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Training as sauna manager (IHK) and thermal spa manager (IHK)

The sauna and thermal spa manager (IHK) brings professionalism to the operational processes of the thermal spa or sauna facility and designs them economically and efficiently. He or she can act in a goal-oriented manner in all industry-specific management fields. After successful completion, the further training is concluded with the IHK certificate.

This qualification, which is in great demand, enables you to manage a spa or sauna facility economically and with regard to personnel in terms of guest orientation. You will be able to utilize a SPA to capacity in all areas, motivate employees and inspire customers with attractive offers. In addition, a spa & sauna manager is given the necessary expertise to manage a spa or sauna in a results- and customer-oriented manner. For this task, commercial-organizational as well as wellness knowledge is necessary.

Further advantages:

  • You will receive comprehensive and market-oriented management training.
  • You will receive a recognized degree that is in high demand in the spa and sauna market.
  • You can combine your profession and personal further education.
  • The Thermen & Sauna Manager comprises approx. 450 teaching units, which meets the criteria of the market-specific quality associations.
  • This course can be subsidized by the relevant employment agency.

Target group:

Managers and junior managers of spas and sauna facilities

Career-minded lifeguards or sauna employees, professionals with a commercial degree who would like to work in this industry


Completed vocational training and work experience in a spa or sauna facility.

Course contents:

International thermal spa & sauna market - Business management basics - Accounting - Financing and controlling - Legal basics - Planning and equipment of wellness facilities - Personnel management - Marketing & PR - Private labeling / crossmarketing - Services and quality management - Preparation of a business plan.


12 months

This is a part-time course with accompanying teaching material and webinars.

Course fee Sauna Manager (IHK) and Spa Manager (IHK):

208,- Euro* monthly (12 monthly installments / total price 2.496,- Euro*).

Including the certificate fee, extensive learning material as well as webinars.

*The above service is exempt from sales tax.


Certificate Wellness and SPA Manager (IHK).