Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

Next intake
Feb. 7, 2022
Campus locations
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth
Course length
4 years full time
8 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 (Chinese Medicine) offers an innovative course structure that allows students to develop proficiency in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese herbal dispensing.

This bespoke curriculum offers students a quality of education unparalleled to any other institution. Students will graduate fully prepared to meet the evolving needs of the Chinese medicine profession in Australia.

Students can look forward to developing a comprehensive understanding of Chinese Medicine as an entire medical system designed to balance the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restore health. The course includes philosophy and principles of Chinese Medicine as well as acupuncture, moxibustion, medical Qi Gong, Chinese remedial massage (Tui Na), Chinese herbal prescribing and dispensing, and Chinese dietary therapy.

This 4-year degree extends students’ knowledge into individualised herbal prescribing and formula modifications using a range of dispensing methods, as well as the manufacturing, dispensing and research into herbal therapies role in contemporary Chinese medicine practice. 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 successfully-accredited courses. Students will be able to enter this course from 2022.

"I chose Endeavour because of their course structure and because I could study some of the course online! When I contacted Endeavour, I knew it was for me. I felt comfortable, and the team addressed my concerns."

Clare Lucas

Acupuncture student

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Career Outcomes

Graduates will be skilled to pursue a number of career paths, including acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, and Chinese herbal dispensing. Graduates can also pursue careers as a researcher, educator, clinic owner, content creator, or clinical practitioner.

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 may be eligible for 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.

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

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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 (Chinese Medicine) 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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