Wellpark Mixed Mode Learning
We are excited to offer you the option of flexible learning in a way that still ensures a top quality education.
Mixed Mode Learning is a combination of distance learning (online content & virtual classrooms) and face to face learning in block courses held on campus.
Anyone with Internet access can now study off campus and attend scheduled block course on campus.
Mixed Mode Learning is available from 2017 for the Diploma in Nutrition (1st year mixed mode, full time study, 2nd year on campus) and the Bachelor of Naturopathic & Herbal Medicine (study either full or part time, 1st & 2nd year Mixed Mode, 3rd year on campus).
You will need to complete your final year on campus to gain the practical clinical experience you need to be a confident, safe practitioner.
Diploma in NutritionBachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine
- You can learn from your own home at a time that suits you – you can either participate in a virtual classroom session or log in later at a more convenient time and watch the recorded session.
- Your practical learning sessions will be run at the college in Grey Lynn (Albany campus from 2018) during 1-2 week block courses throughout the year.
- You can live outside of Auckland and travel up/down for the block courses – we will advise you on accommodation options in the area
- You will still receive the world famous Wellpark Learning Experience – we will be in touch with you on a regular basis and we are always here to help you. You will see your tutors live in the classroom and participate in frequent lively discussions and Q&A forums with your tutor(s) and other classmates, making lifelong connections with like-minded individuals throughout your time on the Programme
Click to book a casual Skype chat with our Admissions team and find out if Mixed Mode Learning is right for you, firstname.lastname@example.org
Read through some of the more frequently asked questions below.
If you choose full time study allow 40 hours a week for both webinars and self-directed study.
A laptop or tablet, a webcam, speakers, headphones and access to WIFI.
Yes you can study Part time for your Bachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine, but only Full Time study is available for the 2 year Diploma in Nutrition, which will require 40 hours a week for both webinars and self-directed study and 20 hours a week part time.
No, Mixed Mode learning requires the same commitment as attending a face-to-face course.
The time you need to commit to study full time is 40 hours a week for both webinars and self-directed study. If you feel you have the energy and time outside of this we recommend not having a job of more than 10 hours a week.
We will consider cross-crediting for Mixed Mode learning programme. Please be aware that all learning outcomes would need to be covered in the courses you wish to cross credit. For more information please see the Crosscrediting/RPL form: Credit-Transfer Form
No, the block courses are pre-set and compulsory to attend. If you don’t attend these courses you will not pass the qualification, no exceptions. The block courses cannot be taken out of order as they each cover different things The Block course dates for semester 1 of 2017 are ;
Naturopathy 11th – 20th February / 19th – 22nd April / 29th June – 4th July
Nutrition 11th – 19th February / 21st – 23rd April / 29th June – 2nd July.
Once enrolled we will supply you with a list of required books and materials and suggested places to source these from. These are purchased outside of the fees at the student’s expense.
Tutors are available via email contact. See student handbook for details.
Written assignments will be submitted online through Moodle, our online learning support system. Theory and Practical tests and exams will be sat during block courses.
No, the second year of the Diploma in Nutrition and the third year of the Bachelor of Naturopathic & Herbal Medicine must be done on campus and at our student clinic at Kawai Purapura, Mill Lane Albany, Auckland, which includes the clinical programme. The learning that takes place during these supervised clinical sessions will ensure that you graduate with confidence and that you are ready to consult or even set up your own practice. This means being in Auckland for at least three full days of face to face classes a week.
Requests can be submitted to librarian, books will be sent via courier with a return courier slip included to return the books.
We will add you to closed facebook groups for discussion/networking purposes. We will also be pairing up Mixed Mode learning students for support.