SOMATOLOGY (Has been introduced in 2018 to replace the ND: Somatology qualification)
Somatology comes from the Greek roots meaning â€œbodyâ€ and â€œstudyâ€ and thus refers to the study and the treatment of the body as a whole. Somatology is a multi-disciplined profession where somatologists treat a variety of skin and body conditions in a holistic manner. The specific focus is on facial and body therapies, massage therapies, reflexology, aromatherapy, manual lymph drainage, stress management, complementary therapies, the provision of nutritional advice as well as advanced therapies which include a range of anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation treatments.
The programme also includes aesthetic aspects of the skin and body such as make-up, temporary or permanent hair removal as well as on hand and foot treatments. They assess and provide relevant treatments for a variety of skin and body conditions. The cornerstone of all treatments is the holistic approach for all treatments where all aspects of the individual are taken into consideration to maintain and improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being
Somatologists work within the skin and health care industry focusing on the overall health and wellness of an individual. Somatologists are able to work within a diverse industry both nationally and internationally. There are a number of exciting opportunities available to them and these include: â€¢ Salon beauty therapist â€¢ Salon manager or owner â€¢ Wellness and skincare clinics â€¢ Spa/medi-spa therapist â€¢ Spa/medi-spa/resort manager â€¢ Cruise ship employment opportunities â€¢ Medical aesthetics practices â€¢ Cosmetic consultant â€¢ Sales , marketing and training representative â€¢ Beauty editor/Journalist â€¢ Beauty educator or lecturer
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements
The fees for 2020 reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.
Offering Type and Duration
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ingrid Jeptha
Telephone: +27 21 959 6569
Fax: +27 21 959 6118