Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition)

Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099642C

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

A Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) covers the impact of nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors on health, and how therapeutic nutritional intervention can achieve wellbeing. This bachelor delivers hands-on experience at the student-led Practice Wellbeing Centre under the guidance of experienced nutritionists, treating public patients. A degree in nutrition will prepare you to confidently start clinical nutrition practice in the community.

Learn from specialists in their field

Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

The highest level of practical experience

Develop clinical skills, access the latest technology and improve client wellbeing at our student-led clinic.

Tap into our knowledge

Our heritage with Southern School of Natural Therapies and Australasian College of Natural Therapies ensures you’re learning from decades of experience.

Course overview

In this course, you will learn the foundations of health science, including human biology, physiology and pathology, as well as the basics of research and evidence-based practice. You’ll study how can impact our health, and how food and other dietary factors can be used to improve wellbeing at an individual, community or population level. Choose from a range of electives to focus your degree in nutrition on your area of interest. Under the guidance of experienced nutritionists, you will gain hands-on experience treating public patients at our custom-built student-led clinic the Practice Wellbeing Centre. Work-Integrated Learning and clinical practicum experience are embedded throughout the course and are incorporated into theory subjects.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) provides a number of career opportunities. Whether you’re interested in providing clinical nutrition advice face-to-face with clients, creating innovative nutritional recipes or jumping into the world of nutrition research, there is a growing demand for skilled practitioners and registered clinical nutritionist in a range of industries and healthcare settings.

Career paths

  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Researcher
  • Health Educator
  • Product Developer

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Most face-to-face courses are also available online. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Learning outcomes

  • Consult with the public under guidance of experienced clinical nutritionists
  • Understand the therapeutic use of clinical nutrition in the prevention and treatment of various health conditions
  • Take an evidence-based approach to the science of food and how it can be balanced to nurture good health
  • Know dietary requirements throughout the lifespan and the impact of deficiency and nutritional interventions

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,040 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 3 years
Full time
Flinders Street campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
24,040 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 3 years
Full time
Fitzroy campus
25 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
24,040 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 3 years
Read moreFull-time: 3 years

Self study / online (with attendance)
Fitzroy campus
25 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
24,040 Per Year 12 Sep 2022 3 years
Read moreFull-time: 3 years

Self study / online (with attendance)
Flinders Street campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Address

Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
Sydney Campus
235 Pyrmont Street
Sydney New South Wales 2009
Australia
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