Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

As a nutritionist you will 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. You will understand the science behind food and nutrition including human physiology and biochemistry, and food and culinary nutrition science. The focus on the role of food and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, communities and populations, particularly in at-risk groups, will prepare you for work in the emerging areas of the industry.

Structure

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.

Subjects

  • 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.

Recognition

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.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $73,008
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $73,008
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $73,008
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

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.

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