Complementary Medicine courses
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What is Complementary Medicine?
Complementary medicine is a field that includes naturopathy, Western herbal medicine and Chinese medicine. Our natural therapy courses combine core science, social science, herbal and nutritional medicine, homeopathy, musculoskeletal therapies and traditional energetic medicines, through the lens of public health, ethics, research, health promotion and health behaviour. This area of study emphasises hands-on practical experience under the guidance of experienced educators treating patients in the community, to prepare you for a career in this swiftly growing field.
Strong job opportunities
Our natural therapy courses prepare you for a career in the fast-growing alternative health industry.
Access specialised courses
Torrens University is the only one in Australia that offers a bachelor’s degree in Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine, which gives you an edge in the complementary medicine field.
Broad perspective on health
Study in a natural medicine course will provide a strong foundation to begin your health career.
Tap into our knowledge
Our heritage with Southern School of Natural Therapies and Australasian College of Natural Therapies ensures you’re learning from decades of experience.
Explore Complementary Medicine at Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia courses are industry-driven and delivered by Health experts. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience, building critical, practical skills to help you graduate ready to work.
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)This degree develops your knowledge in using natural remedies to help the body heal itself.CRICOS 099643BBachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)This course covers all areas of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese herbal dispensing.CRICOS 102914JBachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition)Learn how nutritional and lifestyle factors impact health, and understand nutritional principles, food-as-medicine traditions and therapeutics.CRICOS 099642C
Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)Understand the history and philosophy of herbal practice and formulate herbal prescriptions using medicinal plants from around the world.CRICOS 099641DDiploma of Health ScienceLearn the foundations of how the human body functions and choose from a broad range of electives used in healthcare professions.CRICOS 099640E
Why study with us?
As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.
Your teachers and academics
Active on the forefront of their field, our industry-connected educational facilitators are here to help you achieve your career goal.
Program director, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine
Catherine’s journey in naturopathy began in the community sector and progressed to vocational and higher education roles. Having practised as a naturopath in natural medicine and integrative health clinics since her graduation from ACNT in 1999, she has helped many clients gain better health outcomes. As an educator, Catherine is passionate about ensuring TUA courses have the highest educational standards and prepare students for careers in health.
Associate Dean of Health and Education
After completing her PhD in Neuroscience at La Trobe University, Pam conducted post-doctoral research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, studying circadian rhythms. In Australia, she has lectured on human physiology and biochemistry and directed the teaching of physiology and pharmacology across all health-related programs including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Veterinary Science. Pam gained Senior Fellowship of Advance Higher Education.
Choose a campus to suit your lifestyle
You decide where you study. We have built first-class campus facilities in central locations across Australia and invested in technology so you can study anytime from anywhere in the world, when it suits your schedule.
Gotha Street campus
123 Gotha Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006Surry Hills, Central Sydney campusHealth, Business and Hospitality
17-51 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010Flinders Street campus
Design and Creative Technology, Health, Business, Hospitality, English Language Centre
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000