The launch of the Cosmetology studies at the College of Education and Therapy in Poznań and introduction of specialised workshops and seminars to the curriculum are a response to the changing demands of the labour market. The demand for specialists in cosmetics and health and beauty care is growing in Poland. The beauty industry has recently become one of the most dynamic industries in Poland and in the world. The number of beauty salons, wellness salons and fitness clubs is constantly increasing. Their emergence is a response to the increasing interest in this type of services.

The treatments that people undergo are characterised by a much higher degree of difficulty than in the past. In addition to popular treatments, most salons offer specialised treatments that require specialist knowledge, certified by diplomas. Professionals caring for the beauty and health of others must now have a thorough medical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, dermatology and modern-age diseases.

By participating in specialised workshops you will gain:

  • Practical classes in a modern vocational training workshop.
  • Knowledge on modern equipment also used in physiotherapy and aesthetic medicine.
  • Contact with professionals such as cosmetologists, dermatologists, aesthetic physicians, biotechnologists, physiotherapists.

Basic sciences: human, cell, tissues, organs - 14 ECTS ×

  • Basic biology and genetics
  • Histology
  • Anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • Pathophysiology

Relation between microbiology and hygiene in the profession of a cosmetologists – 3 ECTS ×

  • Microbiology
  • Hygiene

Mechanisms of health – 6 ECTS ×

  • Biochemistry
  • Basics of immunology
  • Pharmacology

Dermatology – 6 ECTS ×

  • Dermatology

Occupational safety in the profession of a cosmetologist – 2 ECTS ×

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety in the beauty salon /  Documentation in the cosmetologist's practice
  • Emergency premedical aid 

Basics of cosmetic chemistry – 11 ECTS ×

Treatments in cosmetology – 37 ECTS ×

  • Biophysics
  • Facial and neck care cosmetology
  • Hand and foot care cosmetology  
  • Complex body therapy - beautification cosmetology
  • Make-up - beautification cosmetology
  • Styling

Basics of health sciences – ECTS ×

  • Developmental psychology / Social psychology
  • Interpersonal communication / Interpersonal communication with the elements of counselling
  • Basics  of pedagogy/ Health pedagogy
  • Health promotion in the beauty salon
  • Basics of  human nutrition with the elements of dietetics
  • Professional ethics

Physiotherapy in cosmetology and dermatology – 11 ECTS ×

  • Basics of physiotherapy and massage
  • Basics of physiotherapy and massage in wellness

Skin interactions with active substances – 5 ECTS ×

  • Sensorics and fragrances
  • Pharmacognosy in cosmetology / Plant-based cosmetic preparations

Basics of marketing and entrepreneurship in the beauty industry – 4 ECTS ×

  • Pursuing economic activity / Business and service activities in a beauty salon
  • Basics of marketing / Standards of care in a cosmetologist’s office
  • Basics of entrepreneurship and protection of intellectual property

Specialisations – 16 ECTS ×

  • Aesthetic physician’s assistant
  • Diagnostics in cosmetology and trichology
  • Clinical podology

General education – 21 ECTS ×

  • Aesthetics
  • Introduction to scientific information
  • Diploma seminar
  • Research methodology
  • English in cosmetics        
  • Physical education
  • Information technologies
  • Library training

Practical placement - 34 ECTS ×

2nd semester – Practical placement  180 hours

3rd semester – Practical placement  160 hours

4th semester – Practical placement  300 hours

5th semester – Practical placement  175 hours 

6th semester – Practical placement  145 hours

Education effects in the category of skills ×

A Cosmetology graduate:

  • Has mastered technical, manual and motor skills associated with the procedures performed in the profession of a cosmetologist.
  • Is able to select and use basic hand-held instruments and equipment used in cosmetology practice, describes operation and basic structure of selected devices in a cosmetologist’s office.
  • Is able to carry out an interview and skin diagnostics.
  • Is able to select and apply cosmetic preparations containing active substances in accordance to the properties of the face and body skin and appendages, taking into account age, gender and health status of the skin.
  • Is able to give basic dietary advice, identify dietary mistakes affecting the condition of the skin and its appendages.
  • Is able to describe properties of ready-made cosmetics and dermatological drugs on the basis of their composition stated by the manufacturer, and based on that is able to select a cosmetic product according to the client's needs.
  • Has mastered basic techniques of relaxation and classical massage.
  • Is able to carry out colour analysis and give basic advice, carry out a structural analysis of the face and then apply suitable day, wedding and evening make-up as well as a make-up camouflaging beauty defects, taking into account the rules of skin condition diagnosis.
  • Is able to perform manicures and pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash tinting and body hair removal.
  • Is able to identify principles of legal regulation in terms of the safety of cosmetic products and knows the legal rules for dealing with adverse effects of cosmetic preparations.