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Bachelor of Nutrition

Health courses and degrees | Bachelor of Nutrition

What is a Bachelor of Nutrition?

The Bachelor of Nutrition enables graduates to assess the determinants of health and nutritional needs of communities and broader populations, prioritise nutrition problems and devise nutrition solutions. This course highlights the increase in related diseases and the importance of developing, implementing and evaluating diet-focused health interventions. 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.

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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
Online
Campus locations
Online
Student
Domestic
Course duration
Full-time: 3 year Part-time: approximately 6 years
Start date
20 Feb 2023
19 Jun 2023
Fees

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

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

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Learn from specialists in their field
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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: $77,000 - $100,000
  • Nutrition Consultant
    Average salary: $96,000 - $119,000
  • Community Development Officer
    Average salary: $78,000 - $94,000
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

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

Requirements

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

Requirements

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
  • Policy Activism, Planning and Management | PUBH2104

Requirements

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

Industry partners and work placements

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

Work placement hours

120 hours of community nutrition placement within a special population group.

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Entry details

Fees

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

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

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.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life 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 you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • 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?
  • 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?

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