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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.
This course is offered for study at the following locations:
In order to enrol in this course, you must meet the following requirements:
In this acupuncture course, the subjects you will study include:
*Only certain subjects available online, all practical subjects must be studied on campus
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:
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.
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.
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