 and one of our friendly admissions advisors will contact you promptly.


1Global Spa Summit, Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities, prepared by SRI International, May 2010.

Bryan College Graduate

“Every single staff at Bryan College was extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming in a wonderful facility. Clinic hours, job prep and the amount of attention our instructors gave us was what set us apart from graduates of other institutes.” –Alex, APST Graduate