Wellpark College of Natural Therapies

Established: 
1990
Location: 
Auckland
Student Population: 
230

Wellpark College of Natural Therapies was founded 25 years ago and is one of Australasia’s leading colleges of natural therapies. We are an NZQA 'Highly Confident' Education Provider offering accredited courses that are internationally recognised. 

Not only can you trust us to provide you with an outstanding education, but you will be joining a community of likeminded people who have a vision for integrated healthcare.

Inspiring teachers and support staff will help you to achieve your education goals, while supervised clinical practice at our student clinic will ensure you are fully prepared for a future as a professional natural therapist.

Our campus and student clinic is located in the contemporary suburb of Grey Lynn only 3km from Auckland’s vibrant city centre, where you will have access to great shopping, stunning beaches, wonderful restaurants and interesting markets.

This institution is represented by Study Options in the UK
  • Wellpark College of Natural Therapies is located in the trendy city suburb of Grey Lynn, in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo credit: Wellpark College

    Wellpark College of Natural Therapies is located in the trendy city suburb of Grey Lynn, in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo credit: Wellpark College

  • Auckland is a young metropolitan city, with great  shopping, beaches, cafes and nightlife. Photo credit: Wellpark College

    Auckland is a young metropolitan city, with great shopping, beaches, cafes and nightlife. Photo credit: Wellpark College

  • Wellpark College provides amazing support to all students in a holistic learning environment. Photo credit: Wellpark College

    Wellpark College provides amazing support to all students in a holistic learning environment. Photo credit: Wellpark College

  • Foundational Sciences for Natural Therapies class. Photo credit: Wellpark College.

    Foundational Sciences for Natural Therapies class. Photo credit: Wellpark College.

  • Yoga classes for those training to become yoga teachers or yoga therapists. Photo credit: Wellpark College

    Yoga classes for those training to become yoga teachers or yoga therapists. Photo credit: Wellpark College

Courses in naturopathic & herbal medicine and nutrition

Bachelor of Naturopathic & Herbal Medicine (3 Years) 

A leading degree program that develops critical thinkers who can provide a holistic approach to individual cases. You will gain an extensive knowledge in a variety of health sciences including; anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, pathophysiology, microbiology, pharmacology and health assessment.  You will study a wide range of natural therapies; including nutrition, herbal medicine, massage and aromatherapy, all from a sound philosophical framework and research base. You will be trained in full health assessment that includes physical assessment, laboratory and functional medicine tests and you will practice under supervision at our student clinic.

Diploma in Nutrition (2 Years) 

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of various theories about, and approaches to nutrition. You will have a solid grounding in the health sciences including: human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nutritional biochemistry, pathology patterns of disease, microbiology and health assessment. Gain confidence as you apply the principles you have learned, working with clients in a supervised clinical environment.

Courses in yoga (teacher training), yoga therapy and massage therapies

Diploma in Yoga (1 Year)

The Wellpark College teacher training programme is a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance at levels 200 and 500 hours. Studying to be a yoga teacher with Wellpark College will not only provide you with a solid foundation into yoga asanas, anatomy and physiology, but we will also ensure that you have comprehensive understanding of the history, philosophy and traditions of yoga. Inspiring and supportive teachers along with the opportunity to lead lunch time college practices will see you graduating with the confidence to teach in the community at large. 

Diploma in Yoga Therapy (1 Year) 

Combining classical yoga with an understanding of medical sciences through the study of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.  You will learn how to design yoga therapy plans to facilitate healing in a clinical setting by using postures, breathing practices, mudra, cleansing techniques, relaxation and meditation practices

Diploma in Therapeutic Massage & Remedial Therapies (18 months) 

Learn about the workings of the body’s systems in physiology and gain an understanding of physical conditions, causation, symptoms and the effect on the body as well as treatment approaches for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, pathology and physiology, plus a range of assessment techniques to determine specific treatment approaches. A range of specialised therapies are introduced, and may be incorporated into the remedial massage session, including lymphatic drainage, sports massage, fascial release, neuromuscular techniques, articular mobilisation, acupressure and an introduction to cranial aspects. Theoretical knowledge is incorporated into weekly clinical practice sessions ensures that you graduate feeling confident to start practicing immediately.

Certificate in Relaxation Massage (6 Months) 

The Certificate in Relaxation Massage taught at Wellpark College provides a sound basis of anatomy and physiology. You are introduced to the principles of healing touch and how massage can be used as a healing medium. You will learn a range of Swedish massage strokes as well as additional techniques to enhance relaxation, and reduce stress and muscle tension. Specialised therapies and infant and pregnancy massage, reflexology and holistic pulsing are introduced. Supervised clinical practice is undertaken so you gain confidence in using massage in clinical practice prior to graduation from the certificate programme.

5 Reasons why you should Study Natural Health at Wellpark College

  1. Trust us to give you the best education! Wellpark College is a NZQA 'Highly Confident' Education Provider with 25 years’ experience.
  2. Internationally recognised qualification meaning Wellpark graduates are in high demand and have amazing career opportunities.
  3. Highly experienced teachers and caring support staff who are all passionate about integrated natural health and helping you achieve your education goals.
  4. Wellpark College is not for profit. We are for you! We offer great value for money.
  5. Study in a holistic environment, a beautiful campus, in a friendly city, in a stunning “green” country.

International student support – we are here to help you

All of the teachers and support staff here at Wellpark College are happy to help you, not only with your chosen study program, but as you settle into a new country and culture.

Denise Cowen, our student liaison manager will be the first person you speak with. Denise can help you with the enrolment process and all the general questions that you may have on studying in New Zealand.  Denise can give you links to New Zealand Immigration so that you can apply for your student visa, as well as provide you links to Auckland accommodation and transport websites.

Once you are here in New Zealand and enrolled you will have access to our facility programme leaders who will be able to offer you academic guidance. Our facility support staff will provide you with assessment submissions advice and help.  Our academic supervisor and librarian will be there to guide you through Moodle and Turnitin, as well as study skills workshops/tutorials.

Our college manager and academic leader are always available to help you with any larger issues that you may wish to discuss.

Wellpark College offers a family like supportive environment and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

We’d like to share with you - our campus, our city, our country!

We feel confident in saying that we think that you will really enjoy studying with us at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.  We have large airy classrooms set in beautiful gardens. We have a well-equipped student lounge, a tranquil herb garden to enjoy lunch in, a peaceful library and plenty of free parking.  The campus is a 1 minute walk to Grey Lynn village which has a number of health conscious cafes, eclectic shops and a large organic supermarket and on the weekends a popular farmers market. From the village you can get on a bus and travel 2km to the trendy suburb of Ponsonby or 3km into Auckland City.

Auckland City is vibrant with a young metropolitan scene, great for shopping and dining, with plenty of green spaces and inner city beaches. Set on a stunning harbour there is always plenty going on in the downtown area either at the Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct or the Britomart area.

Auckland city caters well for international students; there are plenty of inner city apartments to rent, easy bus and train links, and lots of free public events to enjoy on weekends.

Have a look at the Heart of the City Website to find out what’s going on.

We encourage you to see as much of New Zealand as you can while you are here. There are a number of tour companies online or hire a campervan and drive yourself.  Some highlights not to be missed;  Hobbiton (where Lord of the Ring was filmed), Rotorua for hot pools, geysers and Zorbing, Wellington for great shopping and nightlife and catching the Cook Straight Ferry to the mainland.  

Once you reach the South Island, you will be wowed by the big open spaces, enjoy whale watching in Kaikoura, wine tasting and seafood in Marlborough, adventure sports in Queenstown and tranquillity and peace in Wanaka.

Student Testimonials

  • Studying yoga at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies

    Studying yoga at Wellpark College has been a transformative experience. The calibre, depth and enthusiasm of teaching has been exceptional,...

  • Studying nutrition at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies

    I’m a trained cyto technologist (I work with cancer diagnostic) and I came to Wellpark to gain knowledge and skills in treating predominantly...

  • Studying naturopathy at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies

    Studying at Wellpark College has been a fulfilling journey on so many levels both professional and personal. My studies at Wellpark have...

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