Naturopathy is a whole medical system combining theory (philosophy and principles) and practice that uses an array of natural therapies to support healing and maintain health.

Naturopaths aim to treat the underlying causes of illness and disease. The core principle of "healing through nature" guides the naturopath’s use of nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine, manual therapies, flower essences, lifestyle education and homeopathy.

Students experience a holistic learning environment, broadening their studies across biological sciences in order to understand the human body and its functions. Importance is also placed on social sciences including psychology and counselling, nutrition and dietary planning, botany and herbal medicine studies, diagnostic techniques and clinical skills and extensive clinical practice in Endeavour's Wellnation Clinics.

Many naturopath’s work in private practice, managing their own business and personal clients. Naturopaths may also work in multi-disciplinary clinics, health food stores, pharmacies and day spas or retreats as practitioners. Graduates are eligible for professional recognition with a number of Australian natural health associations and can expand into other industries, such as product development, education, professional writing, natural health research and product sales and marketing. View the participating health funds for Naturopaths (as provided by HICAPS).

Course structure

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Semester 1
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
BIOB111 Chemistry and Biochemistry
SOCH111 History of Healing
SOCF111 Foundations of Communication and Counselling
NATP121 Naturopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice
Semester 2
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH122 Human Biological Science 2
NMDF121 Foundations of Human Nutrition
WHMF121 Herbal Botany and Manufacturing
WHMF112 Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 1
SOCQ121 Foundations of Critical Enquiry
Semester 3
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NMDM121 Medicinal Food Science
BIOC211 Pathology and Clinical Science 1
BIOP211 Pharmacology
NMDF211 Nutritional Biochemistry
WHMF212 Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 2
SOCP121 Psychology & Counselling Theory
Semester 4
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
HMCL211 Clinical Skills 1
WHMF221 Herbal Medicine Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
BIOS222 Pathology and Clinical Science 2 & 3
NMDS111 Sociology of Food
NATF311 Flower Essence Therapy
Semester 5
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
WHMC311 Clinical Herbal Medicine
HMCL312 Clinical Skills 2
NMDD221 Dietary Planning Across the Lifespan
HMCL223 Clinical Diagnostic Techniques
BIOE221 Clinical Examination
Semester 6
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NMDC221 Clinical Nutritional Medicine
NATC321 Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 1
ZNAT1 Choice from Naturopathy Elective Stream 1 or 2
SOCI221 Interpersonal Skills of the Helper
Semester 7
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NATC414 Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 2
WHMF314 Advanced Herbal Medicine
SOCH311 Foundations of Public Health
NMDA321 Nutritional Physiology Research
ZNAT2 Choice from Naturopathy Elective Stream 1 or 2
ZNAT3 Choice from Naturopathy Elective Stream 1 or 2
Semester 8
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NATC425A Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 3A
NATC425B Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 3B
ZNAT4 Naturopathy Free Choice Elective
SOCE311 Establish and Manage a Practice

Practitioner focussed

The Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) contains more than % of clinical or practical subjects.

Endeavour students are some of the most prepared in Australia to enter clinical practice.

As you progress through your Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) degree you will gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour’s on-campus teaching clinics under supervision of academics.

You will develop and hone your skills to run or work within a successful clinic, including patient assessment & management, patient recruitment & continuity of care, customer service and dispensary management.

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 (Naturopathy) 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.