Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

The interest in natural medicine is skyrocketing, so there’s no better time to prepare yourself for a career in this growing industry.

This course provides a holistic environment where you’ll learn about the body’s natural recuperative powers from leading practitioners.

As a trained Naturopath, you will be able to clinically assess, diagnose and treat patients through the use of herbal medicine, homoeopathy, nutritional and lifestyle advice.

You can study the whole course on campus in Sydney, with some units available to study online.

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Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) (RTO 0269)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by the Australian Natural Therapists Association & National Herbalists Association of Australia.


Year 12 ATAR of 60 or equivalent, OR demonstrated ability/work experience


NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

Work placement

340 hours in total

Course length
Full-time: 4 years | Part-time: 8 years
Study mode



Written & practical assignments, clinical training, exams
Start date

Six start dates a year. 

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Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) (RTO 0269)
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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  • Year 12 ATAR score of 60 or equivalent, OR
  • a completed diploma level course, OR
  • demonstrated ability, including work experience, formal/informal study, or a statement of intent

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • biological and social sciences
  • research
  • naturopathic and clinical studies
  • nutritional medicine
  • western herbal medicine
  • iridology
  • flower essences and homeopathy

Practical experience

This course includes 340 hours of practical experience (including 25 hours of observation in an external clinic).

You will need to complete your clinical practice hours at ACNT's on-campus clinic in Sydney or Brisbane.

Course structure

48 units

Year 1

  1. Anatomy & Physiology 1

  2. Anatomy & Physiology 2

  3. Anatomy & Physiology 3

  4. Biochemistry 1

  5. Bioscience

  6. Botany

  7. Counselling & Communication Skills

  8. Herbal Medicine Manufacturing

  9. History & Philosophy of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

  10. Nutritional Foundations 1

  11. Nutritional Foundations 2

  12. Research & Evidence-Based Practice

Year 2

  1. Biochemistry 2

  2. Clinical Studies 1

  3. Food as Medicine

  4. General Pathology

  5. Homoeopathy 1

  6. Lifespan Nutrition

  7. Nutritional Biochemistry

  8. Pathophysiology & Clinical Diagnosis 1

  9. Pathophysiology & Clinical Diagnosis 2

  10. WHM Materia Medica 1

  11. WHM Materia Medica 2

  12. WHM Pharmacology

Year 3

  1. Clinical Studies 2

  2. Clinical Studies 3

  3. Drug & Integrated Pharmacology

  4. Health Assessment & Diagnostic Techniques

  5. Health Promotion

  6. Herbal Medicine Therapeutics 1

  7. Herbal Medicine Therapeutics 2

  8. Homoeopathy 2

  9. Iridology

  10. Nutritional Therapeutics 1

  11. Nutritional Therapeutics 2

  12. Pathophysiology & Clinical Diagnosis 3

Year 4

  1. Advanced Herbal Medicine

  2. Advanced Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 1

  3. Advanced Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 2

  4. Electives

  5. Flower Essence Therapy

  6. Integrative Complementary Medicine 1

  7. Integrative Complementary Medicine 2

  8. Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 1

  9. Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 2

  10. Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 3

  11. Professional Practice

Support and delivery

When you study with the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, you will have access to:

  • the online campus portal for course materials and resources
  • teachers who are experienced academics and industry practitioners
  • students services for academic and administrative enquiries
  • free of charge counselling
  • guidance and academic support via program managers
  • study support for students new to higher education, covering study basics and academic skills
  • a pre-trimester workshop for new students who haven’t studied science before

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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