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Get the Best of Both Worlds: Massage & Skin Care

Are you looking to be that “one-stop-shop” for all things health, wellness, and skincare related? Are you already licensed and looking to expand on your career? Maybe this is your time to finally follow your passion! American Institute of Beauty (AIB) offers an innovative Spa Therapy education program that gives you the ability to become a licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician. Becoming a Spa Therapist can give you the opportunity to offer a broad range of client services, versatile career options, flexible schedules and an in-demand skillset.

The Spa Therapy Program is only offered at our Largo Campus.

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What Can I Learn in AIB’s
Spa Therapy Program?

At AIB, we believe the more skills you can learn, the more opportunities you have to become successful. In the Spa Therapy program, you will study different techniques in Massage Therapy that aid in relaxation and stress-reduction and apply these skills in a real-world spa setting on actual guests. Then, you will learn esthetic techniques such as facials, skin care analysis, body waxing, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, and many other skin services. But you must first understand your canvas: the skin.

By the end of the Spa Therapist program, you can gain an understanding of the human body, common diseases and ailments, how to provide your clients with a comprehensive Massage Therapy treatment plan along with a variety of skincare services to meet your client’s needs!

Tech-Forward Beauty Education

At AIB, we know that in today’s day and age, part of becoming successful in the beauty industry is understanding and using technology. That’s why we use the Milady CIMA digital learning platform. This platform enhances the in-person classroom experience, offering additional tools and educational content on top of the training you receive from our knowledgeable, licensed educators. Each of our programs includes 24/7 access to the comprehensive, mobile-friendly, easy-to-use, digital platform.

Our Milady CIMA program offers a visual and collaborative experience that promotes the use of technology, efficiency, and the delivery of educational content that supports various learning styles.

What Does a Future in
Spa Therapy Look Like?

Wondering what careers could be waiting for you as a Spa Therapist? The world of health, wellness, and skincare is broad! As a professional, there are so many opportunities available! Here are a few potential careers you could pursue after licensure:

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Have you decided American Institute of Beauty may be the right school for you? Contact our admissions team by giving us a call or filling out the form. From there, we’ll reach out to you to schedule your personal tour, so you can get an inside look of our school and start the enrollment process. We can’t wait to meet you and help you get started on your future as a Spa Therapy Specialist!

Spa Therapy School FAQs

When you’re looking to enroll in a spa therapy program, you’ll want a few questions answered right away. We’re here to address the most commonly asked questions about starting beauty school so you can get the info you need to make a decision that changes your life. You want to do this, and we want to help!

1 How Long is the Spa Therapy Program?

The Spa Therapy program is a combination of Massage Therapy and our fundamental Skin Care programs for a total of 900 hours. Massage Therapy is 600 hours and fundamental Skin Care is 300 hours.

2 How Long Will It Take to Complete the Program?

You can complete our spa therapy program in as little as 7.5 months*!


*Approximately. Based on a full-time schedule.

3 What Schedules Are the Programs Offered In?

You can take our Spa Therapy program in either a full-time or part-time schedule.

4 what locations provide the spa therapy course?

The Spa Therapy program is currently only offered at our Largo campus.

5 how do you transfer to AIB?

For questions on transferring to American Institute of Beauty, please contact our Admissions team!


Largo Campus: 727-532-2125

6 when do classes start?

Class start dates vary by program and campus.

What Are My Options for Funding My Education?

1 Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Both campus locations in Largo and St. Petersburg offer financial aid.  Your future is worth funding. Don’t be afraid to learn more about what options are available for investing in a career you love.

2 Veterans’ Training

American Institute of Beauty is approved for veterans’ training by the Veterans Administration. We accept many different types of VA benefits, including your POST-9/11 GI Bill®, at our campuses. You’ve dedicated your life to making the lives of others better, and you can continue that lifestyle with a career in beauty! Contact us to learn more about using veterans benefits at AIB.

Dependents and spouses of veterans may also be eligible. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

3 Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid is a great way to fund your education, and it’s not limited to traditional colleges. If your loved ones have put money away for you to invest in yourself, you can use it to help fund your beauty education at AIB!

4 Scholarships

External Scholarships

AIB provides access to many different external scholarships to students who have enrolled in our Spa Therapy program. Each external scholarship has its own requirements and availability throughout the year. The criteria for each external scholarship are unique. For more information visit: Beauty Changes Lives | Scholarships


See what students and graduates have to say about their experiences in our Spa Therapy program!

My educator is phenomenal! The program is amazingly thorough and extensive. I love everything I’ve learned! My educator is not only incredibly intelligent, but she makes learning fun and engaging. She is also always ready to help when someone is confused about something. The school, as always, is great and I’m so happy that I chose it to get my education! ~Marisia D.

The school is magnificent the people there are wonderful. So helpful and knowledgeable. Check it out you will be amazed. ~Janice H.

My educator is the GOAT!!!! The passion she has for skin care is AMAZING! The information I have gained from her is definitely going to help me be successful in this business. If you have doubts about anything she is there cheering you on until those doubts are gone. This is not just a job or hobby to her this is her passion and she goes above and beyond for all her students!!! ~Kashae B.

The Extras at AIB

We like to go above and beyond in providing for our students. That’s why we offer a few extras at AIB!

1 Career Days

Twice a year, AIB hosts industry-leading employers in our communities from all aspects of the beauty industry to come in and connect with our students on Career Days. You can meet potential employers, hand out resumes, and you might even land an interview before you graduate!

2 Career Assistance

We offer lifetime career placement assistance. You can come back any time after you graduate and we’ll help you find opportunities. We can also help you mock interview and fine-tune your resume.

3 Guest Speakers and Industry Leaders

We bring in guest speakers to talk about expectations, and desired skills, and share their experience in the beauty industry. We also bring in industry leaders to demonstrate what is trending and hot in the beauty industry. You could have the opportunity to meet and interact with beauty industry professionals!

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Ready to get started on a career you love? Contact us to learn more about enrolling in one of our year-round programs! Your future can’t wait.

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Largo Campus
3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164
Largo, Florida 33771

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

St. Petersburg Campus
2800 34th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*