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Wellpark College of Natural Therapies


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Bachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine (Level 7)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: February-2020
Wellpark College of Natural Therapies
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The Bachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine combines the skills of phenomenology (the study of experience, deep observation, and consciousness of the human condition learned over centuries) with modern-day science, to bring the best in complementary medicine.

In the first two years of study, you will gain extensive knowledge in a variety of health sciences including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, pathophysiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. Students will gain an understanding of research methods and the application of research to clinical practice while maintaining the core philosophy that underpins natural medicine.
A wide range of natural therapies are studied in-depth including nutrition, herbal medicine, massage, and aromatherapy, all from a sound philosophical framework and research base.
You are trained in full health assessment that includes physical assessment, laboratory and functional medicine tests. In the final year, your previous learning is applied in a clinical setting under the supervision of the clinical supervisors in one-to-one sessions with clients.
In preparation for clinical practice, you will develop a business plan in your final year.


Graduates can apply for registration with the Natural Health Council(NZ) or the New Zealand Charter.

Career Opportunities:

This qualification will provide you with the skills to embark on a variety of rewarding careers:

  • naturopathic practitioner in private practice or within an integrated medical practice
  • corporate or company naturopath, or sales or marketing role
  • advisor to a health product company
  • consultant to a health shop or pharmacy
  • teaching or community education
  • health retreats
  • with other professional training in social work or nursing.

Entry criteria

To be accepted into the Wellpark College Bachelor of Naturopathy Programme, you must meet the following entry criteria.

Be 18 years of age prior to commencing your programme

Have passed NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent level if you hold overseas qualifications.

Have no communicable diseases, physical or psychological impairments that may adversely affect your ability to undertake a programme of study or work with people in a clinical setting.

A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved NZQA subject list or the equivalent level if you hold overseas qualifications

Be able to communicate competently in English. International students or residents whose first language is neither English nor Maori shall provide IELTS results with a minimum band score of 6.5 overall and not less than 6 in each band or evidence of a comparable level of proficiency in written and spoken English.

Applicants must show that they have the qualities required of a health practitioner in order to be enrolled on our programmes, including excellent communication skills, emotional stability, empathy, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills, respect for people and rules and the physical and intellectual ability to complete the programme.


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