Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now, for start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Think Colleges Pty Ltd

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes:

    Nutritionist | Health Researcher | Nutrition Advisor | Product Developer | Nutrition Counsellor | View All

Course Rundown

Start an exciting new career using science to help people unlock optimum health and wellbeing by studying this Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) course. 

A large and growing sector, the nutrition industry is seeking skilled professionals to help thousands of Australians feel their best and reach their health goals. By studying this course, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and foundation clinical experience required to work in clinical practice, nutrition education or the commercial nutrition sector. 

Based on traditions of food as medicine and dietary planning, the study of nutrition in this course is grounded in a strong scientific understanding. You’ll learn about human and therapeutic nutrition, and study food pharmacy, biochemistry, pysiology, pathophysiology, the food system and public health. 

With options for practical placements and a broad knowledge focus, this course is ideal for students seeking to being careers in the nutrition industry, and will equip you with the knowledge, skills, confidence and experience required to work in this challenging and dynamic field in your career and make a real different in people’s lives. 

Study a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)


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

  • Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60; AND
  • Before completing clinical work, hold a current first aid certificate.

For international students, English language proficiency to equivalent IELTS 6.5 (academic) with no skills band less than 5.5 is also required. 

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Nutrition, society and public health
  • Food science, systems and policy
  • Nutritional foundations 1
  • Nutritional foundations 2
  • History and philosophy of contemporary and alternative medicine
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Anatomy and physiology 3
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Anatomy and physiology 1 
  • Clinical studies 3
  • Health assessment and the diagnostic technique
  • Nutritional therapeutics 1
  • Clinical studies 2
  • Lifespan nutrition 
  • Clinical studies 1
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Food as medicine
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 2
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 1
  • Biochemistry 2
  • General pathology
  • Nutrition clinical practicum 1
  • Nutrition clinical practicum 2
  • Nutrition clinical practicum 3
  • Advanced nutrition medicine
  • Dietary analysis and planning
  • Integrative complementary medicine 2
  • Integrative complementary medicine 1
  • Nutritional therapeutics 2
  • Health promotion
  • Professional practice
  • Drug and integrated pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 3

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:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) from Australasian College of Natural Therapies. 

This qualification will provide you with the skills, knowledge and insight required to work in a range of roles in the nutritional science and natural therapy industries. You may choose to work as a nutritionist or nutritional adviser, work in product development or manufacturing, or work in alternative health and wellness.

This qualification will also provide you with the insights and experience to work confidently with a range of different clients and help them achieve great health using alternative and natural methods. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Australasian College of Natural Therapies offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants. 

Students can also pay fees upfront. Other payment options may also be available to eligible students. Enquire now to find out more!