Learning to suit your location
Wellpark College offers a combination of live interactive classrooms and on campus study.
In 2020 you will be able to study:
- Years 1 & 2 of the Bachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine, which are delivered through mixed mode (on and off-campus students sharing interactive classrooms; and Year 3, when students complete the final year on campus to gain the practical clinical experience to become a skilled and confident practitioner). Students receive access to comprehensive learning materials and a Lead Tutor for each session of the course.
- One year of the Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage through Blended Delivery (see below). Students receive access to comprehensive learning materials and a Lead Tutor for each session of the course.
A student who enrols at Wellpark College and attends most of their courses off site but attends prescheduled sessions according to the syllabus in interactive classroom sessions with selected courses attended through Immersions and 3rd year for BNHM students).
On campus student:
A student who enrols at Wellpark College and attends all of their courses on campus. Some programmes or years require this status.
Blended delivery is not a term we use for any BNHM courses, and is a term we use for the Massage Programme. This is an approved delivery mode that encompasses pre-recorded theory sessions and practical sessions that are conducted on campus and are not recorded.
These following two terms are descriptors for the BNHM Years 1 & 2 course delivery mode only:
An approved Programme of Study with on and off campus students participating simultaneously in prescheduled live classroom sessions. The sessions are recorded. Wellpark College primarily uses interactive technology including Zoom and ActivPanels.
Live interactive classrooms:
This is the name of the session’s delivery mode, which is students are expected to schedule and attend all session according to the course syllabus – if they do not attend the session, they will be marked absent. The sessions are interactive group-based sessions where students learn through ActivPanel technology. Recordings are not permitted to be downloaded (see Privacy Act).
Face to face is an occasional term we use to describe the act of the students in the classroom – it does not describe a delivery method. At Wellpark, we use the acronym ‘F2F’.
A term we use when we describe the presentation of a Test/Exam through Moodle (online).
Attendance and Achievement summary:
80% attendance is a requirement for all courses with a 100% attendance requirement for practical components (see Student Handbook). Students must achieve at least 50% or a Competency grade for ALL course assessments.
All students receive the well-recognised Wellpark learning experience. Faculty staff are in regular contact to help. Students engage in discussion with Tutors in the live classrooms and additionally through Moodle Q&A forums with your classmates, networking and making lifelong connections with like-minded individuals.
All of the courses for each year of a programme must be completed before a student can enrol in courses in subsequent years.
Click to book a Skype chat with our Enrolment Advisor and find out if Mixed mode learning (BNHM) or Blended Learning (Massage) is right for you.
Read through some of the more frequently asked questions below.
If you choose full-time study, allow 40 hours a week for both tutor directed live interactive and practical sessions and self-directed study. The Massage Diploma will include pre-recorded sessions.
Yes you can study Part time when the selected programme is available. If you choose part-time study, allow 20 hours a week for tutor directed live interactive and practical sessions and self-directed study. The Massage Diploma will include pre-recorded sessions.
Yes. Also see Can I study Fulltime or Part-time. To avoid burnout or poor attendance/achievement /motivation, we advise students, enrolled on any programme, to work no more 10 hours a week. Part-time students will be able to work up to 20 hours a week – also keep in mind family commitments.
No, Immersion sessions are pre-set with mandatory attendance (100%). If you do not attend these courses nor make Up a Missed Practical Session through an approval process, you will not pass the course, no exceptions. Immersion sessions cannot be taken out of order as they each cover topics in sequence. Immersion dates are listed on the website.
Written assessments are uploaded through the E-learning platform Moodle. Other practical assessments, Tests and Exams will be sat online or during the immersion sessions.
No. The clinical components of the Massage Diploma and the 3rd year of the naturopathic and herbal medicine degree are conducted on campus or through approved community service learning. Supervised clinical sessions ensure that students graduate with practice skills and confidence, ready to consult or even set up clinical practice. This means being in Auckland for at 3-4 full days of coursework a week during term time.
We will add you to closed Facebook groups for discussion/networking purposes. We provide regular Moodle News forums and updates and through the interactive sessions find that students are in contact with each other week to week.