Endeavour College of Natural Health
Study the highest degree of Natural Health.
Endeavour College of Natural Health is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements. You can apply to study with us at any time and join one of 12 monthly online intakes.
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)
Study Method: Blended
Start Date: Monthly
Clinical nutritionists integrate traditional food wisdom and current scientific evidence to motivate individuals and communities to eat well and live healthier lives.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) is supported by a strong underpinning of biological and social sciences subjects. Your studies broaden throughout the degree to include nutritional biochemistry, weight management, clinical nutrition, dietary planning, sports nutrition, nutritional physiology research and public health nutrition. These theories and concepts are put into practise through developing clinical skills and clinical experience in Endeavour's Teaching Clinics.
Graduate Nutritionists may choose to enter clinical practise, either in private practise or in an integrative or other healthcare settings. Nutritionists are also entering industry-based roles in areas such as product development, education, corporate health and nutraceutical sales and marketing.
This degree does not meet the professional accreditation requirements of the Dietitian's Association of Australia (DAA) for graduates to practise as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).
Duration / study load
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 6 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, customer service and dispensary management.
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 (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) degree via our Credit Recognition process.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:
- Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
- Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
- Complementary Medicine Association (CMA)
- Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
- 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
- NMDS111 Sociology of Food
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:
- Clinical Nutritionist corporate
- Health and nutritional consultant