Nutritional Medicine

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)

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The holistic philosophy and framework that underpins Endeavour’s Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine course will prepare students for a successful career in a dynamic and rewarding profession.

Holistic nutritionists approach disease prevention and management through a multidimensional lens. Nutrient adequacy, food quality, dietary behaviours and lifestyle are assessed so that individualised Nutrition Care Plans can be developed.

Scientific evidence, ethics and sound clinical reasoning guide practice to ensure that diet and supplement recommendations are efficacious and safe. Holistic nutritionists integrate traditional food wisdom and current evidence to motivate individuals and communities to eat well and live healthier lives.

Career Opportunities

Graduate Nutritionists may choose to enter clinical practice, either in private practice or in an integrative or other healthcare settings. Additional employment opportunities include corporate health, nutritional consulting in various health-related businesses, complementary medicine safety and compliance, complementary medicine nutrition education, nutraceutical innovation and development, and nutraceutical sales and marketing. There are a range of postgraduate opportunities in nutrition and public health that are open to Endeavour graduates.

Please note that the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) does not meet the professional accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) for graduates to practice as a Dietician.

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Graduates may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

Industry standards are changing with regards to online learning. Please remain aware of any changes that are required by associations. Each association has a different view of online learning and contribution to the Bachelor degree. This may change over time but Endeavour commits to keeping you informed about any changes. Updates may be found in the Student Handbook.

This is a practitioner-based degree

Health Science degrees are designed to train you to become a healthcare practitioner. In the various modalities offered at Endeavour, training in practical classes will involve students serving a models for each other to learn various diagnostic and treatment techniques that involve the future practitioner touching their patient/client. Some examples are:

  • Clinical Examination, wherein students learn to perform many physical examinations on each other
  • Preclinical Skills and Clinic Practicum subjects, wherein students engage in role plays and practice physical examination techniques.
  • Acupuncture point location, wherein student practice tracing and locating the meridians and points on each other
  • Myotherapy, wherein students practice many different assessment and treatment techniques on each other

Prospective students are advised to consider these course requirements and to gauge your own comfort level with both learning to touch others diagnostically/therapeutically and with serving as a model for your classmates in this learning environment.

Attendance expectations

Prospective students need to be aware that some subjects in your course will have a 100% attendance requirement, and that these classes can only be missed for a very narrow number of reasons and must then be made up in order to fulfil the attendance requirement. This applies to all Clinical Practicum subjects, as well as other clinical subjects such as pre-clinical skills. Attendance requirements are stated clearly on all relevant subject outlines, which are publicly available on the Endeavour College website. Students are responsible for knowing the attendance requirements for all subjects and for scheduling personal events to allow for adherence to the subject outline and the College’s Attendance Policy.