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Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)


Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

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Selected Subjects Available Online

Full time or Part time Study

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).

Flexible Timetables

At Endeavour we understand you need a schedule that works with you. That’s why where possible we offer a wide availability of classes, including evening and Saturday sessions, letting you create a timetable that works with your life.

Contact Hours

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

Practitioner Training

With over 650 hours of student practitioner experience through our on campus Wellnation Clinics, Endeavour graduates are some of the most prepared in Australia to enter clinical practice.

Online Learning

Start your study with Endeavour’s online monthly intakes before commencing on campus. Selected subjects are available online to provide flexibility and complement on campus study.

Naturopathy Events

For a complete list of upcoming Endeavour-hosted and supported events (including Open Days), please visit our events page.

Professional Associations

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) 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, examination 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 all skills required to run a successful clinic after graduation, including patient assessment and management, patient recruitment and continuity of care, customer service and dispensary 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 (Naturopathy), 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 6, 7 and 8 (Years 3 and 4 if studying full time). Students must select 8 credit points of electives from a single elective stream. Details of credit points are available in the subject outline – click on the subject title below to view. 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.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit towards an Endeavour degree based on your previous studies.

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 2018
Semester 2: Jul 2018
 - 2018 On Campus Study (National)
 - 2018 On Campus Study (Gold Coast)
Monthly online intakes for selected subjects:
 - 2018 Online Calendar

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

Naturopath, Product Developer
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