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AAS - Hospitality and Tourism/Spa and Wellness Center Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism/Spa and Wellness Center Management degree is designed to prepare graduates for management careers in spa and wellness center management. The program is designed to prepare students with an industry-specific business foundation combined with an overview of healthful living courses with specific application to spa and wellness center management. The curriculum is designed with a specific mix of skills that are in high demand with employers in a rapid-growth segment of the hospitality industry.
Major Code: 3079
Award: AAS
First Term: 4142
Total Credits: 61-66
Last Updated: Jan 9th, 2014
Required Courses: 33
ACC211 Financial Accounting (3) OR
HRM265 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism (3) 3
HES100 Healthful Living 3
HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3
HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
HRM130 Guest Services Management 3
HRM150 Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I 3
HRM220 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3
HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3
HRM270 Hospitality Marketing 3
HRM280 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3
WED162 Meditation and Wellness 1
WED165 Overview of Massage Therapy 2
Restricted Electives: 6 Credits
CSM/TQM101 Quality Customer Service 3
EXS112 Professional Applications of Fitness Principles 3
EXS130 Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3
HRM145 Events Management 3
HRM235 Club Management 3
HRM250 Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems II 3
HRM290 Ecotourism 3
HRM291 Directed Field Study - International 3
HRM292 Directed Field Study 3
HRM296WC Cooperative Education (3) OR
PED296WC Cooperative Education (3) 3
PED101TC Tai Chi (1) OR
PED102TC Tai Chi - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103TC Tai Chi (0.50) OR
PED201TC Tai Chi - Advanced (1) 1
PED101YO Yoga (1) OR
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YO Yoga (0.50) OR
PED201YO Yoga - Advanced (1) 1
PED116 Cardiovascular Fitness 2
WED151 Introduction to Alternative Medicine 3
WED172 Overview of Herbal Remedies 1
WED195AA Special Topics in Wellness Education 0.50
WED195AB Special Topics in Wellness Education 1
WED195AC Special Topics in Wellness Education 2
WED218 Aromatherapy 1
Free Electives: None
General Education: 22-27 Credits
General Education Core: 12-17 Credits
First-Year Composition: 6 Credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Critical Reading: 0-3 Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Oral Communication: 3 Credits
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230 Small Group Communication (3) 3
Mathematics: 3-5 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education Distributed: 10 Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 Credits
ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212 Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life (3) 3
Natural Sciences: 4 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Program Competencies:
  1. Define the principles and practices of financial accounting. (ACC211, HRM265)
  2. Identify and describe the basic component of health and wellness, including the application of stress management, nutrition, fitness and environmental health to an optimal life style. (HES100)
  3. Apply first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), in appropriate situations. (HES154)
  4. Identify the elements that comprise the hospitality and tourism industry and describe current trends in the industry. (HRM110)
  5. Describe the functions, responsibilities, and controls of the front desk of a hotel operation. (HRM130)
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and applications of software used in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM150)
  7. Identify positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology and the consequences of misuse. (HRM150)
  8. Demonstrate a basic understanding of financial statement analysis and the analytical techniques used in hospitality management. (HRM220)
  9. Identify the skills needed to recruit, select, train, and evaluate personnel in the hospitality industry, and describe the procedures used to manage turnover and control costs. (HRM260)
  10. Identify and describe the major components of marketing in the hospitality industry. (HRM270)
  11. Identify and describe the major legal responsibilities and liabilities in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM280)
  12. Describe the physiology of meditation and its effects on physical and mental health and on human behavior and performance. (WED162)
  13. Describe the benefits of therapeutic massage, its physiological and psychological effects, and its relationship to health and wellness. (WED165)
  14. Describe the legal requirements for therapeutic massage practice in Arizona and the importance of personal performance competencies in practitioners. (WED165)