Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu

Program Description

Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu

Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management is a unique 2-year Master’s programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 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, are located in Pärnu.


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 centres;
  • Social services, municipalities;
  • Research, academic career and PhD studies.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
2 years
Full time
3,000 EUR
Apr. 15, 2017
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Estonia Pärnu
Application deadline Apr. 15, 2017
End date June 30, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 3,000 EUR
tuition-waiver scholarships available

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