Bachelor of Nutrition

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What is a Bachelor of Nutrition?

The Bachelor of Nutrition prepares you to assess the determinants of health and nutritional needs of communities and broader populations. This online-only course offers a special, industry-led group nutrition project supported by an industry partner, giving you practical experience in the field.

This degree in Nutrition will teach you how to apply preventative principles to address nutrition issues at all levels of the population. Throughout the course, you will gain a solid understanding of health science, biology and physiology. You will learn about nutrition in the context of public health, pathology and improving health and wellness, and develop skills to critically analyse, develop and implement nutrition intervention programs. You’ll also study specialist subjects like First people culture, history and healthcare, public health nutrition and a special populations project, allowing you to gain valuable industry skills.


Learning outcomes

  • Learn about health science, human and community nutrition, and public health.
  • Discover the relationship between nutritional intake, the maintenance of health and the development of disease.
  • Consider the local and global food system and the sociological aspects of dietary intakes.
  • Design, implement and evaluate evidenced based public health nutrition interventions.
  • Understand and apply evidence-based practice and critical enquiry.
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NSA recognised credentials

On graduation, you are eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
Full-time: 3 year Part-time: approximately 6 years
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

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Designed to fit in with you
With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs.

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Learn from nutrition specialists
Our Nutrition academics understand where the Health sector is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
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Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Nutrition prepares you for a range of careers in Nutrition, with a focus on population health, nutrition-related health promotion and disease prevention. On completion, you’ll be open to roles in community nutrition, health promotion and advocacy, working with consumer organisations, food industry, government departments and community groups. This degree in Nutrition also provides a pathway to the Master of Public Health or Dietetics. On graduation, you may be eligible for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia as an Associate Nutritionist and, with a further three years of relevant work experience and/or postgraduate studies, as a Registered Public Health Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist.

Potential career paths

  • Public Health Nutritionist
    Average salary: $95,000 - $113,000
  • Health Promotion Officer
    Average salary: $80,769 - $99,500
  • Nutrition Consultant
    Average salary: $113,017 - $123,564
  • Community Development Officer
    Average salary: $77,584 - $96,137
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I applied for the scholarship because I was interested in becoming a Health Ambassador. After I received it, I absolutely loved being able to further promote health and education.
Sharna Motlap
Bachelor of Nutrition

Subjects and units

Delivered online, this course comprises 23 core subjects and 1 elective, requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives


These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Biological Foundations | BFD105A
  • Human Nutrition 1 | NUTR2001A
  • Nutrition & Society | NUTR2003
  • Human Structure & Physiology 1 | HSP101A
  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107A
  • Human Nutrition 2 | NUTR2002A
  • Human Structure & Physiology 2 | HSP102A
  • Lifespan Nutrition | NUTR2005A


These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Health Promotion | HPR200A
  • Food Science, Systems and Policy | NUTR2004A
  • Chemistry for the Health Professions | CHP203
  • First Peoples Culture History and Healthcare |FPH201A
  • Human Biochemistry | HBC205A
  • Human Systems and Pathophysiology 1 | HSP201A
  • Human Systems and Pathophysiology 2 | HSP202A
  • Nutritional Biochemistry and Human Metabolism | SCIE2006A


These seven core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're requirements to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Nutrition Assessment | NUT302
  • Diet and Disease | NUTR2006A
  • Public Health Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation | PUBH2007
  • Public Health Nutrition | NUTR2007A
  • Health Education and Communication | HEC306
  • Special Populations Project | NUTR2008A
  • Health Policy and Activism | HPA301


Choose one elective for year three from the subjects below.

Elective subjects

  • Health Surveillance and Epidemiology | PUBH2101
  • Disease Prevention | HWEL2003A
  • Exercise and Sports Nutrition | ESN301
  • Healthcare in the Digital World | HDW204
  • Critical Literature Review | CLR308A
  • Entrepreneurship, Professionalism and Business Skills in Health | EPR307
  • Food as Medicine | FAM203
  • Integrated Pharmacology | DIP303A
  • Unspecified Elective

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Public Health

      CRICOS 097405K

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

    • Graduate Certificate of Research Studies

      CRICOS 108075F

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

  • Graduate Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Diploma of Public Health

      CRICOS 097406J

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

    • Graduate Diploma of Research Studies

      CRICOS 109130G

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Philosophy

      CRICOS 096609F

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    • Master of Public Health

      CRICOS 097404M

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

Work-Integrated Learning programs provide a valuable resource for you to develop hands-on practical experience to ensure you graduate confident and job-ready.

Live Brief Scenario

NUTR2008A Special Populations Project includes an industry led experience (live brief scenario), where students work in groups online to complete a nutrition project with the consultation and support of an industry partner and their Learning Facilitator.

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Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

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If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent


Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above


Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6 or above, or equivalent

The below is an alternative option.
Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent, and a minimum three years of full time relevant work experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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