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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 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 Job Market

Careers for medical estheticians, estheticians, spa therapists, and laser technicians throughout Canada are expected to increase by 16.1% from the year 2024 through the year 2031.1

Bryan College can give you the education, skills, and confidence to qualify for a job in less than a year!

Career Opportunities

An Advanced Medical Spa Therapy (AMST) Diploma from Bryan College can put you on the path to varied job opportunities in a rewarding field such as:

  • Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Medical Spa Therapist
  • Laser Therapist
  • Microdermabrasion Specialist
  • Skin & Nail Care Technician
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Hair Removal Technician
  • Aroma/Body Care Therapist
  • Esthetics School Instructor
  • Spa Manager/Director
  • Spa Manager/Director

Career Services for Students & Grads

Bryan College's Career Services department will provide you assistance with job search, resume preparation, and interviewing skills. You can begin working with career services prior to graduation and receive services even after you graduate.


1Lightcast Occupation Overview for estheticians, medical estheticians, laser technicians and
related occupations in Canada. Last visited on December 19, 2023.

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 was developed by industry professionals to match job market needs and provide you with the hands-on training and support to help you successfully graduate.

Skills You Learn

As a student at Bryan College, you'll gain the skills to be job-ready, including:

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

Hands-on Clinical Experience

As a student of the Bryan College Esthetics & Advanced Medical Spa Therapy program, you'll gain experience using Palomar laser equipment and St. Peel microdermabrasion technology. This is the same technology used in our Student Esthetics and 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 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 hands-on experience from qualified educators, who will help coach and mentor you based upon your learning style. You will also gain experience in our Esthetics Student Clinic, where you will work directly with the public in applying concepts and techniques learned in class.

Campus Location in North York

The Bryan College campus offers classrooms and clinic space to build your knowledge and skills. The campus is accessible by public transportation. Visit us at:

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 medispa experience was good because we went through the whole process with the ‘client’ - which would be a classmate, or a model we brought with us. We would explain the procedure, do a consultation, and obtain the ‘client's’ consent."  Akoto, AMST Graduate

"The medi-spa course at Bryan College was a great opportunity to learn what working in a spa or clinic would be like. It prepared me well for how to talk and interact with clients and handle myself in different situations." Asli, AMST Graduate

Course Descriptions

MS10—Medi-Spa—140 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.

SC10—Skin Care/Anatomy/Physiology—422 Clock Hours

This course provides the students with an overview of the 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. Students will learn the fundamentals of performing facials and other various skin treatments.

MP10—Manicure and Pedicure—120 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 focus on client care, safety, and hygiene through relevant practical work, shellac, and polish application.

WA10—Waxing—70 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.

BU10—Business Management—60 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.

RM10—Body Treatments & Relaxation Massage—115 Clock Hours

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

CS10—Makeup Artistry—115 Clock Hours

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

CB10—Student Clinic—73 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 providing esthetic services such as manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials, make-up application, and relaxing body massage.


For a full program summary, including course descriptions, tuition rates, and program highlights, please download:

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Why Bryan?

  1. Resources for Learning & Skills Practice. We provide you with the learning resources and support so you'll gain job-ready skills and confidence.
  2. Books and Courseware Included. We provide all of your books and coursewares.
  3. Focus on Employment. You'll graduate with a credential 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 a resume.
  5. Learn by Doing. You'll develop skills through coursework and hands-on practice overseen by certified faculty.
  6. Peer Tutoring. We have approved peer tutors available to provide personalized service as needed.
  7. Faculty Who Put You First. Our faculty provides you with academic support.
  8. Hands-on Clinic Experience. You'll learn in our student spa therapy clinic, which is open to the public.
  9. Financial Aid Available if You Qualify. Bryan College is registered as a career college under the Career Colleges Act, 2005.
  10. History of Excellence. We have a 84-year track record of preparing graduates for careers since 1940.

Employers Who Have Hired Bryan Grads

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
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