The Isa Carstens Academy is one of the most reputable learning institutions for students who wish to follow a career path in the health and wellness industry. Established in 1978, we have a proud history of providing quality education and services to students from all over South Africa and further afield.

Our reputation for excellence is built on our adherence to international quality standards and the value of trusted relationships. The Academy was also the first CIDESCO – accredited institution in South Africa based on the quality of our programmes.

Today, alumni of the Isa Carstens Academy can be found all over the world – as owners, managers and/or therapists in wellness centres, cosmetic houses and on luxury ocean liners. They also work in the field of medical aesthetics or as lecturers.

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Our many successful alumni have made significant contributions to the health and wellness industry and we would like to keep in touch with you. Do let us know how you’re doing and what you’re up to.

Our alumni programme will help you to maintain contact with the Academy and each other and can support you by providing access to services and activities which meet your needs and interests. This includes personal and professional networking opportunities, new career opportunities and professional development.

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Diploma InSomatology

Our internationally-recognised health and skin care qualification that enables you to work in a variety of health and wellness environments ranging from spas to cruise liners.

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Advanced DiplomaIn Dermal Aesthetics

This distance-learning programme affords qualified Somatologists and other related professionals the opportunity to advance their studies in the wellness sciences, permitting specialisation in the field of Medical Aesthetics.

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Course InSpa Reception

Gain a thorough understanding of front desk communication and administration in a salon and spa environment, while being equipped with selected practical skills.

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Our short courses equip Isa Carstens® students with the skills they need to kick start their careers in the beauty & wellness industries! Take a look at our Spa Reception students training to do stunning manicures in our Wellness Sanctuary.

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Our second year Somatology students recently got to enjoy a few alternative forms of stress relief, such as partnered yoga and pressure point massage techniques. Following a very busy term, we all deserved some sought after TLC!

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At Isa Carstens® Academy, we take a holistic approach to wellness by focusing on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of both our clients and our students. This is one of the reasons our Somatology course includes Biotics as a subject.

We’d like to thank Planet Fitness for hosting an incredible fitness session for Isa Carstens® students in Pretoria. A healthy body lends itself to a healthy mind!

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