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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 Medical Spa Therapy and Esthetics, you’ll have the ability to make this dream a reality.

Career Outlook

A career in medical 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. Medical 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 increased public awareness of alternative therapies for increased mind and body wellness.

As a top esthetics and medical spa therapy school, Bryan College prepares you to become the qualified, highly skilled, immediately productive medical 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
  • Medical Spa Therapist
  • 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

Medical 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 medical spa therapy positions, so that you're ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate.

Career & Job Search Services for Students & Grads

You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.


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

Program Overview

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Create Your Path to an Esthetics & Medical Spa Therapy Career

The Bryan College medical spa therapy and esthetics curriculum were 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 the 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.

Get the Skills and Knowledge Employers Want

The Esthetics & Advanced Medical 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
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Vascular Lesions
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Body Contouring
  • Skin Tightening and Firming
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Vein Removal
  • Shellac Polish

Hands-On Clinical Experience:

  • You'll receive hands-on experience at Bryan College's student clinic, which is open to the public.


  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology

Business Skills:

  • Spa Operations, Merchandising, and Sales

Innovative Medical Spa Therapy Equipment

As a student of the Bryan College Esthetics & Advanced Medical 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 Medical 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 &  medical 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 ambiance. 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 injectables in the Medical Spa Therapy program? Who can perform injections?
    Only medical practitioners (doctors or nurses) can perform injections, therefor fillers cannot be taught in ANY medical spa therapy or esthetic program.
  3. Are you registered & approved to teach Medical Spa Therapy?
    Bryan College is OSAP approved to offer a diploma for the Advanced Medical Spa Therapist Program.
  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

“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, AMST 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, AMST Graduate

Course Descriptions

AMS-100—Medi-Spa—168 Clock Hours

Students in the Medi-Spa course will perform assignments and learn Fitzpatrick skin typing, laser versus IPL, patch testing, laser hair capillary and pigment removal techniques. Students are exposed to photo facials, microdermabrasion, radio frequency body contouring, and fractional skin resurfacing.

AMS-110—Skin Care—392 Clock Hours

This course provides the students with an overview of structure, function, layers, and appendages of the skin. Students gain competence in identifying pathologies and diseases of the skin and learn how to perform lymphatic drainage. Student will learn the fundamentals of performing facials and other various skin treatments.

AMS-112—Manicure and Pedicure—168 Clock Hours

Students in this course learn to identify bones and muscles of the hands, arms, feet, and legs; identify pathologies of the hand, nail, foot, and skin. Students study the growth cycle of the nail and focuses on client care, safety, and hygiene through relevant practical work, shellac, and polish application.

AMS-115—Waxing—56 Clock Hours

This course will cover the technical skill of hair removal through different professional hair removal techniques. Students learn to identify the structure and function of hair, its growth cycle, and diseases and disorders associated with hair.

AMS-120—Business Sales and Communication—56 Clock Hours

This course will cover techniques to secure proper client relationships, develop referral business and close sales. Students learn the characteristics of top sales personnel and how to improve upon individual strengths to provide the skills and techniques needed for effective client services, product sales and team building within the spa industry.

AMS-123—Body Treatments/Relaxation Massage—112 Clock Hours

Students learn to administer the principles of multiple hydrotherapy modalities safely and appropriately. Students will understand specific body treatments include boy aromatherapy, mud-wraps, seaweed wraps, salt glows and body scrubs.

AMS-125—Makeup Artistry—112 Clock Hours

This course provides students with a basic understanding of cosmetic chemistry and regulations with the industry. Students learn applications for day, evening, runway, and bridal settings.

AMS-130—Student Clinic—51 Clock Hours

The Student Esthetics clinic provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice their skills through interaction with the general public. Each clinic session is supervised by a member of the Esthetics faculty, who is a qualified Esthetician, and able to provide guidance and assistance to the student and client. Students work in a clinical setting provide esthetic services such as manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials, make-up application, and relaxing body massage.


Why Bryan?

  1. Tuition Lock Guarantee. We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, which means it can never go up! Financial aid available if you qualify.
  2. Books, Courseware, and Certification Included (if applicable). We take care of shipping your textbooks and provide you easy access to electronic books and courseware. We also prepare you for national certification or licensing exams, if applicable based on the program.
  3. Focus on Employment. You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.
  4. Job Search Assistance. As a graduate, you’ll receive career search services, including job networking best practices, sharpening your interview skills, and creating an eye-catching resume.
  5. Learn by Doing. You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated or hands-on job tasks and using industry technologies.
  6. Return for Refresher Classes. As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.
  7. Accelerated Programs. You can get started – and finish – fast. We also pre-register you so there are no waiting lists.
  8. Faculty Who Put You First. Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.
  9. Career Kits Included With Program. Once you enroll, we provide you a career kit to ensure you’re ready to start school and get a jump-start with the tools to ensure your success.
  10. History of Excellence. We have a 83-year track record of preparing graduates for successful careers since 1940.

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Bryan College, prospective students must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete a Virtual Tour with an Admissions Representative
  • Fill Out & Sign Registration Documents
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Provide High School Diploma or GED (If Not Available, then Pass the Entrance Readiness Assessment Online)
  • Finalize a Financial Plan
  • Complete the Online Introductory Course - “Launchpad”
  • Attend Online Orientation
  • Complete a Police Check & Pre-Science Course (Massage program only)
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