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Beauty Therapy

Study mode and duration: full-time (3 years), full-time (evening-time) (3 years) .

Study programme is carried out: Panevėžys University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

Degree and professional qualification: professional bachelor of health sciences.

Volume of study programme in credits: 180 ECTS credits.


Why choose this programme: study programme is to prepare specialists of beauty therapy. Graduates will be able to work as beauticians in the enterprises, which provide beauty services, SPA and wellness centers, as face-painters in film and photo studios, establish individual enterprises, work as consultants in beauty shops and cosmetology business enterprises.

Study modules (subjects)*

1 course 2 course 3 course
General modules (subjects) of college studies
Module 1. Bioethics (Professional ethics; Basics of health law and management; Basics of scientific style) Sociology
Basics of entrepreneurship
Modules (subjects) of study field
Communication and health psychology Information technologies Methodology of applied scientific research
Microbiology and infection control First medical aid SPA philosophy and aromatherapy
Cosmetic chemistry and material science Basics of biochemistry and pharmacology Wellness services management
Anatomy, physiology and general pathology Hand and foot care procedures Cosmetology apparatus and equipment
Anatomy, physiology and biomechanic of face Decorative cosmetics procedures
Cytology and genetics Cosmetic procedures
Dermatological and infectious diseases Massage
General cosmetology and cosmetic diagnostics
Professional foreign language
Specializations / Alternative modules (subjects)
A1 Image building / Appearance style and design A3 Healthy nutrition / Non-traditional massage techniques
A2 Visual aesthetics / Art studio
Cosmetic products consulting practice Body care procedures practice Final practice and supervision
Electives subjects set by the College
Final thesis

PD1, PD2 – optional modules (subjects) foreseen by the order of the Director.

A1, A2, A3 – alternatively chosen modules (subjects) foreseen by the study field programme committee.

* This study plan applies from 2021.

Attention to practice: practical skills are being improved by students during practice in a real environment in beauty cabinets, beauty salons, wellness centers. Partners: beauty salon “BELLEZZA”, beauty home “Tropiku saule”, PLC “Kosmelita”,  wellness and SPA center JSC “VIA UNICA”, beauty studio “Mary Kay”, individuals cosmetic cabinets and salons (Ievos Grozio Studija, “ Bellucci”, “ Afrodite”, “Laima” and etc.).

Opportunities for international studies: students of the programme have the opportunity to study according to the ERASMUS student exchange program.

Career opportunities: graduates may pursue study results if they wish to study at university according to the study programmes of the first cycle. After the bridging courses or having accomplished the requirements of other higher educational institution, students have access to continue studies in the second study cycle with the view to attain master’s degree.

Other information: after completing studies, graduates will be able to provide beauty and wellness services, will not give the right to provide health care services.

The aim of the programme Beauty Therapy – to prepare a beauty therapy specialist who is able to work independently and / or in a team with professionals from other fields, to provide cosmetological services in the field of beauty, health and wellness in a holistic way, to organize a cosmetology business and to develop science-based practice in professional activities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Students know national and international health care policy, legislation and other documents regulating the practice of a beauty therapist.
  • They are able to apply biomedical knowledge in the practice of a beauty therapist.
  • They are able to perform scientific applied research, interpret, analyze, summarize and present the results.
  • They are able to apply science and research evidence-based practice to solve problems in the field of beauty therapy and develop innovative professional activities.
  • They are able to apply work safety and hygiene requirements, know legal principles of beauty and wellness services regulation.
  • They are able to find out and assess a client’s needs choosing purposely the assessment techniques and equipment.
  • They are able to make a short and long-term plan of cosmetic procedures, choose cosmetics and equipment and perform cosmetic procedures according to the client’s needs.
  • They are able to work in team with professionals from other fields, carry out educational activity and integrate scientifically based research and practice in his/her professional activity.
  • They are able to cooperate and communicate in Lithuanian and foreign languages with clients of different age, gender, social strata and special needs, in accordance with the principles of professional ethics.
  • They are able to generate innovative ideas in his/her professional life, to adapt to new situations and to enhance the image of the beauty therapist profession.
  • They are able to plan, organize and run beauty services business.
  • They are able to use modern information technologies in the practice of beauty therapist and take care of strengthening his/her professional self-awareness.

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