Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Build a career in health and nutrition. Good nutrition is foundational for healthy living. With rising rates of preventable diseases and Australia's aging population bolstering demand for health services, there is an increasing demand for nutrition professionals who can help educate populations using nutrition science. If you'd like to pursue a career that makes a meaningful difference, La Trobe's Bachelor of Food and Nutrition gives you everything you need to pursue your dream career in health and nutrition. Australia's only fully online, undergraduate nutrition degree that meets the Nutrition Society of Australia guidelines. It has been designed by leading nutrition experts to give you a comprehensive understanding of food and nutrition science. You will have the opportunity to choose from electives in an area you're passionate about, such as sports nutrition, food science, nutrition research, entrepreneurship, gastronomy, nutrigenomics and more.

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (Band 2) - equivalent to VCE 20 - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - VET studies at Certificate IV level or above within the last five years.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Successful completion of at least the equivalent of 1 semester of higher education full time study within the last 10 years
  • OR


Graduates of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition may apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online (Bundoora) Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Online (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Dec 7 2021

Further information

Additional costs Food ingredients for practical experiments in the home kitchen and assessment tasks - $300 Access to 3rd party software - approximately $150.00 Digital scales, thermometer and other kitchen equipment which are retained by the student - $150.00 Travel and accommodation costs for the 2 optional, on campus, intensive core choice elective subjects - cost depends on student location.

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