Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 3 years full-time; 6 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

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

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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)

Finance options

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.

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.
RTO 31489
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.
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 Beauty also offers its students full access to highly confidential counselling services, as well as careers advice and career development services.

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