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Bachelor of

Health Science (Naturopathy)

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3-6 years
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48 units


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Learn all about the body’s own healing mechanisms through our Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy. Students will delve into the natural remedies in health care that have been implemented over thousands of years and the scientific research that goes into such treatments. Get to know the history of these treatments and acquire the training you need to monitor and administer such remedies in a health care context.

Delivered by: This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.
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Those who undertake this course will be provided comprehensive training and education in the field of Naturopathy, and will gain knowledge on the science, history, and administration of such remedies. This qualification provides units that cover areas such as biological and social sciences, naturopathic and clinical studies, western herbal medicine, and homeopathy. Once completed, students will be well qualified to pursue a career as a Naturopath.
  • Course structure

    The Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) packages a comprehensive training and education in Naturopathy, its history, the science between natures healing properties and how to administer and monitor natural remedies.
    Students will also complete industry experience through two work placement components, Clinical Studies and Clinical Practicum.
    This course is delivered over a duration of 3-6 years. You can choose from full-time or part-time delivery modes, putting you in total control of your completion date. This course is delivered at both the Brisbane and Sydney ACNT campus. For online study, each subject runs for 10 weeks and your study time commitment is approx. 10hrs (per subject) per week. Some subjects are offered online, while others must be taken on-campus, in a specialist facility.

  • Entry requirements

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    • Successful completion of a Senior High School Certificate (Year 12) or equivalent
    • Demonstrated vocational experience in the health science field, with an ATAR of 60 or equivalent, for mature age entry
    • A First Aid Certificate, Working with Children and Police Check
    • Pass in a science subject at senior secondary level
    • Pass in standard English Band 4 or above
  • Inclusions

    Unlike distance education or correspondence courses,  the facilitated online cohort-based study model allows you to interact and network with other students, using a range of communication and collaboration tools such as discussion forums, message boards, blogs and wiki’s (editable web pages) and RSS feeds, to ensure you never feel isolated in your independent learning. Courses feature:

    • Flexible learning: online or on-campus 
    • Dedicated online lecturer who guides the learning process and provides academic support 
    • Industry placement so you graduate with experience
    • Access to a fully customised, state-of-the-art learning portal
    • Access to one of the largest online libraries in Australia, with over 70 million articles available
    • Access to a web-based job finder for job opportunities 
    • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Industry placement
    The course work includes both clinical work and fieldwork placement, ensuring that you graduate with valuable experience and industry contacts. Students undertake up to 100 hours of practical work placement over the course of their degree, which means you graduate with not only a qualification but also invaluable professional experience - equipping you to be work ready.


The natural medicine industry has rapidly grown of recent, mainly due to public demand. There is a growing need for highly trained professionals able to work in a variety of settings such as medical clinics, health food stores, complementary clinics, health retreats and self-employment. On completion of this course, you could aim to work in several careers.


The Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) consists of three levels of subjects, each with core units of competency and electives are chosen by students to complete each level. The course consists of 48 units of competency, including two elective units. 

Year 1 

Unit Code
Unit Name
BHS101A Anatomy & Physiology 1
 BHS103A Counselling & Communication Skills
CAM105A Herbal Medicine Manufacturing
CAM101A History & Philosophy of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
BHS104A Anatomy and Physiology 2
BHS102A Bioscience


CAM103A Nutritional Foundations 1

Anatomy & Physiology 3

BHS105A Biochemistry 1
BHS107A Research & Evidence-Based Practice
CAM203A Nutritional Foundations 2

Year 2 

Unit Code
Unit Name
BHS201A General Pathology 
BHS202A  Biochemistry 2
CAM202A WHM Materia Medica 1
CAM201A  Food as Medicine 
BHS203A Pathophysiology & Clinical Diagnosis 1
CAM206A Clinical Studies 1
CAM205A Nutritional Biochemistry 
CAM204A WHM Materia Medica 2
BHS204A Pathophysiology & Clinical Diagnosis 2
CAM209A Homeopathy 1
CAM208A Lifespan Nutrition
CAM207A WHM Pharmacology

Year 3

Unit Code
Unit Name
BHS301A Pathophysiology & Clinical Diagnosis 3
 CAM303A Homeopathy 2
CAM302A Iridology
CAM301A  Health Promotion
CAM307A Health Assessment & Diagnostic Techniques
CAM306A Nutritional Therapeutics 1
CAM308A Herbal Medicine Therapeutics 1
CAM305A Clinical Studies 2
BHS302A Drug & Integrated Pharmacology 
CAM312A Nutritional Therapeutics 2
CAM315A Herbal Medicine Therapeutics 2
CAM311A Clinical Studies 3

Year 4

Unit Code
Unit Name
BHS401A Professional Practice
CAM402A Advanced Herbal Medicine 
CAM406A Flower Essence Therapy 
CAM401A Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 1
CAM405A Integrative Complementary Medicine 1
CAM403A Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 2
CAM404A Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 3
CAM407A Integrative Complementary Medicine 2
CAM408A Advanced Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 1
CAM409A Advanced Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 2
  Plus two electives. Please speak with an education manager to explore your options. 
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