Study Naturopathic Medicine

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A transformative way to heal

As evidence-based natural medicine plays an increasingly active role in Australian healthcare, Southern Cross University is at the forefront. Our centrepiece is Australia’s first National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), based at the Lismore campus. 

With a transformative approach focusing on innovation, research and education, NCNM has developed a suite of courses that aim to enrich clinical practice, enhance professional standing, and empower future leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine. 

Our courses are underpinned by a framework of critical enquiry, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice, ensuring our graduates attain the knowledge, skills and abilities to work with diverse patient groups and teams across a range of professional settings. 

Our three-year Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle) has been designed with the future in mind, providing a direct pathway into a one-year Master of Naturopathic Medicine, where students will gain the clinical hours required to practise as a naturopath.

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow. 

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“Naturopathic medicine is a healthcare discipline that uses its founding principles of treating the whole person, treating the cause and healing power of nature.”

Uni in July


Hurry! Applications close 26 June to start in July.

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Why choose Naturopathic Medicine with Southern Cross?

Accelerated path to become a clinical naturopath

The only four-year Naturopathic Medicine program offered in Australia where students will graduate with a Master’s degree

Affordable fees

The only undergraduate Naturopathic Medicine degree in Australia offering Commonwealth Supported places (HECS-HELP)

Study at a National Centre

The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine is an internationally recognised centre of excellence and innovation in naturopathic medicine

Expert teaching and course design

Innovative courses with scientific perspective and clinical placement, developed and taught by leading experts and clinicians

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Transforming healthcare

Changing the conversation about health at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine.

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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