Tracie Burke, Owner Of TITLE® Boxing Club - Parkville: Featured WellSpring Graduate

Graduates of WellSpring School of Allied Health programs have a diverse range of career opportunities when they leave the school, and it's great to be able to catch up with them and see how they're doing.

WellSpring got in touch with Tracie Burke, graduate and owner of TITLE ® Boxing Club in Parkville, Mo. to discuss how her education and training prepared her for a career in personal training. While personal training and nutrition have always been a hobby, Tracie finally decided to make them a career after 20 years working in corporate America.

When asked about her reasons for choosing WellSpring Allied Health, Tracie said, “I had heard from several people that it was a great program and I knew I could be NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified with them. Just being certified gives you the confidence and clients respect your opinion knowing you have studied personal training and nutrition.”

For Tracie, the most enjoyable and helpful parts of WellSpring’s programs were hearing from instructors who combined their own personal training careers while teaching students.

Tracie advises personal trainers to “map out your workout ahead of time for all of your clients.” and that if fitness is your passion, then you should definitely pursue a career in nutrition and personal training.

Thanks so much to Tracie for taking the time to chat with WellSpring, and if you’re in Parkville, check out TITLE ® Boxing Club.


WellSpring School of Allied Health Announces Campaign #BestEdu

While most schools concentrate on their amazing instructors, students and programs, we want to commend everyone for shouting out to us on Twitter and talking about us on Facebook about how amazing WellSpring is and why they attend our school. Over the last several weeks, we have noticed an incremental increase in the online chatter regarding why students chose WellSpring! In response, we have launched a new campaign, #BestEdu. It’s about why we are different! We want you to tell us why you came here whether you are a current student or graduate - share your story.

If we were once shy about our bragging rights, we are going to let them shine now. Take a look at some of our achievements! We’re super excited to have aggregate graduation and retention rates of 78 percent and 89 percent average, respectively, and many students are proud to call the school a second home, but what else sets WellSpring above the rest?

Is it the passionate, caring instructors? The awesome, lifelong friendships to be found? Our state-of-the-art programs? We want to know! Tell us what makes WellSpring “click” on Twitter, Facebook and anywhere else you can using the hashtag #BestEdu.

Medical assisting student
Virgenia Carter found her home at WellSpring when she decided to do something for herself. “The instructors are knowledgeable and the people here really do care,” Carter said. “They want you to succeed.”

One of our personal training graduates,
Lindsey Lewis, said that WellSpring helped her hit the ground running. “I really have enjoyed WellSpring because it’s not just any cookie-cutter program. We talk about not only just physical fitness, but we talk about nutrition, flexibility, meditation, and how basically all those put together make a whole body,” she said.

“These statistics trace to our
positive environment and our supportive and mentoring instructional style,” Don Farquharson, CEO of WellSpring Resources, Inc., said. “There aren't any schools that I know of in the metro area that have these kinds of numbers.”

The school is also nationally accredited by
ABHES, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and approved to operate by both the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Kansas Board of Regents. The Personal Training and Wellness Program is endorsed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


Wellspring Announces Facebook Contest Winner

WellSpring School of Allied Health is excited to announce Lora Enfield as the winner of the “WellSpring Difference” Facebook contest!

Earlier this month, WellSpring launched a contest encouraging the school’s Facebook fans and Twitter followers to spread word about the “WellSpring Difference” by sharing WellSpring’s massage therapy and personal training programs. The contestants competed for a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card.

The response was resounding. Dozens of students, graduates and supporters of the school joined in on the fun in the hopes of winning the card, but Lora Enfield came out on top with the most likes, shares and comments on her post.
For those who missed out this time, stay tuned! WellSpring has lots of contests planned for the future, which means many more chances to win! Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Massage Therapy One of the Fastest Growing Jobs in the US

USA Today reported that massage therapy, WellSpring School of Allied Health’s most popular program, is one of the fastest growing job fields in the United States.

Learn more about massage therapy at WellSpring.

USA Today noted a spike in massage therapists jobs as a result of an increased number of spas and massage clinics around the country. According to USA Today, massage therapy has seen a whopping 162 percent 10-year job growth and employs a total of 71,040 people. The median annual pay for a massage therapist is $35,970.

The massage therapy program at WellSpring provides training that includes resume preparation, effective interview techniques, plus a Career Services department that helps to connect students with better employers. The school features an 82 percent career placement rate for massage therapy graduates, but the truth is, job openings are so plentiful, anyone who wants to work in the field will find a spot.

Students can increase employability by enrolling in the Massage Diploma Program, where they can be certified to become a massage therapy practitioner in just over a year, or they can enroll in the Integrative Massage and Wellness Degree Program and complete it in as few as 18 months. Graduates of this program earn an associate degree of occupational studies and are credentialed as either a master massage therapist, or a massage therapist and certified personal trainer.