Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Southern School of Natural Therapies
Southern School of Natural Therapies
  • Awarded by

    Think Colleges Pty Ltd

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Upfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full-time, up to 10 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Holistic Wellness Coach | Naturopath | Natural Therapist | Non-clinical Nutrition Advisor | View all

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Last modified: 21 Dec 2018

In a Nutshell

Harness the power of plant-based medicine and make a real difference in people's lives with the skills and knowledge gained in this Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) course. 

An ancient holistic medicine, naturopathy considers the body's natural ability to heal itself and the power of nature in health and healing. Designed for people seeking an introduction to the world of naturopathic study, this academic course will provide you with the foundation knowledge and skills required to work in the exciting growing area of naturopathic medicine. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to clinically assess, diagnose and treat patients using techniques of herbal medicine, homeopathy, iridology and nutritional and lifestyle advice, and will benefit from workplace-based practical experience. The highest level of naturopathic training in Australia, this qualification ensures you graduate with the experience and confidence required to work in this growing industry immediately. 

If you're seeking a career with a difference and want to have a unique impact on people's lives, this course could be your first step in a rewarding career in natural health. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


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

    • Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60; OR
    • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level, comprising relevant work experience or formal or informal study or written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success. 

    Before undertaking clinical work students must hold a valid national police clearance and 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.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • Anatomy and physiology 1
    • Bioscience
    • Counselling and communication skills
    • Anatomy and physiology 3
    • Biochemistry 1
    • Research and evidence-based practice
    • General pathology
    • Biochemistry 2
    • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 1
    • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 2
    • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 3
    • Drug and integrated pharmacology
    • Professional practice
    • History and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine
    • Botany
    • Nutritional foundations 1
    • Herbal medicine manufacturing
    • Food as medicine
    • Materia medica 1
    • Nutritional foundations 2
    • Materia medica 2
    • Nutritional biochemistry
    • Clinical studies 1
    • WHM pharmacology
    • Lifespan nutrition
    • Homeopathy 1
    • Health promotion
    • Iridology
    • Homeopathy 2
    • Clinical studies 2
    • Nutritional therapeutics 1
    • Health assessment and diagnostic techniques
    • Herbal medicine therapeutics 1
    • Clinical studies 3
    • Nutritional therapeutics 2
    • Herbal medicine therapeutics 2
    • Naturopathic clinical practicum 1
    • Advanced herbal medicine
    • Naturopathic clinical practicum 2
    • Naturopathic clinical practicum 3
    • Integrative complementary medicine 1
    • Flower essence therapy
    • Integrative complementary medicine 2
    • Advanced naturopathic clinical practicum 1
    • Advanced naturopathic clinical practicum 2
    • Dietary analysis and planning
    • Advanced nutrition medicine
    • Critical literature review
    • Advanced Iridology
    • Homeopathy materia medica and principles
    • Constitutional homeopathy
    • Psychology
    • Environmental medicine
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  • Why Southern School of Natural Therapies?

    The Southern School of Natural Therapies is equipped with over 50 years in academic excellence; making is the longest established school of its kind. Backed by a teaching staff that includes some of Australia’s leading lectures and practitioners, SSNT is the place to be when it comes to learning about complementary and alternative medicine. Their courses in in Health Science, Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Clinical Myotherapy and more will take you from student to graduate practitioner, all under the expert supervision of some of Australia’s best clinicians and trainers! The Southern School of Natural Therapies is part of Think: Education Group which includes some of Australia’s most respected and iconic specialist colleges, and together have educated over 9,500 students.

    At the start of each semester the Southern School of Natural Therapies host a detailed orientation program to help new students settle in and prepare for their new learning experience. The program includes a range of activities, social events (includes the annual rooftop party), and a showbag full of freebies and useful goodies.

    With a dedication to providing optimal wellbeing to its students, SSNT offer them full access to their Think Wellbeing Centre on the Fitzroy campus. Receive a discounted student rate and enjoy a range of professional natural therapy treatments.

    All students will also have access to the convenient online student portal, student services team and free and confidential counselling.

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 This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from Southern School of Natural Therapies. 

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience required to work in a range of roles in the exciting and rewarding natural therapy industry. You may choose to seek employment clinical practice, education, research, writing or product manufacturing.

This course fulfils the professional standards of the following industry associations:

  • ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association)
  • NHAA (National Herbalists Association of Australia)

Graduates of this course may also be eligible to join:

  • PHAA (Public Health Association of Australia)
  • AIMA (Australian Integrative Medicine Association)
  • ACNEM (Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine)
  • HPAA (Health Promotion Association of Australia)
  • NA (Nutrition Australia)

Wondering where a career in naturopathy could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Naturopath, Health Researcher, Health Educator, Product Developer, Practitioner Consultant.

Let's Talk Price

Southern School 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!

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