Health

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Cricos Code: 099643B

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy today occupies an important role in the contemporary health-care system due to the guiding principles of disease prevention, treatment of the whole person using an individualized approach, education of patients on beneficial health practices and in taking responsibility for their own health. A Torrens University trained Naturopath uses a patient-centered approach incorporating biomedical science, traditional and research knowledge to inform safe and effective prescribing.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

Available via blended learning. This combines online and on-campus study with lessons in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. International students must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester. All face to face courses are also available for online mode of delivery. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 02 Nov 2020

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Workload

Approximately 10 hours a week per subject and an average of three assessments. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

4 years full-time

8 years part-time

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible options like our blended face-to-face and online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AND INDUSTRY RESEARCH

Through integrated industry-focused subjects, you gain the real-world skills to understand the critical issues of your profession now and in the future. We are committed to leading research and finding solutions to health challenges people face. Our students get hands on experience in on-campus clinics and through industry placements.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you in a number of settings:
    • Private practice
    • Complementary and multi-modality clinics
    • Health industry roles in sales and marketing, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and practitioner education
    • Product development roles
    • Research and Development roles
    • Health writing & education
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PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.

"Clinical placement was the best. "

- Trent Wrightson, Graduate of Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Interacting with the public & with clinical professionals in the form of our supervisors was where I really got to put theory into practice. My advice for students going into their clinical placement is to ask as many questions as possible, be as busy as possible in the clinic and take initiative to gain long-term clients.
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Course Overview

As a naturopathic health care student, you will study health science, clinical assessment, herbal and nutritional medicine therapeutics. You can choose from an elective bank of subjects including traditional naturopathic modalities, advanced clinical nutrition, counselling or public health. You will gain hands-on experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre where you will consult with members of the public under the guidance of experienced naturopaths. This will prepare you to confidently start practice in the community. *Please note that some coursework must be completed face to face to meet industry requirements.

Clinical Practice
Work Integrated Learning and Clinical Practicum Experience are embedded throughout the course and are incorporated into theory subjects. Students complete most clinic requirements in our custom-built University Student-led Clinic - The Practice Wellbeing Centre. You will gain hands on experience by consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced practitioners. This will prepare you to confidently practice in the community.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Naturopathic Philosophy and Principles of Practice
  • Health Science and Clinical Assessment
  • Nutritional Medicine Therapeutics
  • Western Herbal Medicine Therapeutics
  • Naturopathic and Clinical Studies
  • Naturopathic Clinical practice

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

Your dream career in Naturopathy awaits!

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 with ATAR 60 or equivalent Applicants are eligible to be considered for a place in a Torrens University Australia undergraduate program if they have one of the following:
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)
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  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
Year 12 with ATAR 60 or equivalent Applicants are eligible to be considered for a place in a Torrens University Australia undergraduate program if they have one of the following:
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)
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  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Ready To Apply

Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences. Learn more

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