Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) has played a leading role in the development of complementary and integrative medicine both in Australia and internationally. The school is the longest established education institution of its kind in Australia with over 50 years of academic excellence. SSNT produces highly trained primary contact healthcare practitioners that have a sophisticated understanding of clinical research methodology, using both scientific methods and new research models.
Students can study a range of complementary medicine courses, including Diploma of Health Science and Bachelor of Health Science with specialisations in Nutritional Medicine, Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Clinical Myotherapy. SSNT courses are recognised and accredited by many prestigious industry and government organisations, so you know youre learning all the skills and techniques that are valued in the real world. SSNT works closely with employers to ensure that our courses meet the current needs of the industry. Through consultation with these industry leaders, SSNT can create courses that are not only interesting and exciting, but are up-to-date and will provide you with the best opportunities for employment within your chosen field.
Experienced academics and industry practitioners teach our comprehensive range of professional courses. They will focus on developing your skills for practice, so you can embark with confidence on your new complementary medicine career. Our expert academic team ensure that our graduates enjoy a strong reputation among employers in Australia and internationally.
There are a variety of flexible study options available to students to fit into their busy schedules. Students can choose to study full-time, or part-time, with online, on-campus, or blended options available.
One of our paramount aims as educators is to provide our students with the skills and experience needed to successfully work in a clinical setting when they graduate. At our purpose-built campus in Fitzroy, Melbourne, our students practice in our Think Wellbeing Centre. Here, students learn how to work in a public-facing holistic clinic with all sessions supervised by qualified and highly experienced practitioners.
SSNT is part of the Laureate International Universities network. This means that our students are part of unique online and offline communities, with peers and lecturers who know them by name and support them personally through their studies. It also means they will be part of a bigger, leading international network of innovative institutions comprising 70 universities across 27 countries.
Southern School of Natural Therapies is the longest established school of its kind in Australia and has played a leading role in the development of complementary medicine here and internationally.