Current Online Students

“I am a part-time student doing the degree in Natural Medicine with South Pacific College of Natural Medicine. The degree is structured beautifully, the courses interlink in a progressive way enhancing development. The lecturers are experts, and as students, we are encouraged to engage and communicate with them. All classes are in a zoom environment and for those of us who cannot attend campus and choose to study from a distance it is invaluable – I am part of the classroom as it is in real time and recorded as well.

The college holds onsite weekends where we can experience the college and have access to the herb garden and the library, where we can engage with our peers and build deeper connections with the lecturers and all the staff as well. I have felt supported during my time at SPCNM, especially during a time where I was grieving deeply for the sudden loss of my friend. SPCNM guided me through this process, and I felt looked after and cared for. I was able to grieve and take the time I needed. I am truly grateful for the extensions and having weekly meetings with the Academic Director who took my education seriously. He helped me build a plan that was achievable, and I felt like a valued member of SPCNM, because I am. I am grateful for the support and caring environment from all the staff at SPCNM.

For anyone who is thinking about starting the journey in natural health, I encourage you to enrol with SPCNM. I am honoured to call myself a student here.”

“I have always had a passion for plants and food and how mother nature can help us to heal and thrive. I began my journey at South Pacific by taking the Biochemistry of Foods personal interest paper and I knew that I had found my ‘thing’! The following year I started full-time on-campus study.

Nothing compares to South Pacific’s support and community feel – the attentiveness and passion of the lectures and small class sizes have given me the opportunity to learn more and have fun while doing it!

My lecturers, fellow students, and the beautiful campus with its medicinal herb garden, library and on-site clinic have created such a nourishing study experience. South Pacific upholds quality education on holistic health while also creating an environment for students to embody what we learn! ln my opinion, this is by far the top place in New Zealand to study Naturopathy.”

“I am in alignment with my values, living my truth, and being supported academically and personally by the most uplifting ethos, pathos and passion of a dedicated team of professionals who work coherently in providing a supporting, nurturing and challenging environment. I have travelled a very circuitous route back to myself and cannot put into words the feeling of ‘rightness’ I have at South Pacific College of Natural Medicine.

I am currently in my 2nd part time year of the Bachelor of Natural Medicine degree and have been fully seen, heard and made to feel at home. All staff and fellow students have a smile, say hello, ask how you are, how you are getting along. The atmosphere is gentle and kind, and we are constantly reminded to reach out for help if we are struggling, whether that be academically or personally. Access to resources and accommodating different learning styles is well thought out, tutors are clearly knowledgeable and generous with their time and expertise and support staff are very approachable; nothing is too much trouble.

I am excited to be continuing my journey and studies with SPCNM, and look forward to this being my home for the next few years.”