Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Endeavour College of Natural Health (RTO 31489)

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About this course

This Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) course from Endeavour College of Natural Health trains students to become holistic healthcare practitioners. Through a series of practical training exercises and assessments, students learn about traditional Chinese medicine techniques based on the acknowledgement that stimulating specific points on the body balances the functions of the body, mind and spirit to restore health.

Students train in practical classes to acquire various diagnostic and treatment techniques, learning how to regulate the flow of qi (vital force) to balance the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restore health. In-class exercises are conducted with students practicing on each other to serve as a model for future engagement with clients.

Students will use Chinese medical theory to learn point stimulation and diagnostic skills, learning to restore energy flows by influencing the acupuncture points with needles, lasers or finger pressure.

This course is suitable for those seeking a career in holistic healthcare, working as an independent practitioner or alongside medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and naturopaths in both corrective and palliative capacities.

Graduates are required to apply for registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) if they wish to practise in Australia. At present, only students who study this course at the Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne or Perth campuses are eligible to apply for CMBA registration.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed Year 12

OR

  • Be a mature age student without Year 12 completion, but with relevant educational history

AND

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency equivalent to a 7.0 IELTS score

Areas of study

In this acupuncture course, the subjects you will study include: Core units – complete all:

  • Human biological science 1
  • Foundations of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Acupuncture channel theory
  • TCM terminology on Chinese
  • Foundations of communication and counselling
  • History and philosophy of natural medicine
  • Human biological science 2
  • TCM assessment and differentiation
  • Point location
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and palpation 1
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 1
  • Pathology and clinical science 1
  • Biochemistry for complementary therapists
  • Acupuncture therapeutics 1
  • Point classification and prescription
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 2
  • Tui na therapeutics 1
  • Chinese exercise therapy
  • Pathology and clinical science 2
  • Interpersonal skills of the helper
  • Acupuncture therapeutics 2
  • Chinese clinical medicine 1
  • Chinese clinical medicine 2
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 3
  • Tui na therapeutics 2
  • Pathology and clinical science 3
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical examination
  • Chinese clinical medicine 3
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 4
  • Chinese medicine – tui na clinical studies 1
  • Chinese clinical medicine 4
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 5
  • Chinese medicine – tui na clinical studies 2
  • Critical research skills
  • Chinese clinical medicine 5
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 6
  • Chinese dietetics
  • TCM research 1
  • History and development of Chinese medicine
  • Establish and manage a practice
  • Foundations of public health
  • TCM research 2
  • Chinese medicine – acupuncture clinical studies 7
  • Acupuncture practical clinical workshop

Elective units – complete 2:

  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Chinese herbal formulae
  • Tui na for women and children
  • Tui na for women and children clinic

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Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia’s leading provider of natural health education.

How will this course advance my career?

On completion of this course, students will have a broad knowledge of the natural health sciences, with a specialisation in acupuncture.

As an acupuncturist you can work as a sole trader, or alongside other allied health practitioners such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and naturopaths in both corrective and palliative capacities.

Successful students will also acquire a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree, with which you can apply for membership with a number of nationally recognised associations across Australia, including:

  • The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)
  • The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • The Federation of Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd (FCMA)

How else will I benefit from this bachelor’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from Endeavour College of Natural Health.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Apply for membership with a number of industry associations, including AACMA, ANTA, ATMS and FCMA.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

Affordable payment plans are also available for this course.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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As specialists in the field of natural therapy and alternative health care, Endeavour College of Natural Health is committed to producing highly trained graduates who go on to become leaders in their respective fields of practice.

With a diverse spectrum of courses that range from university programs through to online short courses, and six campuses located across Australia, Endeavour College of Natural Health has grown to become the largest natural health college in the southern hemisphere. Backed by Study Group, a global leader education, students are assured every opportunity to reach their career goals.
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