Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies)

Next intake
Feb. 7, 2022
Campus locations
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth
Course length
3 years full time
6 years part time
Contact hours
24 hours per week full time
12 hours per week part time
Payment options
International admissions

The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) is an exciting new course offering that provides students with specialised skills required to become a qualified Acupuncturist. The course combines the principles and philosophy of Chinese medicine theory with Chinese manual therapy practices including acupuncture, moxibustion, medical Qi Gong, and Chinese remedial massage (Tui Na).

This course is the result of extensive consultation with previous students and major industry stakeholders and has been developed to ensure an optimal student experience. Part of this new teaching approach means that theoretical concepts are continuously supported with practical subjects, allowing students the opportunity to perfect their Acupuncturist skills as they learn.

Students will develop a thorough understanding of human biology functions, Chinese dietary therapy, Chinese medicine channel systems, musculoskeletal anatomy, and clinical diagnosis and consultation. In addition, students will practice and refine clinic management and decision-making skills that are instrumental to their future careers – all within the protected environment of our student clinics.

This 3-year degree focuses specifically on the practice of acupuncture and will supersede our existing Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) qualification. As this is an entirely new degree qualification, this course will first go through the same rigorous two-year accreditation process with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) that we have undertaken with all of our other successfully-accredited courses.

"The gradual approach Endeavour takes to clinical practice gives me confidence. First, we observe lecturers providing acupuncture treatment, then we work alongside senior students and then, we get to decide the treatment path. The lecturers are all practitioners themselves, and their love for the medicine shines through."

Alf Zollo

Acupuncture student

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Career Outcomes

The streamlined Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) allows students to become proficient in the practice of acupuncture and associated Chinese medicine therapies. Graduates may also pursue careers in research, education, content creation, or clinical practice.

Practitioners may practice independently as a sole trader or provide treatment in a multidisciplinary setting. Practitioners often work alongside other allied health practitioners such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and naturopaths. Practitioners may choose to focus on women’s health, sports medicine, men’s health, chronic disease or other areas of interest.

Graduates are eligible to pathway directly into the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), as well as master degree programs in a variety of related areas.

Student and Alumni Profiles

Course Structure

Subjects may be delivered using a combination of online and on-campus learning methods.

Check the course brochure for more information on delivery methods.

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Online Study

Endeavour College offers the flexibility to study some of your subjects online. With the support of an online tutor and a robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day, you can fit study around your work and personal commitments.

Online study offers:

  • Flexibility of study in both time and location
  • All course material is available online
  • Dedicated online tutor
  • Ability to book one-on-one consultations

Check the course structure above to see which subjects are available online.

Please note that volume of online study may be restricted depending on visa conditions if you are an international student.

Learn more about our Study Options.

Endeavour Clinic

Watch: Practical classes and skills are an essential part of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies)

Experience Endeavour's Wellness Clinic first-hand. Book in to see one of our students at your local clinic.

Educational Pathways

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 (Acupuncture Therapies) degree via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit based on your previous studies.

Professional Associations

CMBA registrants may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

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