Bachelor of Health Science - Nutritional Medicine

Australasian College of Natural Therapies

This program is suitable for those who want a career combining nutrition science and human health. Nutritional Medicine practitioners have a strong understanding of how nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors impact wellbeing throughout our lifespan. They develop treatment plans for their patients to improve their health and wellbeing, and seek to educate individuals or community members on the impact of food choices in the maintenance of wellbeing and management of disease. Students will develop an understanding of nutritional science, including food constituents, contaminants, food law and policy, food pharmacy and therapeutic supplements as well as lifespan nutrition and public health, enabling them to provide holistic therapeutic treatment plans. Students will also learn biological sciences, covering the biomedical sciences all healthcare professionals must understand, such as anatomy and physiology, bioscience, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology and clinical diagnosis.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,740
International: $54,060

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; pas sin English; pass in Science recommended; mature age; students without a science background may be required to complete a bridging course before commencing study


Includes 9 study periods of 12 weeks duration (excluding breaks). Involves lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, supervised clinical practice and self-directed study. Involves guided self-study. 340 hours of Supervised Clinical Practicum. Human nutrition, Nutritional science, Food packaging, Public health nutrition, Biological and social sciences; Nutritional and clinical studies; Research.

Subjects you can Study:

Nutritional medicine


The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Students may also be eligible to join: Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), Nutrition Australia Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) and Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00246M (NSW); 03107J (QLD)

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Pyrmont No info Yes Full time 3 years
Pyrmont No info Yes Part time 6 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brisbane No info Yes Part time 6 years
The Australasian College of Natural Therapies is a Registered Training Organisation. It offers courses in Nutritional Medicine, Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Massage and Sport Development. The college places high emphasis on practical training and features state-of-the-art facilities, including the public-facing THINK Wellbeing Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00246M (NSW); 03107J (QLD)

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