Prepare for a career in the oldest form of medicine with hands-on, practical learning.
With ACNT’s Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine), you could join a long tradition of holistic medicine that has been practised by many cultures for thousands of years. Begin an exciting career incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of holistic and scientifically based health plans.
Western herbal medicine is a holistic form of medicine derived from Anglo-American and European traditional healing philosophies and practices. It uses medicinal plants for therapeutic purposes. Recently, interest in herbal medicine has increased and researchers are now validating its therapeutic benefits.
In this course at ACNT, you will explore the biological sciences and integrate health science and herbal medicine within a holistic clinical environment. You will develop a whole-person philosophy that aims to optimise health rather than focus on the symptoms of disease.
You will gain hands-on experience at the Think Wellbeing Centre under the guidance of experienced western herbal medicine practitioners, treating public patients. This will prepare you to confidently start practice in the community.
What you'll learn:
- Biological and Social Sciences
- Research and Evidenced Based Practice
- Western Herbal Medicine and Clinical Studies
- Herbal Manufacturing
- Properties of Herbs and Herbal Pharmacology
- History and Philosophy of Herbal Medicine