Complementary Therapies is the study of the prevention and treatment of health problems using natural and traditional remedies.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle factors which influence health and wellbeing, the use of natural substances and acupressure to heal disease, and professional responsibility in relation to individuals and the community.
Courses in Complementary Therapies develop skills in:
- diagnosing diseases and prescribing natural remedies
- advise clients of natural treatment options
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Complementary Therapies, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.