Southern School of Natural Therapies at Torrens University Australia
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
4 years full time; max 10 years part time
3 intake dates each year – enquire now!
Passionate about the power of nature and how it can help the body fight disease? Want a career that's meaningful and improves the lives of others? Then a career as a naturopath is perfect for you!
Whether you're looking to start a new career, or need to formalise your experience with an undergraduate degree, this Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) program is the ideal course for you, and is the highest level of naturopathic training available in Australia.
Delivered by the Southern School of Natural Therapies at Torrens University Australia, the course meets the professional standards of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA), and covers the foundational aspects of naturopathy.
By studying the principles of herbal medicine, homoeopathy and nutrition, you will learn to:
You'll get the opportunity to put your theoretical studies into practice with hands-on experience at the Think Wellbeing Centre.
To succeed at this course, it is expected that full-time students complete a total of 40 hours of study per week, while part-time students complete 20 hours per week during each trimester.
Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:
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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.
Prior to commencing the clinical component of your studies, you will also be required to hold a current first aid certificate, working with children's and police check.
In this naturopathy course, the subjects you may study include:
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.
Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.
Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.
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 online with some on-campus components (blended learning).
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from the Southern School of Natural Therapies at Torrens University Australia.
This nationally recognised qualification will reflect your high-level of training and help you find work in a range of healthcare settings such as private practices, complementary health clinics and community programs.
Wondering where a career in alternative medicine could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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