Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Servicing area1st year online with campuses in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA & WA
Study Method: Blended
Start Date: Monthly
Naturopathy is a whole medical system combining theory (philosophy and principles) and practise that uses an array of natural therapies to support healing and maintain health.
Naturopaths aim to treat the underlying causes of illness and disease. The core principle of “healing through nature” guides the naturopath’s use of nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine, manual therapies, flower essences, lifestyle education and homeopathy.
Students experience a holistic learning environment, broadening their studies across biological sciences in order to understand the human body and its functions. Importance is also placed on social sciences including psychology and counselling, nutrition and dietary planning, botany and herbal medicine studies, diagnostic techniques and clinical skills and extensive clinical practise in Endeavour’s Teaching Clinics.
Many naturopath’s work in private practise, managing their own business and personal clients. Naturopaths may also work in multi-disciplinary clinics, health food stores, pharmacies and day spas or retreats as practitioners.
Graduates are eligible for professional recognition with several Australian natural health associations and can expand into other industries, such as product development, education, professional writing, natural health research and product sales and marketing.
Duration / study load
- Full-time: 4 years
- Part-time: 8 years
Endeavour College offers the flexibility to commence all 1st year subjects online with an updated digital delivery model. With the support of online tutors and a robust Learning Management System, you can fit study around your work and/or personal commitments.
To support learning, students attend practical classes where they are expected to practise interviewing and case assessment techniques, as well as physical clinical examination and treatment procedures. This is conducted under the supervision of qualified instructors and with respect for privacy, cultural and religious differences. Students gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour's Teaching Clinics under the supervision of qualified practitioners.
In the clinics, students will develop and hone all skills required for professional clinical practise (and to run a successful clinic after graduation), including patient assessment and management, patient recruitment and continuity of care dispensary management and provide the full spectrum of naturopathic clinical care.
Endeavour College is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements.
To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Endeavour College, applicants must satisfy the general requirements and other entry requirements by type of background.
General Requirements – All applicants
All domestic applicants, regardless of background, must meet the following requirements:
- Must be willing to attend an admissions interview upon submission of enrolment paperwork (in person or via teleconference / Skype)
- Must be 18 years of age within the first period of study
- Must meet self-declared minimum computer literacy standards and have unrestricted access to the internet and a personal email account
- Must read and understand the Inherent Course Requirements for the course into which they are seeking admission and accept them prior to enrolment in the course
- For Bachelor of Health Science courses which involve clinical practicum subjects, a valid Working with Children Check (or its equivalent) will be normally required to be supplied to the College prior to the second period of study. If the applicant knows of any reason why they will not pass a Working with Children Check, they should not apply for entry to these courses.
Additional applicant background entry requirements (including english language) are available through enquiring with the College.
- 1st year subjects delivered fully online
- Practitioner focussed degree
- All clinical/practical subjects are completed on-site at campus location
- Flexibility of study in both time and location
- All course material is available online
- Dedicated online tutor
- Ability to book one-on-one consultations
Recognition of prior learning
If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) degree via our Credit Recognition process.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:
- Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
- Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA)
- Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH)
- Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
- Complementary Medicine Association (CMA)
- National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
- Practical/clinical skills demonstration
- Tutorial participation
Below are a selection of subjects new students will undertake during their first semester of study:
- BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
- BIOB111 Chemistry and Biochemistry
- SOCH111 History of Healing
- SOCF111 Foundations of Communication and Counselling
- NATP121 Naturopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice
The following payment options are available for this course:
- FEE-HELP (Australian citizens, some New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent Humanitarian Visas are eligible to apply)
- Study loans
- Split payment methods
Information on tuition fee schedules is available upon enquiry with the College.
Potential career outcomes could include:
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