If your desire is to obtain knowledge and expertise by means of a holistic approach, a career in Somatology will be the perfect choice for you.

Somatology is a multipurpose career involving the Somatologist treating a variety of skin and body conditions in a holistic and health related approach. Highly skilled therapists are trained for the national and international industry, spa therapy and management.

A Somatologist has a thorough knowledge of the human body, cosmetic products as well as the use of technologically advanced treatments and equipment. The combination of beauty, health and science is focused on improving people’s quality of life, enhancing their wellbeing, while focusing on the latest trends and techniques.


  • Advanced Diploma in Somatology (NQF level 6) – 3 years full time
  • Diploma in Health and Skincare (NQF level 5) – 2 years full time


Beauty Clinics, Slimming Clinics, Electrolysis Clinics, Gymnasiums, Pharmacies, Hotels and Lodges, Cosmetic Sales, Product House Marketing and Product Development, Magazines and Newspapers, Spa Therapy and Management, Wellness Centres, Luxury Passenger Cruise Liners.


Anatomy, Nutrition, Body Therapy, Cosmetic Science, Skincare, Make-up, Manicure and Pedicure, Waxing, Exercise Science, SBAB Programme in Entrepreneurship Skills, Spa Management, Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology and more.