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Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)

Enrolment details
Australian and
New Zealand students
International students
Study through Bathurst Wagga Wagga
Study mode and normal course duration 2 years
distance education
2 years / 4 sessions distance education
Course code EHCM
Fees Commonwealth supported place
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Session available February/July
(Semester basis)
(Semester basis)
Apply through CSU Admissions Office CSU International
UAI cut-offs (2006) N/A

General information

Complementary medicine is an exciting and dynamic field that demands a high degree of academic study as well as clinical expertise. CSU offers a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) degree to students who have completed a Diploma in Complementary Medicine in one of the following therapeutic methods:

  • naturopathy
  • nutritional science
  • homeopathy
  • clinical kinesiology
  • lifestyle consultancy
  • herbal medicine
  • aromatherapy
  • sports therapy
  • oriental therapies
  • acupuncture
  • remedial massage

Where it will take you

The Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) is an upgrading course for health professionals practising in the area of complementary medicine. Graduates of the course can pursue a career in private practice or they may wish to pursue further study to expand their career options, e.g. management, teaching, research.

Graduates of the course may be eligible to enrol in the Master of Health Science (Complementary Medicine).

Special admission criteria

Students entering the course will be required to possess an approved and government accredited qualification at the diploma level (or equivalent) in complementary medicine in the following therapeutic modalities: naturopathy, nutritional science, homoeopathy, clinical kinesiology, lifestyle consultancy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, sports therapy, oriental therapies, acupuncture and remedial massage.

Students may enrol concurrently in the Advanced Diploma and the Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

Your course is recognised by industry

The course is recognised by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).

Course structure

The course comprises either, four core and four restricted elective subjects (64 points) or, under instruction from the Course Coordinator a total of four subjects (32 points) if the student has been awarded the Advanced Diploma credit package.

Core subjects
BMS203 Pathophysiology 1
BMS303 Pathophysiology 2
BMS334 Evidence Based Practice and Complementary Medicine
NUT201 Food and Health

Restricted electives
Students will enrol in a number of restricted electives relevant to their complementary medicine modality:

BMS208 Human Nutrition
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology
BMS319 Behavioural Neuroscience
BMS322 Nutritional Biochemistry
BMS323 Infectious Microbiology and Immunology
BMS406 Human Reproductive Biology
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
NRS235 Pain Management
NRS325 Child Health Care and Promotion
RSC301 Asthma Management

Enrolment pattern

Note: the following enrolment pattern is for students awarded the 128 point credit package. Students who have been awarded to 160 point credit package should contact the Course Coordinator in regard to the correct enrolment pattern.

Session 1
BMS203 Pathophysiology 1
BMS334 Evidence Based Practice and Complementary Medicine

Session 2
BMS303 Pathophysiology 2
[            ] Restricted Elective

Session 3
NUT201 Food and Health
[            ] Restricted Elective

Session 4
[            ] Two Restricted Electives


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