Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Nutritionists promote healthy eating and lifestyles to individuals, communities and populations. Nutritionists create opportunities for people to learn about food and nutrition, design food products to support a healthy diet, influence food systems to foster sustainability, and advocate for a safe and equitable food supply across the globe. Studies in nutrition therefore include the science behind food and nutrition - biology and human physiology and chemistry and biochemistry, food and culinary nutrition science and the role of food and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention.Nutrition links very closely with the national and global health priorities related to overnutrition and risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, much of which is preventable through a healthy lifestyle.ACU's program focuses on nutrition for general health, with understanding of the role of food and nutrition in chronic disease management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition related health and community and public health priorities. ACU is the only university in Australia to offer students the opportunity to focus their study on culinary nutrition, an emerging area for work in the food and nutrition industry. The degree will appeal to anyone interested in a career as a nutritionists in public health and policy, in culinary nutrition science, in food and nutrition education and communication, in food science and technology, and in the research and food product development sectors. Work placement units provide students with eposure to work settings where they may gain employment following graduation and international short term study offers students the chance to enrich their university learning experience.The program also provides the basis for postgraduate studies in dietetics. Dietitians treat disease through diet and therefore require additional studies and clinical practice in health settings.
240 credit points. Students may choose to undertake work placement units offering 50-140 hours of work in areas across the food and nutrition industry including food industry, culinary nutrition, sports nutrition, community and public health.
- Nutrition Science
Standard entry requirements
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:New South Wales Pre-requisite: English Standard (Band 2) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 3)Victoria Pre-requisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.
Graduates of this degree will be eligible to apply for registration as a Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). This degree has been designed to meet the competencies deemed essential by the NSA for registration.
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to: postgraduate studies in Nutrition and Dietetics; postgraduate studies in High Performance Sport; one-year Honours courses, for meritorious students preparing for higher degree research; further study in other allied health professions.
|Campus||Fees||Entry||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita)||International: $73,008||No|
|Melbourne (St Patrick's)||International: $73,008||No|
|North Sydney (MacKillop)||International: $73,008||No|
Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for: National and international health agencies; State and federal government health departments; Public health nutritionist; Industry nutritionist; Private practice nutritionist; Nutrition assessment; Nutrition communicator; Food science and technology industry; Food safety and regulation; Quality assurance; Research and product development; Education sector.