Bachelor of Health Science - Chinese Medicine

Southern School of Natural Therapies

Chinese Medicine is a system of primary health care that works holistically to maintain or restore balance, harmony and order in our bodies. Chinese Medicine philosophy is based on the yin/yang principle of balancing and harmonising conditions within the body. This degree covers all the key areas of Chinese Medicine including acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Students discover the balancing act of Yin and Yang and how the disharmony of energy (Qi or Chi) can result in disease and poor health. Major study areas include: Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, ancillary techniques, cupping, Chinese massage (Tui Na), dietary, exercise and lifestyle advice. Students will also learn about the triggers to poor health such as environment, pathogens, dietary irregularities and stress related emotional problems and see how these influences may lead to ill health.

Course Fee:

Australian: $63,654

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; 1 science related subject is recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Human Development or Psychology; Mature age entrants (21 years of age and over) with a minimum of Year 10 schooling plus demonstrated life/work experience in a selection interview


3 trimesters of 12 weeks (plus exams). Full-time load is 4 subjects per trimester. Subjects include: Anatomy and Physiology; Bioscience; CM Foundations; CM History and Philosophy; Biomedical Study Skills; CM Diagnosis; CM Dietary Therapy and Health Maintenance; Medical Qi Gong; CM Formulas; Acupuncture and Clinic Practicum.

Subjects you can Study:

Acupuncture; Chinese herbal medicine; Biological sciences; Chinese medicine; Research methods; Social sciences

Study Pathways:

Students who have completed appropriate prior tertiary study will be considered for credit exemptions.


AHPRA (The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency); AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association); FCMA (Federation of Chinese Medicine Associations); ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00246M

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Chinese Medicine Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Fitzroy No info Yes Full time 4 years
Fitzroy No info Yes Part time 8 years
With over 50 years of pioneering the complementary industry, the Southern School of Natural Therapies offers specialist courses in Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Clinical Myotherapy and Massage. The aim is to provide the best quality training and to produce the best complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in Australia. Southern School of Natural Therapies' students are passionate about learning and teaching and are committed to their respective professions and the ideal of service by contributing to the health of the general community as well as to individual patients.

Provider CRICOS: 00246M

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