New Delhi, July 31: Les Roches International School of Hotel Management launched a new specialisation in Spa and Health Management focused on the business and operational aspects of spa and health management, health and aesthetics, spa medicine and hotel spa services.
The specialisation is designed to prepare students to enter an industry which is experiencing double-digit growth worldwide. Les Roches' collaboration with Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN) and ESPA, two recognised industry leaders, will allow students to apply everything they learn on campus at Les Roches through hands-on experience and internships.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with a specialisation in Spa and Health Management is a seven-semester programme offered at Les Roches campus in Bluche, Switzerland, that provides a unique immersion into the spa and health industry. Students will visit ESPA-branded spas in London, experience best practice and conduct an integrated business project.
Courses will focus on current and future trends, sustainability and environmental issues, retail spa operations, history and philosophy, as well as the business and leadership dynamics of this industry. Les Roches students will also spend two days visiting one of the GSMN's clinics in Genolier, near Geneva to learn from experts about working in a high-end health management company.
"Building a unique academic programme paired with focused experiential learning and strong partners such as Genolier Swiss Medical Network and ESPA will set students on a solid career path," said Sonia Tatar, CEO at Les Roches. "Graduates will benefit from the extensive expertise and knowledge of two renowned leaders in the industry. We are very proud to embark on this partnership with them."
According to the Global Wellness Tourism Economy 2013 report, during the next five years the sector will grow at almost double the rate of global tourism, totaling $678.5 billion in 2017.
For more information about the new Spa and Health Management specialisation, please visit www.lesroches.edu.
About Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is a private Swiss Institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programmes. Les Roches is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) (www.neasc.org) and offers programmes in the fields of hospitality, tourism, event and entertainment management.
About Genolier Swiss Medical Network SA (GSMN)
Genolier Swiss Medical Network SA (GSMN) is the second largest network of private clinics in Switzerland and the only one present in the three linguistic regions. Its growth strategy focuses on the creation of a national network of clinics with a strong regional presence.
About ESPA International
Recognized as a global leader in spas, ESPA successfully combines the design and management of prestigious spas across five continents with the creation of pioneering natural products that are rich in heritage, texture and aroma.