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Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time; 6 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

  • Location:


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About this course

Delivered by Endeavour College of Natural Health, this Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) offers a practice-based approach to learning, with a focus on practical classes, teaching clinics and hands-on experience supervised by qualified instructors.

Students learn about nutrient adequacy, food quality, dietary behaviours and lifestyle, and assess these factors to create individualised nutrition care plans. Practical classes also provide opportunity for students to practice interviewing and case assessment techniques, as well as physical clinical examination and treatment procedures. In addition, some subjects may be taken online to facilitate flexible learning.

Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine graduates may enter clinical practice or corporate or consulting services. In addition, there are a range of postgraduate opportunities in nutrition and public health open to Endeavour College students.


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 6.5 IELTS score

Areas of study

In this nutrition course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Human biological science 1
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • History of healing
  • Foundations of communication and counselling
  • Sociology of food
  • Human biological science 2
  • Foundations of human nutrition
  • Medicinal food science
  • Psychology and counselling theory
  • Foundations of critical enquiry
  • Pathology and clinical science 1
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Clinical examination
  • Energetics of food
  • Clinical skills 1
  • Nutritional medicine clinical skills 2
  • Clinical diagnostic techniques
  • Pathology and clinical science 2
  • Pathology and clinical science 3
  • Clinical nutritional medicine
  • Weight management in health and disease 3
  • Nutritional medicine clinical practicum 1
  • Interpersonal skills of the helper
  • Dietary planning across the lifespan
  • Sports nutrition
  • Foundations of public health
  • Nutritional physiology research
  • Nutritional medicine clinical practicum 2A
  • Nutritional medicine clinical practicum 2B
  • Establish and manage a practice
  • Community public health nutrition

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

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.
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.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Sydney, Western Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane, Gold Coast
  • Western Australia: Perth
  • South Australia: Adelaide

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) graduates can enjoy a range of career options including corporate health, nutritional consulting in various health-related businesses, complementary medicine safety and compliance, complementary medicine nutrition education, nutraceutical innovation and development, and nutraceutical sales and marketing.

Students may also choose to pursue a specialisation or apply for postgraduate study.

Further, graduates of the Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine degree may apply for membership with a range of nationally recognised associations, including:

  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • The Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)

Curious about where a career in nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Nutritionist
  • Dietetics Assistant
  • Dietary Aide
  • Dietician

Payment options & support

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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