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Whether you're interested in our Diploma in Somatology, our Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics, or one of our wide range of Short Learning Programmes, the Isa Carstens Academy is set to exceed your expectations with exceptional training in health and wellness.

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The Isa Carstens Academy offers residences in both Stellenbosch and Pretoria. These centrally-located residences offer accommodation to Isa students, as well as registered students from other tertiary institutions.

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Wellness Sanctuary

The Isa Carstens Wellness Sanctuaries, located at our Stellenbosch and Pretoria campuses, offer a range of spa and skin care treatments to the public, including facials, waxing, massages, nail treatments and more.

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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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Somatology covers various aspects of the body, making it far more than just a typical two year beauty course. Combined with the holistic approach of integrating body, mind and spirit, the whole individual are taken into consideration. A Somatologist, therefore, plays a fundamental role in the optimal health and well-being of clients.

Become part of the somatology world by visiting for an outline of our 3 year somatology course.

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12 October is International African Penguin Awareness Day! Found only along the southern African coastline, the African penguin face extinction and are officially considered endangered.

Isa students raised money through student fundraising campaigns in support of the amazing work done by SANCCOB Western Cape (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds). Rescuing, rehabilitation and the ongoing research of sea birds are their main purpose and it was a great honor when Isabel Carstens-Roos handed over our R10 000 donation to Hedwich Tulp, (Resource Development Manager), and Zainab Mouton,(Fundraiser), both from SANCCOB.

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Here they are! The newly elected SRC 2020 for our Stellenbosch campus. We are proud of you and wish you all the best for 2020 as leaders of the Isa Carstens Academy!

Front: Amanda Kelly (Marketing), Chanté Oberholster (Chairlady), Naomi Groenewald (Vice-chair), Katelin Hodge (Treasurer), Charvy Dicks (Student Support 1st years)

Back: Levonne Groenewald (Student Support 2nd and 3rd years), Marja Gouwsventer, Hes-Mari Coetzee, Kaylynn de Wet, Nombuso Mavimbela, Shannen Smith and Jana Eloff.

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