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Where can I study?
Dependent on elective subjects chosen, the course may be available fully online.
3 years full-time
24 hours per week full-time
Available for domestic students
Domestic students are eligible to receive tuition support for full-time study in this course. Find out more on our scholarships page.
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Learn how to improve lives through food with the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine). Deep dive into biological and social sciences, nutritional biochemistry, weight management, clinical nutrition, dietary planning, sports nutrition, nutritional physiology research, public health nutrition and more, and put theories and concepts are put into practice in our Wellness Clinics.
"Endeavour has exceeded my expectations in its course content and delivery. The tutorials and support and forums are so valuable, I’ve found if you have a question, reach out. It will always get answered."
Graduates will be skilled to pursue several career paths, including:
The number of people working as Complementary Health Therapists (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years: from 6,400 in 2014 to 7,600 in 2019, with an additional 8000+ jobs predicted by 2024.
Learn more about Ally Bongard's career path in Nutrition.
Check out our interview with Nutrition alumna Gina Urlich.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) is offered in mixed mode, with a combination of online, blended, live-streamed and on campus subjects. Your 1st year of study is completed fully online.
Contact our admissions team for additional details on the delivery mode for each subject.
Students gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour Wellness Clinics under the supervision of qualified practitioners. Book a Nutrition appointment today or simply drop in for a first-hand look at where you'll complete your practical/clinical subjects.
Graduates are entitled to practice as clinical nutritionists and can exclusively showcase Endeavour's trademarked Clinical Nutritionist logo as part of their branded marketing materials.
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 (Nutritional and Dietetic 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 an 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.
Endeavour's Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) Graduates may apply for membership with the following professional associations:
Please note: this degree does not meet the professional accreditation requirements of the Dietitian's Association of Australia (DAA) for graduates to practice as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).
Currently there are no state-based vaccination mandates.
Diploma of Health Science - Nutrition elective stream
If you are interested in learning more about nutrition and gaining foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences, the Diploma of Health Science – Nutrition elective stream can be your pathway (with up to 33% credit*) to Endeavour's Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine).
Undergraduate Certificate in Building Health Through Nutrition
A short, FEE-HELP approved, higher education course that can be completed fully online in only 6 months full-time. This course covers material found in our Bachelor degrees and can provide up to 17% credit* into Endeavour's Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine).
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
The Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) has common 1st year subjects to our Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine degree. It provides students a deep understanding of social and biological sciences, nutrition, dietary planning, lifestyle education, botany and herbal medicine.
*Please view Endeavour's Articulation Abacus for an up-to-date indication of potential credits
What is the role of a nutritionist?
Clinical Nutritionists integrate traditional food wisdom and current scientific evidence to motivate individuals and communities to eat well and live healthier lives.
What’s the difference between a nutritionist and dietitian?
Both Clinical Nutritionists and Dieticians practice evidence-based medicine and hold the same overarching vision – better food, better health and wellbeing for all. However, the two practices draw on different philosophies. Clinical nutritionists use a holistic approach to healing, taking into consideration the whole person, mind, body and soul. This approach is evidence-informed, meaning research findings and traditional medicine knowledge are combined to inform treatment plans. Dietitians use knowledge in the science of nutrition to advise on an appropriate diet, food preparation and menu planning to treat and manage nutrition-related disease.
How long does it take to become a nutritionist in Australia?
It takes three years of full-time study to become a nutritionist in Australia.
What is taught in this degree?
The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) is supported by a strong underpinning of biological and social sciences subjects. Your studies broaden throughout the degree to include nutritional biochemistry, weight management, clinical nutrition, dietary planning, sports nutrition, nutritional physiology research and public health nutrition. These theories and concepts are put into practice through developing clinical skills and clinical experience in Endeavour's Wellness Clinics.
I’m worried about committing to a degree, is there a way to ease into study?
Instead of committing to at least three years of study, ease into your study journey with our one-year full-time (two-year part-time) online Diploma of Health Science – the perfect stepping stone into a Bachelor degree. Gain essential foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences and be exposed to an array of complementary medicine electives. On completion, you’ll receive 10 credits points towards Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) should you choose to continue your studies.
Is there a course I can do before undertaking a degree?
You can start your natural health journey by enrolling in a 100% online, Diploma of Health Science or Undergraduate Certificate. Start as soon as next month! Plus, you’ll receive credits into a Bachelor degree on successful completion of your course.
How much clinical experience is in the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)?
In our open-to-the-public Endeavour Wellness Clinic, Naturopathy students complete more than 468 clinical hours. Putting theory into practice is an essential component of a well-rounded educational experience at Endeavour. Enabling students to join the workforce equipped with the knowledge, expertise, contacts, and self-assurance required to succeed in their chosen fields. Fun fact: Our courses require more clinical hours than any other course provider.
Can I study nutrition online?
Select subjects can be completed online, fully supported by academic and support staff. As you move further into your degree and into clinical experience there will be an on-campus requirement. However, even if you are studying online our campus remains open to all and we encourage you to come in and use the purpose-built student spaces or socialise with fellow students at a workshop or two.
Is it hard to study Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine?
Undertaking higher education requires a high level of commitment and definitely comes with its own challenges along the way. However, we are here to support you in your learning journey! You can book individual consultations with academics to help you with course work and librarians to find the right resources and get the results you want out of your degree. You’ll also have a student success adviser you can reach out to as well as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) to support you as you study.
What are the prerequisites to study?
Completion of high school or equivalent. Prior knowledge of social and biological sciences is helpful but not a requirement.
Are there many career opportunities in nutritional and dietetic medicine?
The number of people working as Complementary Health Therapists (in their main job) grew very strongly over five years: from 6,400 in 2014 to 7,600 in 2019, with an additional 8000+ jobs predicted by 2024. Working as a Clinical Practitioner offers you a level of flexibility that is unusual in other occupations. You can choose your own hours and be your own boss, all the while offering clinical support that transforms lives. We make sure you are as knowledgeable and equipped to take care of a client's wellbeing by delivering quality education and clinical experiences at Endeavour. Nutritionists work in:
Why study at Endeavour College of Natural Health?
Apart from being the largest private Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses in the Southern Hemisphere, there are a number of reasons to consider studying at Endeavour:
Talk to our Admissions team about studying at Endeavour today.