Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

By studying a combination of science, wellbeing and business principles, you’ll gain core skills needed to support community health, or to start your own business as a nutritional advisor. You’ll explore how food impacts physical health and lifestyle, while studying key principles in nutrition, human physiology, human behaviour, health promotion and business management.You will gain an understanding of how social and cultural practices impact food, allowing you to take a holistic approach when supporting people and organisations with their nutritional choices. You will gain the confidence to work as a nutritionist in health or fitness facilities, or as a nutritional advisor in the food industry.Upon completion of your studies, you’ll be able to apply to register with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Whether you’re interested in becoming a consultant, a nutritionist in the food industry, or in public health, you’ll be playing a key role in preventing non-communicable disease and promoting healthy lifestyles in Australia.


360 credit points over 3 years.


  • Management principles
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and nutrition 1
  • Psychosocial aspects of health behaviour
  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Brains and behaviour
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and nutrition 2
  • Health and physical activity promotion
  • Scientific communication
  • Health promotion
  • Biochemistry
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Health and behaviour change
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Science communication project
  • Lifespan human development
  • Nutrition for health and exercise
  • Pathophysiology 1
  • Population and global health perspectives
  • Chemistry 1
  • Pathophysiology 2
  • Health promotion
  • Biochemistry
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Health and behaviour change
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Science communication project.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 applicantsDomestic applicants will have completed the equivalent of Victorian Year 12 with an English mark of at least 20
  • And a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or any Science subject.Non-year 12 and other applicantsNon-Year 12 applicants must have completed a minimum of 1 unit of study in HE with results at pass level or VET qualification at Certificate III or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceSubstantive experience in a role with a degree of responsibility and must complete a personal statement.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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