Naturopathy courses

Where can you study naturopathy?

Browse ANTA-approved, high-quality naturopathy courses from leading course providers.

bachelor of health science (naturopathy) (Naturopathy)

a bachelor of health science (naturopathy) provides knowledge in using natural remedi...

Course Provider : Australasian College of Natural Therapies

Campuses :NSW QLD

master of naturopathic medicine (Naturopathy)

the master of naturopathic medicine prepares graduates for entry into professional na...

Course Provider : Southern Cross University

Campuses :NSW

bachelor of health science (naturopathy) (Naturopathy)

a bachelor of health science (naturopathy) provides knowledge in using natural remedi...

Course Provider : Southern School of Natural Therapies

Campuses :VIC

bachelor of health science (naturopathy) (Naturopathy)

a bachelor of health science (naturopathy) teaches you to use natural remedies to hel...

Course Provider : Torrens University Australia

Campuses :NSW QLD VIC

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What does a naturopath do?

Naturopaths use natural and non-invasive treatments that work in harmony with the body’s natural healing mechanisms. They use a range of treatment methods, including:

  • Administering herbal medicines that can help to prevent and treat a range of illnesses
  • Giving nutritional and dietary advice to assist with detoxification, restore balance and prevent disease
  • Offering lifestyle advice to reduce stress and promote overall well-being
  • Using hydrotherapy to stimulate the body’s natural defences and immune system
  • Applying compresses and packs to reduce pain and stimulate organ function
  • Providing therapeutic massage

The day-to-day responsibilities of a naturopath typically include:

  • Completing patient consultations, including an in depth understanding of their health history
  • Working with the patient to create an effective treatment plan, and explaining their methods
  • Administering herbal medicines
  • Providing therapeutic massage
  • Keeping confidential patient records
  • Staying on top of professional development, to keep your skills current
  • Managing a small business, including marketing your practice

How to become a naturopath

There’s one main naturopathic qualification in Australia—a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), which is a four year naturopathy degree.

Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy

Course duration: 4 year full time (24 hours per week), or 8 years part time (12 hours per week)
Study mode: Mixture of on campus learning, and online learning
Years of experience: 7.3% entry level, 36.3% early career, 21% mid career, 26.6 experience, and 8.9% late career
Entry requirements: Year 12 or equivalent
Units of study (including electives):

  • Human Biological Science 1
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • History of Healing
  • Foundations of Communication and Counselling
  • Naturopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice
  • Human Biological Science 2
  • Foundations of Human Nutrition
  • Herbal Botany and Manufacturing
  • Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 1
  • Foundations of Critical Enquiry
  • Medicinal Food Science
  • Pathology and Clinical Science 1
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 2
  • Psychology & Counselling Theory
  • Clinical Skills 1
  • Herbal Medicine Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
  • Pathology and Clinical Science 2 & 3
  • Sociology of Food
  • Flower Essence Therapy
  • Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Clinical Skills 2
  • Dietary Planning Across the Lifespan
  • Clinical Diagnostic Techniques
  • Clinical Examination
  • Clinical Nutritional Medicine
  • Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 1
  • Choice from Naturopathy Elective Stream 1 or 2
  • Interpersonal Skills of the Helper
  • Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 2
  • Advanced Herbal Medicine
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Nutritional Physiology Research
  • Choice from Naturopathy Elective Stream 1 or 2
  • Choice from Naturopathy Elective Stream 1 or 2
  • Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 3A
  • Naturopathic Clinical Practicum 3B
  • Naturopathy Free Choice Elective
  • Establish and Manage a Practice
  • Homeopathic Acute Prescribing
  • Homeopathic Case Taking
  • Comparative Materia Medica
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Palpation 1
  • Myofascial Release 1
  • Myotherapy for the Lower Body 1
  • Myotherapy for the Upper Body 1
  • Wellness Practices
  • Homeopathic Clinical Practicum 1
  • Naturopathic Hydrotherapy
  • Neuroendocrinology and Fatigue Management
  • Energetics of Food
  • Community Public Health Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Management in Health and Disease
  • Mindfulness in Practice