Bachelor of Human Nutrition

La Trobe University

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

Turn your passion for nutrition into a rewarding career. Nutrition plays a powerful role in health and wellbeing. As Australia's health sector continues to grow, there's growing demand for nutrition professionals who understand the foundations and underlying science of nutrition, and the links to illnesses related to aging and modern lifestyle choices. If you're passionate about the power of food and nutrition, La Trobe's Bachelor of Nutrition Science gives you the foundations to pursue your dream career supporting the health of individuals and communities. Carefully designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of food and nutrition science, you'll explore biosciences and the relationship between food, disease and society, as well as the importance of nutritional requirements. You'll get hands-on experience in commercial kitchens and modern science labs, and you'll have the opportunity to explore an area you're passionate about, including sports nutrition, food science and gastronomy, and nutrigenomics.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Nutrition Science, students must complete 360 credit points in total consisting of: 315 core credit points 45 elective credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Applications of Chemistry
  • Chemistry Foundations
  • Chemistry of Food and Cooking
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Individual Determinants of Health
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Research and Evidence in Practice
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 51.15
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne.

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

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