Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway)

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

In this course, if you achieve an average weighted average mark (WAM) of 75 or above, you will be guaranteed entry into the Master of Dietetics. This course offers the same structure and units as for our Bachelor of Nutrition Science but also ensures that the dietetics prerequisites are incorporated as core units, to fulfil the entry requirements for dietetics. Graduates will be made an offer to study in the Master of Dietetics once they have completed all the necessary units and met the hurdle WAM requirement. In this course, you will find yourself studying a range of subjects that will build your foundational nutrition knowledge and translate into a number of career opportunities. Gain a comprehensive understanding of: the role of food in disease prevention; nutrition education and research; food choice and intake; food regulation; nutritional physiology; lifespan nutrition; sustainable food systems; the science of food. To add diversity to your degree and expand your career opportunities, you can choose elective units in complementary areas such as food innovation, health promotion, psychology, physical activity and health or exercise science. You will be able to put theory into practice in our state-of-the-art food sensory labs located within our Centre for Advanced Sensory Science. Designed just like those found in industry settings, you will get hands-on experience that will prepare you for the workplace. A major in food innovation will prepare you for a career in the food industry, where your knowledge of nutrition and food composition will facilitate the creation and marketing of food products that help to improve health. You will also have the opportunity to gain 100 hours of valuable practical experience, either by studying the volunteering unit in year 2 or 3, or the Food and Nutrition Practicum unit in your final year, ensuring you get the opportunity to receive on-site training in a food and nutrition organisation.


To complete the Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetic Pathway), students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points, you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study - equivalent to at least two Deakin University units - at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience.


This course is not accredited by a professional body.

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