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Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)


Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

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Full time or Part time Study

With a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), learn ancient wisdom within a modern degree and become a registered Acupuncturist.

The ancient practice of Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has become a widely used treatment option in Australia. Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body in order to regulate the flow of Qi (Vital energy) to balance the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restore health.

During their studies, students will gain an understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and principles, and learn to apply these practically through techniques such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and massage (Tui Na). Throughout this degree, students will have extensive opportunity for clinical practice in Endeavour's on campus Wellnation Clinics.

Upon completion, students are able to register with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and begin practising as an Acupuncturist. This may be in private practice, or in a multi-disciplinary setting alongside other natural health practitioners. Education, product development and media positions are other popular career outcomes for Acupuncture graduates.

Note: The course structure for the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) has undergone extensive review in 2016 and will be subject to some changes in 2017. Any new students in 2016 will be transitioned into the upgraded course structure when it is introduced. If you would like further information about the new course structure, please contact Endeavour.

Quality Lecturers

At Endeavour, you’ll be learning from some of the best Natural Health academics from Australia and the world.

Contact Hours

A Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) requires 24 contact hours with an additional 20 hours of study per week (full time figures). Part time study options are also available.

Practitioner Training

With over 850 hours of student practitioner experience through Wellnation Clinics, Endeavour students are some of the most prepared in Australia to enter the workforce.

Flexible Timetables

At Endeavour we understand you need a schedule that works with you. That’s why we offer a wide availability of classes for any subject a student may be enrolled in, letting you create a timetable that works with your life.

Professional Associations

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

What to Expect

Health Science degrees are designed to train you to become a healthcare practitioner. To support learning, you'll attend practical classes where you are expected to practise interviewing techniques, assessment and treatment procedures on your fellow students under the supervision of qualified instructors. This is conducted with respect for privacy, cultural and religious differences. Prospective students are advised to consider these course requirements and to gauge your own comfort level with both learning to touch others diagnostically/therapeutically and with serving as a model for your classmates in this learning environment.

Classes are taught by experts who are highly trained in their fields and who bring their own clinical experience to help provide context to therapeutic subjects. As you progress through the course you will gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour’s on campus teaching clinics under supervision, developing and honing clinical skills in patient assessment and management.

Please be aware that some subjects in this course  have a 100% attendance requirement, and that these classes can only be missed for a very narrow number of reasons and must then be made up in order to fulfil the attendance requirement. This applies to all Clinical Practicum subjects, as well as other clinical subjects such as pre-clinical skills and clinic observation subjects. Students are responsible for knowing the attendance requirements for all subjects and for scheduling personal events to allow for adherence to the subject outline and the College’s Attendance Policy.

While some subjects require mid-term and final exams, assessments may also comprise quizzes, essays, practical/clinical skills demonstration and tutorial participation. Students enrolled in online subjects sit their final exam at Endeavour or, if they live at a distance, under approved external supervision.

Course Structure

View the subjects in the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), and click on the titles to view the full subject outline which includes detailed information about each subject.

Course Electives

Electives are undertaken in Semesters 7 and 8 (Year 4 when studying full time) and student must choose one elective from the following streams (two in total). All electives are not guaranteed to be timetabled every semester.

Looking for timetable details?

Timetables vary for each semester depending on class selection and availability. Call us to talk about what your timetable might look like.

Advanced standing

Any student is able to enrol into a course of study at Endeavour without holding a previous tertiary qualification. However, 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 an Endeavour degree via the Educational Pathways process.

Learn more about Educational Pathways Try the Articulation Abacus

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Course Details

Study Modes

Full time
Part time

Course Duration

4 years full time (24 contact hours per week)
8 years part time (12 contact hours per week)

Study Options

On Campus
Selected subjects available Online

Intake Dates

Semester 1: Feb 2017
Semester 2: Jul 2017
Monthly online intake dates available

Fees and Payment Options

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students
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Entry Requirements

Endeavour is a direct entry institution
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Career Outcomes

Acupuncturist, Acupuncture Educator
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