Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical Myotherapy

Southern School of Natural Therapies

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00246M

Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. In recent years Clinical Myotherapy has become a highly sought after profession as an alternative to physiotherapy, chiropractic, and osteopathy. In this program, students gain extensive practical and clinical skills including treating musculoskeletal pain with a range of treatments such as dry needling, electrical stimulation, joint mobilisation, manual therapies, prescriptive exercises, neurological testing and postural evaluation.


3 trimesters of 12 weeks (plus exams). Full-time load is 4 subjects per trimester. Subjects include: Introduction to Bioscience, Anatomy and Physiology, Musculoskeletal Structure, Cadaveric Anatomy, Myotherapy, Biomedical Study Skills, Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Bioscience, Clinical Experience External, Clinical Assessment, Myofascial Dry Needling, Nutrition for Myotherapy, Psychology, Surface Anatomy and Trigger Point Location, Biomechanics and Kinesiology, Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Counselling, Corrective Exercises, Pain Management, Pathology, Joint Mobilisation, Pathology, Clinical Experience Internal, Pharmacology, Practice Establishment, Myotherapy Research Project.


  • Biomedical science
  • Clinical studies
  • Dry-needling
  • Myotherapy studies
  • Pain management
  • Physical assessment
  • Research studies
  • Social sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • 1 science related subject recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Human Development or Psychology
  • Mature age entrants (21 years of age and over) with a minimum of Year 10 plus demonstrated life/work experience
  • Interview


Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (FCMA), The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Study pathways

Students who have completed appropriate prior tertiary study will be considered for credit exemptions.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Fitzroy International: $47,740 No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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