Bachelor Of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)

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Study nutritional medicine with this health science degree that is approved by Australia's national accreditation body and is delivered by Australia's longest-standing and industry-respected school of complementary medicine. With a degree in Nutritional Medicine you can create a career in nutrition science, clinical nutrition, public health and community or individual health programs and promotions. You will also get to combine your academic learnings with hands-on clinical experience giving you vital patient experience before you graduate.

Health and wellbeing are affected by multiple external and internal factors, some of which lead to functional disorders and chronic disease. The role of the Nutritional Medicine practitioner is to identify the cause of dysfunction, educate the patient, develop a treatment and prevention plan to re-establish and maintain wellbeing.

Nutritional Medicine practitioners understand the nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors which impact wellbeing throughout the lifespan, during illness and disease and seek to educate the individual or community on the impact of food choices in the maintenance of wellbeing and management of disease.

This three-year Bachelor of Health Science nutritional medicine degree is approved by the National Australian accreditation body TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) and is ideal for those who want a career that involves nutrition science, clinical nutrition, public health and health promotion in order to develop effective nutritional treatment plans for communities or individuals.

Our Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) degree is:

  • An AQF level 7 qualification
  • Provided by Australia’s longest-standing school of complementary medicine with an industry-wide reputation for outstanding quality of education
  • Provides outstanding clinical training facility with multi-modality onsite clinic and access to one of Australia’s best complementary medicine libraries

This course meets the professional standards of the following industry associations:

  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)

Students may also be eligible to join:

  • AIMA (Australian Integrative Medicine Association)
  • ACNEM (Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine)
  • HPAA (Health Promotion Association of Australia)
  • NA (Nutrition Australia)
  • NSA (Nutrition Society of Australia)
  • HPAA (Health Promotion Association of Australia)
  • PHAA (Public Health Association of Australia)

What you will learn

Throughout the Bachelor of Health Science nutritional medicine degree, you will be educated and trained in:

  • Biological and social sciences
  • Research
  • Nutritional and clinical studies
  • Alongside study in human nutrition
  • Nutritional science
  • Food packaging
  • Public health nutrition.

Students will gain hands on experience atThink Wellbeing Centre under the guidance of experienced practitioners in a clinical setting treating public patients. This prepares graduates to confidently and successfully commence practice in the community.

A day in the life

Day-to-day a nutritionist experiences:

  • working with a variety of patients and conditions
  • taking detailed case histories
  • diagnostic assessments
  • health prevention
  • tailoring nutritional treatment and lifestyle plans
  • conducting further research on a patient’s condition and treatment

Career prospects

As a graduate of the bachelor of nutritional medicine Health Science degree, there are a number of career opportunities available to you. There is a continually growing demand for skilled practitioners to work as a Clinical Nutritionist in a number of settings such as:

  • Private practice
  • Complementary and Medical clinics
  • Sporting clubs and gyms
  • Health retreats
  • Research and education
  • and Self-employment.

Furthermore many students have gone on to set up their own successful clinics, undertaken post-graduate study, worked overseas, published journals and books, and worked voluntarily to give something back to the community. All of our degrees meet industry association requirements in their chosen areas, so students can register to become a member of professional associations and with private health insurance providers.

Assessment Methods

Each subject you complete includes 3 assessments on average. Assessments are mapped to specific subject learning outcomes and may include quizzes, written assignments, presentations, reflective journal, case analysis, literature review, practical exams and written exams.