Bachelor of Human Nutrition

La Trobe University

This multidisciplinary course aims to give students a thorough understanding of human nutrition, preparing them for a range of careers in the promotion of health and fitness at individual and community levels. Over three years, you'll study the value of food and the importance of assessing the right food choices through food chemistry and nutritional bioscience studies. The first two years focus on human biosciences and foundations in nutritional science, such as food chemistry, nutrition and disease. In third year you'll focus on food science, nutrition through the lifecycle, and nutrition research methods. This course also provides prerequisites for entry into postgraduate courses.

Course Fee:


International: $97,200

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

The first two years focus on human biosciences and foundations in nutritional science, such as food chemistry, principles of nutrition, nutrition and disease. Third year focuses on food science, nutrition through the lifecycle and nutrition research methods. You can study a major in human physiology, genetics, microbiology or biochemistry, or choose a suite of subjects in public health, or open electives across the university.

Subjects you can Study:

Biochemistry; Food Science; Genetics; Microbiology; Nutritional sciences; Physiology; Public Health Nutrition.

Recognition:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Nutrition may be eligible to apply for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia as an Associate Nutritionist. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne 60.15 Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne 60.15 Yes Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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