Take the first step into a meaningful career in Complementary Medicine.
SSNT’s Diploma of Health Science will help you take your first steps in the world of complementary medicine. If you want a taste of study before starting a full degree, or just want to expand your personal knowledge, this course could be for you.
The one-year diploma covers the foundations you need for further study in complementary medicine.
You will choose a specialisation in one of three areas:
- Nutritional medicine
- Western herbal medicine
You will also study the biological and social sciences essential for all healthcare professionals. You will learn how a healthy body functions, how to communicate effectively with clients, and the role of research and evidence-based practice in complementary medicine.
The Diploma of Health Science is an approved health science degree recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). As a graduate, you will be provided the basic academic and practical skills for further study or a rewarding career in the broader complementary medicine industry.
The one-year diploma is the most flexible entry pathway into our clinical qualifications, with the following benefits:
- Receive a qualification upon completion
- Guaranteed entry into the second year of the Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine degrees of the Bachelor of Health Science
- Flexibility to study online
- Get a taste of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine
Note: Graduates from the Diploma of Health Science are guaranteed direct entry to the second year of any of the relevant bachelor degree courses.
This course is the recommended pathway into our Bachelor of Health Science degrees. These degrees are where students will also gain clinical experience working in Think Wellbeing Centre.
Career Prospects: This Diploma will give you the academic and practical skills for a rewarding career in the broader complementary medicine industry, enhancing your employment prospects in roles such as: Retail, Manufacturing, Primary healthcare administration.
What you'll learn:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Communication Skills
- Research studies
- Discipline-specific studies in your chosen specialist area (naturopathy, nutritional medicine or western herbal medicine).