Course details

CRICOS course code: 099643B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

A Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) teaches you to use natural remedies to help the body heal itself. In this naturopathy degree, you learn the foundations of health science, clinical assessment, and herbal and nutritional medicine therapeutics. The course delivers a patient-centred approach incorporating biomedical science, research and traditional knowledge to teach safe and effective prescribing.

Learn from specialists in their field

Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

The highest level of practical experience

Develop clinical skills, access the latest technology and improve client wellbeing at our student-led clinic.

Tap into our knowledge

Our heritage with Southern School of Natural Therapies and Australasian College of Natural Therapies ensures you’re learning from decades of experience.

Course overview

As a naturopathic health care student, you will study health science, clinical assessment, herbal and nutritional medicine therapeutics. You can choose from an elective bank of subjects including traditional naturopathic modalities, advanced clinical nutrition, counselling and public health. During your bachelor of naturopathy, you will gain hands-on experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre where you will consult with members of the public under the guidance of experienced naturopaths. This will prepare you to confidently start practising in the community.

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you to confidently start practising naturopathy in your community. You’ll have the opportunity to start your career in a health clinic with naturopathic specialisation, promote your naturopathic knowledge as a health writer, join the growing complementary medicine industry in an exciting corporate role, or research naturopathy practices.

Career paths

  • Naturopathic Practitioner
  • Health Writer
  • Research and Development
  • Corporate and Education roles within the health sector

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study. Some subjects include compulsory attendance in class, at Torrens approved external practitioner placement and work integrated learning placements at The Practice Wellbeing Centre.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Most face-to-face courses are also available online. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Learning outcomes

  • Work within a collaborative health environment to achieve best client/patient care
  • Explore an array of traditional healing methods from across human history
  • Consider the role of naturopathy within a community context
  • Consult with the public under the guidance of experienced naturopaths

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,045 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 4 years
Full time
Flinders Street campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
24,045 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 4 years
Full time
Fitzroy campus
25 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
24,045 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 4 years
Read moreFull-time: 4 years

Self study / online (with attendance)
Fitzroy campus
25 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
24,045 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 4 years
Read moreFull-time: 4 years

Self study / online (with attendance)
Flinders Street campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Address

Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
Sydney Campus
235 Pyrmont Street
Sydney New South Wales 2009
Australia
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