While providing a comprehensive grounding and foundation knowledge across natural medicine modalities, the course requires around half of the contact hours required of a clinical degree program and it is completely delivered online.

The Bachelor of Complementary Medicine provides students with a broad perspective on the scope of this dynamic field, in the overall context of public health, ethics, research, health promotion and health behaviour. The course is designed for students who are interested in the Complementary Medicine field as a whole, and are interested in careers other than Clinical Practitioner.

Students will learn a broad range of theoretical topics including biological sciences, social sciences, naturopathy, nutrition, acupuncture, musculoskeletal therapies, homeopathy and public health and health promotion. Complementary Medicine also has an extensive suite of elective subjects to allow students to specialise in areas of interest.

Public interest in Complementary Medicine is strong, driving ever increasing investment in the field, and pushing for its integration into the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape that will be increasingly dominated by multidisciplinary and integrative teams. This course will prepare students for employment in a variety of fields including public health, public administration, health administration and social work. Career outcomes include but are not limited to; clinic or health retreat management, facilitator in behavioural change support programs, policy advisor in government or private sector business, health store owner/operator and a variety of positions in the complementary medicine supply chain.

Please note: This course is not approved by CRICOS for international students studying in Australia. 

Course structure

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Semester 1
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
SOCH111 History of Healing
NATP111 Naturopathic Philosophy
HOMC111 Introduction to Homeopathy
Semester 2
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
CMPF121 Introduction to Chinese Medicine
SOCQ121 Foundations of Critical Enquiry
Semester 3
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH122 Human Biological Science 2
MSTP211 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Therapies
NMDS122 Sociology of Food for Complementary Medicine
Semester 4
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
SOCS221 Sociology for Complementary Medicine
HMCL221 Introduction to Complementary Medicine Clinical Practice
WHMF124 Herbal Therapeutic Preparations
SOCF111 Foundations of Communication and Counselling
Semester 5
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
SOCB311 Behavioural Change and Health Promotion
SOCF311 Foundations of Public Health for Complementary Medicine
Semester 6
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
SOCA321 Evidence Based Approaches in Complementary Medicine
SOCL321 Ethics and Law in Complementary Medicine

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 Complementary 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.