Faculty and Staff
Among chiropractic schools, the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is unique in that it emphasizes Chiropractic Philosophy to be more than an academic course…it is a way of life. The College’s Board of Directors and its President, Dr Eric Russell, are pioneering visionaries and innovative academicians in that they have made it their responsibility to help their students grow into the role of healers rather than just providing them with techniques and patient skills. In a true sense, the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is helping to heal the healers through enhancing their life skills as well as their commitment to providing them with leading edge science.
The New Zealand College of Chiropractic offers its students a wonderful blend of mind, body and spirit wisdom in a direct hands-on academic environment. Unlike the Darwinian survival of the fittest, dog-eat-dog mentality, that characterizes the competition among medical students, the New Zealand College of Chiropractic has cultivated a mutual respect and caring amongst the students that will surely contribute greatly to their careers as compassionate healers in the world. As a lecturer, I was thoroughly impressed by the closely-knit community formed by the students, and even more so, by the dedication and camaraderie displayed among the school’s young and enthusiastic faculty. Though I have been involved with a number of large and prestigious universities, I believe none has provided a more nurturing academic environment than New Zealand College of Chiropractic. One of the most revealing attributes of the school’s excellence is reflected in the fact that its graduates still express all the excitement about their career choice as they expressed as students on their first day of school.
And of course, there is the fact that this school is located in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful, peaceful and healthy countries in the world. I can readily understand how visionaries such as Edgar Cayce and Buckminster Fuller prophesized that New Zealand would serve as the model community for the world’s future evolution. The nurturing New Zealand life style, which is reflected in the reduced stress on both its citizens and its environment, is palpable. Margaret and I truly found it difficult to leave the serenity of New Zealand and return to the States…but we are blessed, for we have been invited back to Paradise each year.
So, why chiropractic? Because it is a proven, effective health modality that is philosophically in alignment with leading edge modern science.
Why New Zealand College of Chiropractic? Simply because the school provides a superb academic environment that is evolving along with the community of its graduates. The world is in desperate need of healing and I feel the graduates of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic will be a powerful force in bringing wholeness to our world. If you are considering a career in healthcare or know someone who is, I unreservedly recommend the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, for it is the prototypic model for the future of academia.
Dr Bruce Lipton, Lecturer in Immunology at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic