Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical Myotherapy

Southern School of Natural Therapies

Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. In recent years Clinical Myotherapy has become a highly sought after profession as an alternative to physiotherapy, chiropractic, and osteopathy. In this program, students gain extensive practical and clinical skills including treating musculoskeletal pain with a range of treatments such as dry needling, electrical stimulation, joint mobilisation, manual therapies, prescriptive exercises, neurological testing and postural evaluation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $54,000
International: $64,260

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; 1 science related subject 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 plus demonstrated life/work experience; interview


3 trimesters of 12 weeks (plus exams). Full-time load is 4 subjects per trimester. Subjects include: Introduction to Bioscience, Anatomy and Physiology, Musculoskeletal Structure, Cadaveric Anatomy, Myotherapy, Biomedical Study Skills, Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Bioscience, Clinical Experience External, Clinical Assessment, Myofascial Dry Needling, Nutrition for Myotherapy, Psychology, Surface Anatomy and Trigger Point Location, Biomechanics and Kinesiology, Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Counselling, Corrective Exercises, Pain Management, Pathology, Joint Mobilisation, Pathology, Clinical Experience Internal, Pharmacology, Practice Establishment, Myotherapy Research Project.

Subjects you can Study:

Biomedical science; Clinical studies; Dry-needling; Myotherapy studies; Pain management; Physical assessment; Research studies; Social sciences

Study Pathways:

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


Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (FCMA), The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Fitzroy No info Yes Full time 3 years
Fitzroy No info Yes Part time 6 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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