National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Transforming healthcare by integrating evidence-based naturopathic approaches in conventional settings to improve patient outcomes. 

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Addressing current and future health challenges

The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine is dedicated to improving health care outcomes for all through an interlinked approach to delivering premier academic courses, pioneering research and advocating patient-centric approaches. Launched in 2020, we are committed to transforming modern day health care – from investigating pain relief for cancer patients to working with government to develop self-care policy, we are empowering patients and improving health by facilitating access to the best of integrative and conventional therapies.

We are preparing and supporting an integrated health workforce with the competency and capability to contribute to quality healthcare through innovative academic courses and clinical training programs. In addition, we are growing a more robust body of evidence by conducting rigorous and relevant research that has real-world impact and translational outcomes for communities in Australia and around the world. Finally, we aim to build credibility, respect and recognition of the importance of naturopathic approaches and to advocate the integration of complementary medicine professions as integral members of the health care team.

Inaugural Giving Day campaign

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine launches inaugural giving campaign

Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) has launched its first-ever giving campaign with an ambitious goal of reaching $100,000 by 24 May, 2024.

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Study Australia's newest naturopathic qualifying program

Diploma of Health (Naturopathic Medicine Studies)

This Diploma provides a great gateway into undergraduate study, for those looking to determine whether a career in health and naturopathic medicine is right for them. Graduates of this course will qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle).

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Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle)

Develop a solid foundation in evidence-based practice and a deep understanding of naturopathic medicine’s philosophical foundations. This is a foundation degree for students who wish to pursue a career in health, naturopathic medicine, or lifestyle medicine and provides a direct pathway into the Master of Naturopathic Medicine.

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Master of Naturopathic Medicine

The second stage of the Naturopathic Professional Qualifying Program enables graduates to practice as a clinical naturopath. Develop a clear scope of practice across diverse clinical settings, a strong focus on patient-centred care, and a solid understanding of the role of naturopaths within healthcare teams and the contemporary healthcare landscape.

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Changing the conversation on health

"What matters to us is that we change the conversation on health. We are committed to helping the patient be an active part of their treatment journey." - Professor Jon Wardle, Foundation Director


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Our courses are designed and taught by industry-leading experts and based upon an interconnected approach to research, teaching and learning.

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We are committed to optimising the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in Australia and around the globe by conducting robust, innovative, and internationally significant research.

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We bring together a vast array of expertise with our team of internationally-renowned leaders in their diverse fields, which forms a multi-disciplinary approach to delivering healthcare.  

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