The Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle) is a foundation degree for students who wish to pursue a career in health, naturopathic medicine, or lifestyle medicine.
This course allows students to develop an understanding of health science, social science, lifestyle medicine, clinical science, scientific enquiry and naturopathic medicine. Students will also develop a theoretical and practical understanding of health promotion through undertaking a work-integrated health placement or professional engagement with Aboriginal communities.
This degree provides graduates with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice and a deep understanding of naturopathic medicine’s philosophical foundations of preventing ill-health, improving patient health outcomes, supporting a patient’s innate ability to heal and addressing the underlying causes of illness. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle) at Southern Cross University.
This course includes a professional placement, with the choice of either a work-integrated health placement or professional engagement with Aboriginal communities.
There are regulatory requirements that students must meet before commencing professional placements. Please check the web page for details.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to SCU’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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This course provides a direct pathway into the Master of Naturopathic Medicine, which enables graduates to practice as a Clinical Naturopath. As a clinical naturopath, graduates will be qualified to work in private practice, as well as a range of integrative and acute healthcare settings, such as aged care, palliative care, an emergency department or an integrative health clinic.
In addition to careers in clinical naturopathic medicine, students will be well-prepared for diverse roles working within health care teams (as an allied health assistant, health/lifestyle coach or care coordinator), community teams (as a health promotion officer, community development officer, or project officer), or independently (as a health/lifestyle consultant, or health communicator/writer).
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time