Diploma of Health Science

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Think Colleges Pty Ltd

  • Location

    NSW, QLD

  • Career Outcomes:

    Holistic Wellness Coach | Naturopath | Allied Health Worker | Allied Health Assistant | Health Officer | View All

Course Rundown

Take the first step in an exciting career working in holistic health and wellness by studying this Diploma of Health Science course. 

With a broad focus and scientific grounding, this course is designed for students seeking an introduction to the concepts and practice of holistic health care, and suits anyone looking to start a career in health and wellness.

An approved health science degree recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework, this course provides you with the fundamental skills, knowledge and personal insights required to work in holistic health, and can be completed within a year of full-time study. Blended online and on-campus delivery ensures this qualification remains both comprehensive and flexible. 

Contextualised within the broader biological and social sciences surrounding and supporting holistic care, this course offers specialisations in naturopathy, nutritional medicine, and western herbal medicine. 

If you’re seeking a hands-on career helping people, and want to support people to achieve their health goals, this course is your first step in a new career. 


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 50; OR
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level, comprising relevant work experience or formal or informal study or written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success. 

For international students, English language proficiency to equivalent IELTS 5.5 (academic) with no skills band less than 5.5 is also required. 

What You’ll Learn

In this health course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Nutritional foundations
  • History and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Anatomy and physiology 3
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Bioscience
  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Botany
  • Materia medica 1
  • Materia medica 2
  • Nutritional foundations 2
  • Nutrition, society and public health
  • Food science, systems and policy 



Why study with Australasian College of Natural Therapies?

One of the largest natural therapies colleges in the world, Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) is renowned for providing high-quality and accredited natural therapies courses!

With a strong focus on providing practical programs designed by industry leaders and trainers, ACNT offers highly regarded diplomas and degrees in naturopathy, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, health science and more. Be confident entering the workforce after receiving quality training and valuable work experience at their Think Wellbeing Centre, where you’ll service real clients in a clinic that’s on par with commercial clinics.

Student Support

The Australasian College of Natural Therapies have dedicated teams to help you get through your studies and ensure you have a truly enjoyable learning experience.

You will have access to the student portal and online student centre for news updates, course information and other resources. ACNT's online job finder service provides assistance in finding job opportunities, both local and international, by linking students with prospective employers. Plus access their academic support for practical study tips and advice, and a free and confidential counselling service via phone, Skype or face-to-face.

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:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Health Science from Australasian College of Natural Therapies. 

This qualification will enable you to seek employment in a range of roles in the health science and alternative medicine industries. You may choose to work in medical manufacturing, retail, or in wellness consulting or coaching.

You may also choose to undertake further study upon completion of this course, which acts as a pathway to a Bachelor of Health Science, and undertake more specialised study in a natural health area of your choice. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

ACNT offers a New Student Scholarship to successful applicants.

Students can also pay fees upfront.