Bachelor of Human Nutrition

La Trobe University

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

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.


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.


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

Standard 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.


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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $101,400
  • ATAR: 61
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time

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