Naturopathic Health & Wellness

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Diploma of Natural Health and Wellness

This course in natural health & wellness provides studies and strategies in preventative health.

Focussed on delivering a comprehensive understanding of preventative health modalities, the principles of health and wellbeing, nutrition and holistic coaching techniques, this course equips graduates to work with groups and individuals in a variety of settings, with a practical approach to self care and wellbeing.

Studies include holistic medicine philosophy, nutrition and nutritional supplementation, complementary therapies, holistic health and wellness coaching techniques, mind body medicine, weight management, advising clients on self-care strategies and techniques along with a comprehensive study of human anatomy, business management and promotion.

Offering a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans, the Diploma of Natural Health & Wellness provides the ideal pathway to create your fulfilling future in this expanding industry, including opportunities as a:

  • Natural Health and Wellness Coach
  • Preventative Health Care Coach
  • Corporate Preventative Health Consultant
  • Corporate Wellbeing Consultant
  • Wellness Advisor
  • Health and Wellness Advisor - Health Food Industry
  • Sales Manager - Health Industry

With Nature Care College's flexible study options, you will receive both academic and financial credit towards relevant qualifications, if you choose to pursue your studies further.

Study full time or part-time, via distance learning, on campus in Sydney or in combination.

Distance learning is a great option if you're looking for the flexibility of being able to study without being on campus!

Your course materials & assessments are accessible on-line and you have access to your Trainer for help & support through on-line forums.

Studying by distance learning allows you to pace your terms studies around your lifestyle!

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved training provider for the Diploma of Natural Health and Wellness with;

IICT - The International Institute for Complementary Therapists Professional membership & insurance for Every Therapist - Once you have graduated with your Diploma in Natural Health and Wellness from Nature Care College, you are eligible to join the IICT Visit: www.iict.com.au

Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualification Framework, do not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and Nature Care College is not registered by ASQA to deliver the course.

For further details please download Course Outline

UNITS OF STUDY

Holistic Medicine Philosophy

Description: This foundational unit of study provides an understanding of the history, philosophy and fundamental principles of natural medicine, the modalities that sit within it and their application in practice today

Self-Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.
Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via a consultation assignment plus research assignment and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.  
Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil 

 


Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject will teach you an overview of the fundamental Anatomy of Body Structures. This course will focus on the anatomy of the external body structures including the skin and accessory structures, bones of the skeleton, joints and the skeletal muscles.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

 

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term and end of term Assessment plus class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Interpreting Nutritional Information

Description: This skills-based, practical unit of study is designed to equip you with the knowledge and ability to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines.   The Guidelines apply to all healthy people within the general population.  By studying these you will have a firm grounding in the concepts of good nutrition and be able to provide advice to your clients about achieving and maintaining good health.  This unit also includes limited coverage of digestive processes and the digestive system in the context of assessing the credibility of various information sources.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via written assignment, examination and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil

 


Evidence Based Practice

Description: This unit of study will enhance your critical thinking skills and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to source and evaluate relevant information and then apply those findings to clinical practice.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via two assessment tasks and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None


Advise on Nutritional Supplements

Description: At the end of this unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to assist clients in selecting appropriate nutritional supplements and to provide relevant general advice to the client regarding nutritional supplementation, including identification of potential risk factors and instructions for use.

Assessment (indicative only):  Weekly tasks and participation

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Nutrition; Food Fundamentals
Co-requisites: Nil

 


Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject continues on from Anatomy and Physiology of Body Structures and will focus on the anatomy and physiological functioning of each Body System. The final component of this course will focus on processes of pregnancy, labour and lactation and the impact of each body system on Homeostasis and in ageing.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term assessment, end of term Assessment & class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Plan and Manage a Health Care Business

Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, establish and manage a holistic health care or wellness practice including planning and monitoring the business, establishing and maintaining administrative and financial systems, developing and managing promotion and marketing.  It covers a range of contexts where natural health services are provided with direct client contact involved.

Assessment (indicative only):  Mid-term quiz (10%), SMART goal & SWOT analysis written assignment (30%), Business plan (50%), Participation (10%)

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Coaching Clients to reach their Wellness Goals

Description: This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to identify client wellness goals, support clients in meeting those goals and enhance their development and growth through the provision of counselling. It includes effective communication and coaching skills and the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and to monitor clients’ progress until they are able to operate independently of the coach and achieve desired wellness goals.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit is assessed via In class role-play assessment and class participation, or case study assessment and participation in the on-line forum for distance students.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Safe Practices

Description:  This unit incorporates the skills and knowledge required to comply with infection control policies and procedures and contribute to WHS processes.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an assignment, on line quiz and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil.


Legal and Ethical Compliance

Description: In this unit students will gain the skills and knowledge required to understand, research and maintain knowledge about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities to be able to develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities

Assessment (indicative only):  Exam (Knowledge quiz) 100%

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


Weight Management Strategies

Description: At the end of this unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to identify weight loss and maintenance strategies for clients. It includes knowledge of physical and psychological qualities of foods, dietary types and trends, diets and lifestyle choices to meet varying client needs with diverse relationships to foods and eating patterns.


Assessment (indicative only):  Participation, Mid-Term Quiz, End of Term Quiz, Written assessment.

  
Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Introduction To Nutrition; Interpreting Nutritional Information; Food Fundamentals; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure
Co-requisites: Nil


Advise Clients on Natural Remedies and Self-Care Strategies

On completion of this unit students will have the skills and knowledge to identify and provide advice on the role of vibrational remedies such as Bach flowers and mindfulness meditation, medicinal herbal remedies/teas and other holistic health & self-care strategies.  It will cover providing advice in a range of health care and health service environments including corporate or retail settings, aged care and educational facilities.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessseed via an online knowledge quiz, a case study scenario and participation

Pre-requisites: Advise on Nutritional Supplements
Co-requisites: Nil 


Psychoneuroimmunology Based Relaxation Therapy

Description: Essential for all health professionals, this unit outlines the research, evidence, mechanisms and practice of relaxation techniques for a range of chronic physical and psychological conditions. It highlights studies in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) as the scientific framework to understand benefits of diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery and passive movements and how to apply them in personal practice. Students will benefit personally and professionally from the practice of evidence based relaxation techniques. Since this is a very research-focused course, students will be expected to review and reflect upon relevant research papers in PNI.    

Self-Directed learning: Components of this unit require self-directed study where students will be assigned set tasks which promote learning, engagement, debate and group discussion. On average, students in face-to-face mode can expect to spend between 3-4 additional hours (outside of class) in self-directed study.  

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via reflective journal, quiz and class participation, or participation in on-line forums for distance students.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Health Care Referrals

Description: This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including providing referral information and writing referral reports.It covers a variety of contexts including working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of services

Assessment (indicative only):  This unit is assessed via Exam 

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,645.00

Term 2 : $1,545.00

Term 3 : $1,350.00


Year 2 Fees:

Term 1 : $565.00

Term 2 : $525.00

Term 3 : $1,065.00

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