You’re Invited To WellSpring’s Open House July 8, 2014

If you’re passionate about health and wellness and have been thinking about a career in massage therapy, personal training or medical assisting, join WellSpring School of Allied Health at our open house July 8, 2014. Plus, if you’re already a student, you’ll have a chance to win a gift card by referring people to the event!

At the open house event, you’ll receive complimentary chair massages, health assessments and free snacks and refreshments. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process and financial aid opportunities, and graduates and current students of WellSpring will share their experiences at the school and how they’ve transitioned into new careers.

The open house will be divided into two one-hour sessions, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m., and both sessions will be held at WellSpring’s Kansas City campus.

We’re also announcing a contest for referring the most prospects to the school. Prizes, which included gift cards valued at $20, $30 and $40, will be awarded to the three people who refer the most people to the open house event. The people who are referred must actually show up at the event for it to count. You’ll also have a chance to earn $100 for every referral who starts classes and stays.

Bring your friends! If you’d like to take part in the chair massage or free health assessment, please dress appropriately. This is a casual event.

When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:00 and 6:00pm
Where: WellSpring School of Allied Health
9140 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114

How Much: Free


WellSpring Excellence In Education Award News Picked Up By Yahoo! Finance

The press release WellSpring School of Allied Health distributed earlier this week about its Massage Envy Spa “Excellence In Education” Award was picked up by several news sites including Yahoo! Finance and Broadway World Fitness.

WellSpring received the award earlier this year for its excellence in its massage therapy program, which has an 82 percent career placement rate for graduates. It was one of only six schools across the U.S. to receive this prestigious award.

According to Massage Envy Spa, the winners of the award were based on educational program, curriculum, level of student and graduate support, involvement within the industry, graduate feedback, additional outstanding achievements and recognition from accrediting agencies and industry associations.


Tracy Moeller Promoted To Director of Education

Earlier this year, Tracy Moeller was promoted to director of education at WellSpring School of Allied Health. She chatted with us about what her promotion means, some of the health and wellness trends she sees and more, plus she shared some of her advice for WellSpring students.

Tracy Moeller

Moeller has her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University. She said that her love of teaching started in grad school as a TA. During her time in Phoenix, she was the general manager of a large-scale fitness center, served as the director of its nutrition program and did personal training for the company.

Check out her Q&A below!

As education director, what are some goals you have for WellSpring, its programs, staff and students?

We have a common goal to be the elite career school in the Kansas City area. I would like to focus on helping the staff implement innovative ways of delivering material in the classroom. This will help keep the students involved and excited. I have a goal to help introduce new programs to the school and industry. There are holes in the wellness field that need to be filled, and we have the capability to develop and supply the necessary training. Since the majority of our instructors are part-time, I would like to help them to network and grow their own businesses. Networking is now a part of each program at WellSpring and we are offering seminars on this very topic at least twice a year.
How do you hope to inspire students and staff with your new position?
Since WellSpring incorporates both wellness and medical programs, I would like promote a relationship between the two. Exercise As Medicine and Nutrition As Medicine are movements that encourage people to use physical activity and diet as disease prevention mechanisms. I want to get students moving in any way, to promote an overall healthy lifestyle.
What changes, if any, do you predict in the health and wellness education field?

With our aging population, I see more emphasis put on disease prevention. Wellness centers are a great option for this. They encompass a full-circle approach to health: massage, personal training/exercise, chiropractic, nutrition, acupuncture, etc. I also see the possibility of partnerships between personal trainers and physicians.  The Exercise As Medicine and Nutrition As Medicine programs are focused on bridging this gap.
What motivates you?

Seeing the light bulb go off in a student’s eyes when they grasp a new concept is the best. That motivates me – making a difference in someone else’s life, helping them see that they are capable of achieving their dream career.
What is some advice you have for WellSpring students?

Act as if you are already a professional in the field.  Stick with it and be positive!


WellSpring Personal Training Students Graduate With Honors!

Our personal training students are pushing it to the next level and graduating with some seriously cool academic achievements. These graduates have worked hard to achieve triple certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and are all graduating with 4.0 GPAs.

Don Farquharson, president of WellSpring, said, “We’re very proud to see our students succeed. We know they will be a valuable asset to their clients and the health and wellness industry.”

Check them out the students below!

Kristen Jukes
1301KFDT, personal training, 4.0, academic achievement award recipient.

Curt Searcy
1301KFDT, personal training, 4.0, academic achievement award recipient.

Danielle Walker
1209KFDT, personal training, 4.0, academic achievement award recipient.