Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

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
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Awarded by: Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd t/a Endeavour College of Natural Health

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About this course

Delivered by Endeavour College of Natural Health, this Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) degree offers rigorous theoretical and practical training in using natural therapies to heal and maintain health.

Students will study herbal medicine, diet and nutrition, flower essence therapy, nutritional supplementation and iris analysis and gain a general understanding of this complete medical system designed to treat illness and restore health. In addition, some subjects may be taken online to facilitate flexible learning. Practical classes will be taught by qualified clinical practitioners, meaning you'll have the opportunity to develop crucial clinical skills such as screening and undertaking patient assessments, patient examinations, bedside manner and treatment procedures.

Upon completion of this degree, you will walk away with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of healthcare contexts, and be able to work alongside other allied health professionals such as acupuncturists, physiotherapists and chiropractors.

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 naturopathy course, the subjects you will study include: Core units:

  • Human biological science 1
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • History of healing
  • Foundations of communication and counselling
  • Naturopathic philosophy, principles and practice
  • Human biological science 2
  • Foundations of human nutrition
  • Herbal Botany and Manufacturing
  • Herbal medicine Materia Medica1
  • Foundations of critical enquiry
  • Medicinal food science
  • Pathology and clinical science 1
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Herbal medicine Materia Medica2
  • Psychology and counselling theory
  • Clinical skills 1
  • Herbal medicine pharmacology and pharmacognosy
  • Pathology and clinical science 2
  • Pathology and clinical science 3
  • Sociology of food
  • Flower essence therapy
  • Clinical herbal medicine
  • Clinical skills 2
  • Dietary planning across the lifespan
  • Clinical diagnostic techniques
  • Clinical examination
  • Clinical nutritional medicine
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 1
  • Interpersonal skills of the helper
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 2
  • Advanced herbal medicine
  • Foundations of public health
  • Nutritional physiology research
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 3A
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 3B
  • Establish and manage a practice

Elective units:

  • Homeopathic acute prescribing
  • Comparative Materia Medica
  • Homeopathic case taking
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and palpation 1
  • Myofascial release
  • Myotherapy for the lower body 1
  • Myotherapy for the upper body 1
  • Community public health nutrition
  • Indigenous plant medicine
  • Energetics of food
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight management in health and disease

*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, accredited Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) graduates can enjoy a range of career options either opening up an independent practice or joining a multidisciplinary clinic with acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, musculoskeletal therapists, massage therapists, medical practitioners, and psychologists. Students may choose to apply for further study, or pursue a specialisation such as women's medicine, cancer, children's health, autoimmune diseases, environmental medicine, men's medicine, autism spectrum disorder, allergies or digestive disorders. Graduates may also go on to write professional articles and appear in the media, work for natural product companies, provide product support or conduct technical writing for journals and textbooks worldwide.

On completion of this program, graduates may apply for membership with the following associations:

  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH)
  • National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)

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).

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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. 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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