University Lovran - Wellness Academy, Lovran

University Lovran - Wellness Academy, Lovran


Contact info

Šetalište M.Tita 19/2, Hotel Lovran, 51 415 Lovran

Tel: + 385 51 293 851


Working hours

Monday – Saturday 8:00-20:00 

Contact person

Lana Klobas / Irena Plantak – orders

Tel: + 385 51 293 851



Jelica Popić, – director/professional information

Phone: + 385 91 504 05 17

E mail:

About us

The director of the Wellness Academy Jelica Popić, Dr. Med. is the founder and initiator of the first wellness centre in Croatia in 2000. Since then, we have been working in the wellness and medical tourism sector as educators, consultants, offering services and promoting wellness and medical tourism. We are located in Hotel Lovran in Lovran.

Classes and practical work is held in a real environment. Other than the hall for lectures, attendants gain knowledge and experience in the practicum of the Wellness Academy, Laurana Spa medical wellness centre. Laurana spa offer services to domestic people, us well to tourists who are staying in Hotel Lovran and to private accommodations in the vicinity.

Our teachers and trainers are all with long experience and practice. We advocate for standardization of the offer, quality services and licensed providers of services in wellness and medical tourism in Kvarner and in Croatia.

We are researching trends and the offer and demand of wellness in Croatia. We are attending conferences and professional gatherings. We advise investors in planning wellness and have trained the wellness staff in numerous wellness centers in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Special offer (Laurana Spa)

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Education – University Lovran

  • Verified occupation with registry in the work book: Wellness manager, Wellness therapist, Masseur bath therapist
  • Permanent professional training for wellness workers: Courses for massage and cosmetic care, Manager of psychophysical relaxation
  • Permanent professional training of health workers:

TCM medicine, Aroma & phytotherapy, Coaching methods – autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation, creative visualization, yoga...

Additional information

We offer top quality services regulated by internal standards and standards of the German wellness association (Deutsche Wellness Verband).

We have participated in 4 EU projects in the sector of schooling, health, tourism and human potential.

We are employing seven people (doctor, physiotherapist, beautician, yoga trainer, two graduated economists and a master in journalism) and several external correspondents in classes.


  • Ministry of health
  • Ministry of tourism
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
  • Croatia - Full of Life
  • Primorje-Gorski kotar County
  • City of Rijeka
  • University of Rijeka
  • Temos international
  • Lublin