Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Bachelor Degree

3 majors available

Here’s a list of majors available at Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Course description



4 yrs

Study mode



Start date


Three start dates a year. February, June, September

  • Learn to treat patients as a whole by incorporating symptoms, emotional status, diet & lifestyle with the Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
  • Gain hands on experience through work placements & graduate job ready with clinical experience
  • Achieve your goals with help from your own support team

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Year 12 ATAR score of 60 or equivalent; AND
  • Pass in a science subject at senior level recommended; AND
  • Pass in standard English (Band 4 or above); AND
  • Current first aid certificate and working with children check prior to commencing clinical placement

OR demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level through either broadly relevant work experience; formal or informal study; or a written submission

Start dates
Three start dates a year. February, June, September
Full-time: 4 years | Part-time: 8 years
Study mode
Education institution
Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) (RTO 0269)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including your citizenship or whether you have completed any other courses. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options

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Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Herbal medicine manufacturing
  • History and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Bioscience
  • Botany
  • Nutritional foundations 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 3
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Nutritional foundations 2
  • General pathology
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Food as medicine
  • WHM materia medica 1
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 1
  • WHM materia medica 2
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Clinical studies 1
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 2
  • WHM pharmacology
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Homoeopathy 1
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 3
  • Health promotion
  • Iridology
  • Homoeopathy 2
  • Nutritional therapeutics 1
  • Health assessment and diagnostic techniques
  • Herbal medicine therapeutics 1
  • Clinical studies 2
  • Drug and integrated pharmacology
  • Nutritional therapeutics 2
  • Herbal medicine therapeutics 2
  • Clinical studies 3
  • Professional practice
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 1
  • Advanced herbal medicine
  • Flower essence therapy
  • Integrative complementary medicine 1
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 2
  • Naturopathic clinical practicum 3
  • Integrative complementary medicine 2
  • Advanced naturopathic clinical practicum 1
  • Advanced naturopathic clinical practicum 2
  • Dietary analysis and planning
  • Advanced nutrition medicine
  • Critical literature review
  • Advanced iridology
  • Homoeopathy materia medica and principles
  • Constitutional homeopathy

What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • Biological and social sciences
  • Naturopathic and clinical studies
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Western herbal medicine
  • Iridology
  • Flower essences
  • Homeopathy

Support and delivery

Experienced lecturers
Your lecturers will always be industry experts, who use real-life examples to challenge you and provide you with the best learning experience possible.

Collaborative small classes
With small class sizes capped at 25 students, you’ll have better access to lecturers. Campuses are purpose-built to facilitate collaborative learning, with breakout spaces for group work, open-plan environments and lecturers who are on hand to offer support and guidance throughout your learning journey.

The Customer Service Hub
Experienced staff can give help and advise on courses, enrolment and campuses, including all services and activities.

The Learning Hub
Take advantage of a suite of learning resources:

  • Learning skills advisors, learning technology advisors, library learning skills officers
  • Physical and digital resources relevant to your studies, such as books, journals, multimedia and databases
  • Self-check kiosks for library loans, and print and copy facilities

Student lounge and study areas
Spaces for group work and student lounge areas equipped with:

  • Microwaves, kitchenette facilities, vending machines
  • Areas for student breakouts and relaxed study spaces for group work
  • Quiet areas for private study

Available to consult with you on a range of personal issues.

Free wireless access throughout the campus.