Complementary Therapies


If you are a warm and caring person with an interest in helping people to relax, to feel good and to be healthy, then complementary therapies could be the career for you. Gain practical skills and knowledge on the theory behind them – find your future here!

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Elizabeth, BSc Integrative Healthcare

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Shoina, Complementary Therapies

“Every single element of the course has made it possible for me to become a professional complementary therapist that I aspired to be. I always knew I wanted to run my own practice and I felt the HNC in Complementary Therapies gave me the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully start my own practice."

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Laura, BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare

“I feel the course is very well designed to facilitate the integration of complementary with conventional healthcare.  The content is relevant, wide-ranging and the enthusiasm and passion of the teaching team is inspiring. It takes time to adapt to online learning but once you get yourself into a routine it is much easier to manage.”

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Rowena, 2020 Higher Education Student of the Year

BLOG: Congratulations to Rowena Smith, our 2020 Higher Education Student of the Year! Rowena joined the BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare programme directly into third year in 2018-19, eight years after completing her HND in Complementary Therapies. Rowena believes each experience she has had has led her to where she is now and has worked hard to achieve a first-class honours degree!

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Teresa, BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare

“The experience I have gained from the course as enabled me to set up my own mobile business, work as a therapist for MND Scotland and, following on from my placement, continue to volunteer at a carers service so that carers and staff can enjoy some respite.”

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Access to Integrative Healthcare and Therapies (SCQF Levels 5/6)

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Amanda, Complementary Therapies lecturer

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BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare

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HNC and HND Complementary Therapies

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HNC Soft Tissue Therapy

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The complementary therapies industry – covering practices like massage, aromatherapy and lifestyle advice – is growing, finding significant common ground with mainstream healthcare. Healthcare practitioners face challenges that require innovative and new approaches to delivering healthcare needs for 21st century clients and increasingly, additional or alternative methods of care such as complementary therapies are being considered. Roles are developing and there are a variety of opportunities to work alongside healthcare professionals as well as opportunities in clinics, beauty, fitness and leisure industry or self-employment.

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Unsure what to study?

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Worried about starting college or university?

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