The mission of Sunstate Academy is to instill in every student, through quality education and motivation, to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. Students set goals and objectives within their reach and with the technical knowledge and skills they receive, our students can become successful in Health, Wellness and Beauty professions.
Sunstate Academy began with the 1975 purchase of a barber school in Largo, Florida, and then expanded to Sarasota, Florida, in 1982. In 1983 Sunstate opened another barber styling school in Fort Myers, Florida; this school was relocated in 1991 to Port Charlotte. In 1988 a cosmetology school was established in Fort Myers. In 1992 Sunstate purchased a barber and cosmetology school in Clearwater, Florida. July 25, 2003, Sunstate Academy was purchased by Compass Rose Foundation, Inc., a forty-year old, Florida Non-Profit, Tax-exempt Corporation.
Sunstate Academy in Clearwater offers students a first-rate, 600-hour massage training program as a Florida Board of Massage approved school. Industry professionals prepare students to excel on the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCETMB).
Sunstate Academy currently has two campuses, one in Fort Myers, FL and one in Clearwater, FL. Our total student body equals approximately 500 students.
Massage Therapy – Do you want the opportunity to help others? Are you looking for a career with unlimited potential? Your career as a professional massage therapist is only a click away. As a Professional Massage Therapist you will be entering into one of the fastest growing health care careers in the country. The demand for certified massage therapists continues to increase as the variety of employment opportunities expand. Sunstate Academy in Clearwater offers students a first-rate, 600-hour massage training program as a Florida Board of Massage approved school. Industry professionals prepare students to excel on the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCETMB).Our educational commitment is to prepare you for the National Examination by offering a massage therapy curriculum that surpasses both State and National requirements. Upon successful completion of our program you will have both the hands-on training and textbook knowledge that is necessary to be superior masseuse. As a Professional Massage Therapist you could work in the following environments: § spas, resorts or salons, sports teams, cruise lines, chiropractic clinics, wellness centers, medi-spas or business offices
Other programs offered at Sunstate Academy include Cosmetology and Nail Technician
For over 35 years, Sunstate Academy has provided thousands of graduates cosmetology training in the state of Florida. Sunstate Academy is a Redken Premier School with qualified instructors who have Redken professional training and salon experience. A combination of theory and hands-on training teaches you what you need to know to begin a career as a professional hair stylist, massage therapist or nail technician. Qualified, experienced instructors at Sunstate Academy can teach you how to capture your vision and turn your enthusiasm into a rewarding career. Our instructors give students the inside scoop. They have been training and working in the beauty industry for over 800 years of combined experience. Our staff is there for you every step of the way. Our instructors know our students by name, doing everything they can to help them succeed. We have a reputation like no other in the area. Employers come to us first to hire qualified employees. Sunstate is a Redken premiere school. Our cosmetology students are trained using the best hair products (Redken, Tammy Taylor, Repechage).
2525 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 337645