Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program gives graduates an understanding of human anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, nutrition education, and health needs of specific populations.As a health qualification, the Bachelor of Nutrition Science allows entry to general health-related positions and to graduate teaching programs. Graduates of Nutrition Science work in areas including education in community health centres, government institutions, industry, education and research. Nutritionists use expertise in nutrition to promote and improve the health of individuals and communities. As community or public health workers, nutritionists attempt to improve the dietary patterns and habits of groups or populations through education, training and promotion. Practitioners work as consumer and public health specialists, food advertising consultants, food educators, product developers, and by promoting nutrition through the media as food journalists and editors.

Course Fee:

International: $117,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA) and Chemistry (4,SA)


288 credit points including 12 credit points of professional placement studies and a minor of 48 credit points.

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Study Pathways:

Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information:

Blue Card, tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis B vaccination. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Nutrition Society.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 3 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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