Media & Press

Rhodes Wellness College welcomes opportunities to assist members of the media. If you have questions, are seeking an interview or expert commentary on wellness, life skills, coaching, counselling, education, or the health and wellness industry, we will be happy to assist you.

Please contact our President, Ben Colling at (604) 708-4416 for more information or send an email to ben@rhodescollege.ca.

On Video

This short film shows you Rhodes Wellness College through the eyes of our students.
Through their journey and experiences, you will be taken on a path of change.  

In the News

Press Release

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2020

Rhodes Wellness College and Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA) are now Sister Schools.

The owners of Rhodes Wellness College (Rhodes) have acquired Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA). VSOHA has been providing Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Yoga Therapy, and Bodywork Therapy. VOSHA is a Category 1 Designate Institution, registered with the Private Training Division (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education in B.C. Ben Colling, President of Rhodes Wellness College, stated “We are ecstatic to welcome to our school environment a school with the stature and reputation of VSOHA. Its values align perfectly with that of Rhodes and there will be many opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni to collaborate together.” VSOHA focuses on emotional and spiritual development accompanied with physical movement (in its yoga teacher training), physical treatment (in its bodywork therapy training) and a combination of both (in its yoga therapy training) for its students.

Rhodes Wellness College has been in operations now for close to 25 years and is one of the most respected counselling colleges in the country. Rhodes students who complete the Professional Counselling Diploma can become Registered Professional Counsellors (RPC’s) through the Canadian Professional Counselling Association. Life Coaching students are eligible to become International Coaching Federation (ICF). Rhodes has also just released a first-of-its kind nutrition counselling program where graduates will combine the skills of a holistic nutritionist, life coach, and counsellor to become Registered Health and Nutrition Counsellors (RHNC’s) with the Health Coach Alliance.

For more information, please contact Ben Colling, President of Rhodes Wellness College and the Vancouver School of Healing Arts at ben@rhodescollege.ca.


Rhodes Wellness College has been featured in numerous publications, including the Vancouver Sun, The Province, Shared Vision and Balanced Life Magazine, Huffington Post, Business in Vancouver, Consumer Health Digest, Moods Magazine, and Elevate Magazine.

We have been interviewed for TV on the CBC Morning show, and for radio on CKNW, The Beat, Fairchild Radio, and Jack FM.

If you would like a member of Rhodes Wellness College to submit an article for publication, please contact Ben Colling at (604) 708-4416.  

History

Rhodes Wellness College opened in 1996. The first program offered was the popular Life Skills Coach Certificate program, followed by the Life Skills Counsellor Certificate program. The college launched its first diploma program in 1999, with the Life Skills Instructor Diploma program (now called the Life Coach Diploma program).

In response to the growing needs of employers and government agencies concerned with creating healthy workplaces and individuals, and to address the growing need for qualified and recognized education in this area, the Wellness Counsellor Diploma program was developed in 2001.

Rhodes Wellness College has introduced an advanced Professional Counsellor Diploma Program. This program combines a complete education in wellness, coaching, and counselling with enhanced professional skill development and support for professional accreditation. Graduates of this program also receive assistance in working towards their Registered Professional Counsellor designation.

The Life Skills Coach Certificate course has received ACSTH accreditation from the International Coach Federation, creating a pathway for graduates to obtain professional accreditation in the coaching field.

Our Addictions Counsellor Diploma provides training for those individuals wishing to specialize in addictions counselling. Part time and online studies are now available.  

Quick Facts

  • Associations and Designations
    Private Training Institutions Branch

    Education Quality Assurance (EQA)

    Designated Learning Institution (DLI) permitted by Immigration Canada to accept and admit international students

    Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

    International Coach Federation
    Better Business Bureau

    British Columbia Career Colleges Association
    Canadian Association of Life Skills Coaches and Associations

Media Contact

If you have any questions, are seeking expert commentary, article submissions or interviews, please contact our President, Ben Colling at (604) 708-4416 or send an email to ben@rhodescollege.ca for more information.

About Rhodes Wellness College

Rhodes Wellness College is a national leader in wellness, coaching, and counselling education. The college is registered and accredited with the Private Training Institutions Branch Students come from all over the world to experience our unique and powerful education system.

The programs at Rhodes Wellness College use an experiential approach that combines practical skills training with intense personal development and healing. Graduates of Rhodes Wellness College exhibit strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and enter the employment market with highly marketable skills. An education at Rhodes Wellness College provides a great point of entry for those who are new to the wellness, coaching and counselling industries. Those with previous academic or industry experience choose Rhodes Wellness College because of the emphasis on applied skills development and experiential learning.