Diploma of Health Science
Nov. 6, 2023
Dec. 4, 2023
1 year full-time
24 hours per week (full-time)
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Contribute to a healthier and happier society with Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science focusing on key elements of complementary medicine.
This one-year full time (two years part time) higher education diploma provides you with a strong foundation in biological science and social sciences as well as offering you an opportunity to cultivate their passion for wellbeing through choosing electives that feed their curiosity.
If you have a desire to learn more about herbs and their practical usage, the elective in Herbal Botany and Manufacturing will teach you skills to produce various herbal medicine preparations for topical and internal administration. Perhaps your passion lies in food as medicine where the elective medicinal food science will allow you to explore the therapeutic potentials of various whole foods, in order to understand the effects on health outcomes, disease risk, prevention and/or treatment.
Upon graduation, this Higher Education Diploma opens the doors to further study in health science degrees or roles in allied health or complementary medicine environments. From owning your own business to being a part of community health project teams, the career outcomes of this course are full of exciting possibilities.
"The most rewarding part of this career is being able to help others. When someone comes to see you and tells you that they’re feeling better because you’ve helped them improve their quality of life – that’s a very good feeling."
Diploma of Health Science graduate
Graduates will be skilled to pursue several career paths, including:
This course forms a solid base for you to go forth and work in established professions or branch out into a career that doesn’t even exist yet! The opportunities for you are endless.
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The Diploma of Health Science is delivered 100% online.
Students are required to select 8 credit points in total from the elective stream. Talk to an admissions adviser about your elective choices.
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 Diploma of Health Science course 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.
Your credits will populate here once you've selected your previous study details.
For additional calculations across Endeavour's full suite of courses and degrees, please visit https://abacus.endeavour.edu.au/
Diploma of Health Science graduates may apply for associate membership with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA).
Why study a Diploma of Health Science?
Ease into your education journey with a Diploma of Health Science or simply add to your skillset. The diploma is an excellent way to introduce you to a career in natural health. Here are a few great reasons to consider this diploma:
What can I do with a Diploma of Health Science?
Pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy or Nutrition) with the Diploma of Health Science or use the knowledge gained through the course to work in community health, product development, health food stores, digital content creation and so on. The course outcomes are really what you make of it!
Can you study the Diploma of Health Science online?
Yes, it’s 100% online. However, as an Endeavour College student, you may utilise the campus facilities which include library, study areas, and on-site student clinic.
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.