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Southern School of Natural Therapies, the longest-standing institution in Natural Therapies and part of Torrens University Australia since 2014.

About Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT)

SSNT was Australia’s longest established natural therapies school with over 59+ years of academic excellence and experience. Many of SSNT’s courses were the first of their kind to be accredited in Australia.

SSNT became part of Torrens University Australia Health in 2014, who continue to play a leading role in the development of complementary medicine internationally.

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Founded in 1961
By Alf and Judy Jacka, pioneers in Naturopathy.

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First college
In Victoria to gain degree accreditation for naturopathy and clinical myotherapy in 1997

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Did you know?
3RRR (radio station) used to be housed in the same building, and famous musicians including Jeff Buckley and PJ Harvey performed on the SSNT rooftop.

History of naturopathy at Torrens University

The Blackmore’s name has a long history with the Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT). In this interview with Marcus Blackmore, Natalie Cook Director of Innovation, Industry & Employability in Health & Education at Torrens University, explores the past, present and future of SSNT and naturopathy at Torrens University.

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Future built on a formidable legacy

For over 60 years, the Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) has been at the forefront of naturopathy and natural medicines education in Australia. Since 2014, it has been part of Torrens University Australia. As the health and wellbeing sector grows exponentially, we continue to draw on the legacy of SSNT, the foresight of Alf and Judy Jacka and our rich network of industry leading alumni to lead the ongoing development of complementary medicine in Australia and around the world, by training future generations of natural therapy practitioners. 
Denise Hung
Being a part of SSNT is more than being a student. I’ve become a leader, an innovator, a health practitioner and a friend. As years to come, I wish for everyone to continue their passion and share their knowledge as a community.
Denise Hung
Student, SSNT

Natural Therapy courses offered by Torrens University Australia

Who is Think Education?

SSNT's Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) course is proudly delivered by Think Education.

Think Education also offer the Diploma of Nursing.

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