Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: On Campus
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
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Duration: 4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd t/a Endeavour College of Natural Health

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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.

Campus locations

This course is offered for study at the following locations:

  • Adelaide - 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Brisbane - Level 2, 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Gold Coast - 105 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215
  • Melbourne - Level 1, 368 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Perth - Lower Ground, 170 Wellington St, East Perth WA 6004
  • Sydney - Level 2, 815 - 825 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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:

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

*Only certain subjects available online, all practical subjects must be studied on campus

Hear more about Australia's leading provider of natural health education.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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)

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a government study loan through FEE-HELP, to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Alternatively, you can pay for your course fees upfront.

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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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. Endeavour College of Natural Health is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Campus locations
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
Brisbane – Level 2, 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Gold Coast – 105 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215
Melbourne – Level 1, 368 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – Lower Ground, 170 Wellington St, East Perth WA 6004
Sydney – Level 2, 815 - 825 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Western Sydney – 10 Parkview Dr, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
To help students reach their academic goals, Endeavour College of Natural Health offers a range of student support services including a dedicated team of student support professionals, free study skills workshops, and additional tutoring sessions for students with learning difficulties.

Endeavour College of Natural Health also offers its students full access to highly confidential counselling services, as well as careers advice and career development services.

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