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Future of Wellness: discovering that big is not always better when it comes to a nutrition course

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | Monday, 7 September 2020


Armed with a food science degree, Judy Cho was busy applying for jobs when she realised that she wanted to help people one-to-one as a Nutritionist. It meant returning to university, and this time Judy chose a nutrition course at Endeavour.

“It was a big decision to do another degree, but it was the right decision,” Judy said. “I love Endeavour’s holistic take on health, the smaller classes and the interactions with the lecturers. I immediately became part of a caring community focused on helping others. I wish I’d gone to Endeavour straight away, but I thought going to a big university was the only option.”

Judy is now in her final year of Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine at Endeavour’s Sydney campus. She received some credits from her first degree for basic science subjects, which helped her fast track her degree. COVID-19 has delayed her entry into the student clinic, and Judy is keen to put her knowledge into practice.

“Endeavour has great online resources and delivered good lectures during the lockdown. But I now know how important human connection is, and I can’t wait to get back to campus with my lecturers and friends and into the clinic,” Judy said. When she graduates, Judy wants to work in an integrated clinic focused on women’s health.

“I’m passionate about topics related to women’s health,” Judy said. “I struggled with amenorrhea, which is when you lose your period for over three months due to stress, over-exercise or low body weight. I realised that I could heal naturally, and studying at Endeavour supported me to take control of my health. My experience taught me how important women’s health is and how little people talk about it.

“I’m working in a health food store as a salesperson, and lots of women come in with questions about different natural health products. People are researching on the internet, and I try to share my knowledge to improve their choices. But what they really need is individual care based on their lifestyle.”

While Judy was born and raised in Sydney, her heritage is Korean. Living with her grandparents, Judy is used to growing her own food and preparing meals from scratch. “I appreciate the thought and the effort that goes into food because I have eaten whole foods my whole life. While my grandparents can’t see an end to my studies, I know they’ve enjoyed sharing my Endeavour journey, because we continue to bond over food and meal preparation.”

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Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Certificates, a Diploma of Health Science and massage courses.

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