Natural Aesthetics Practitioner

Natural Aesthetics Practitioner Diploma

600 Hours | 24 Credits | 30 Weeks Full-Time (NA) or 20 Weeks Accelerated (NA-FT) (Day) | 50 Weeks Full-Time (Night) (NA)

Our Natural Aesthetics Practitioner program combines the most current skincare and anti-aging treatments with the natural wellness values of SWIHA!

Students learn more than 20 different facial protocols and become proficient in a wide variety of spa treatments and cosmetic applications. Makeup, tinting and waxing are all part of our well-rounded curriculum. Our progressive program features instruction in many advanced skincare services not offered by most introductory programs. These include Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent Facials, Chemical Peels, and Hot Stone Facials.

Start Dates


October 6, 2015
December 8, 2015


November 3, 2015

Plus, you get training in holistic techniques such as Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Aromatherapy, And Kitchen Aesthetics.

In our up-leveled program you learn to treat client’s specific skincare concerns and customize treatment plans for their goals incorporating multiple product lines. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in our Student Day Spa as they develop and master their personal and professional skills.

Day Schedule

Tuesday through Friday, from 8:30-4:30pm for the first 8 weeks. Thereafter, students attend class 8:30-12:30pm, and are required to complete an additional 8 hours per week toward their clinic internship.

Night Schedule

Tuesday through Thursday, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm for the first 16 weeks. Thereafter, students attend class on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, and are required to complete an additional 4 hours per week towards their clinic internship.

SWINA readies all of our students to pass both the written and practical State Board exams with a ‘mock test’. This training is an excellent preparation for passing the actual licensing exams. All Students are required to participate in both theory education and hands-on practical work on fellow students, models and clientele.

Exciting Career Opportunities for Aesthetic Practitioners

  • Skin care specialist at salons, skin centers, day spas, medical settings
  • Aesthetics director
  • Spa manager or director
  • Business owner (spa, salon etc.)
  • Skin care educator
  • School educator
  • Distributor educator
  • Business consultant for skin care centers
  • Product analyst for manufactures
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Trade publication editor or writer
  • Conference educator/presenter
  • Makeup specialist, salon, spa, skin care center
  • Makeup buyer
  • Makeup specialist, bridal
  • Makeup artist for commercial photography, film, video, television, or runway
  • Camouflage makeup specialist
  • State Board inspector and examiner or board member
  • Membership representative, liaison for skin care association

Tuition Assistance

SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Students may be eligible for Federal financial aid for Yoga-integrated programs and both the 600 & 800 hour YTT diploma programs. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

SWIHA offers a 10% concession on tuition for Certificates of Excellence that are paid with cash in-full at the time of enrollment **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.


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