The University of New England's
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) award is offered in collaboration
with the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), a leading private
providers of education in Naturopathy. This innovative, practitioner-based
course design was pioneered by the University of New England, and had
its first intake of students in 1994.
The BHSc (Naturopathy) gives
students access to the knowledge base, research background and traditions
of academic excellence which characterise the University of New England's
academic staff, by undertaking units of study in foundation and applied
Health Science delivered by UNE's School of Health and the School of Biological,
Biomedical and Molecular science. These units are studied concurrently
with the professional modalities comprising Naturopathic practice, delivered
by experienced natural therapies practitioners from a leading private
provider of education in Naturopathy. The integrated program of study
combines academic rigour with professional excellence, producing graduates
equipped to become leaders in the rapidly expanding field of complementary
The course covers all areas
of human anatomy and physiology, relevant aspects of disease processes,
micro organisms and the immune system, and basic principles of pharmacology.
Advanced units of the curriculum incorporate research methods in health,
health promotion and topics in applied physiology such as stress management
physiology and the biology of human ageing.
As well as preparing graduates
for a career as highly skilled primary contact practitioners, the Bachelor
of Health Science (Naturopathy) also provides the necessary foundation
for postgraduate study and research in the UNE Bachelor of Health Science
(Honours), Master of Health Science (Honours) and PhD programs.
Graduates will become advocates
for their profession through sustainable practice, with the capacity to
successfully pursue a range of health related careers.