Course details

CRICOS course code: 094690B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

As a nutritionist you will create opportunities for people to learn about food and nutrition, design food products to support a healthy diet, influence food systems to foster sustainability, and advocate for a safe and equitable food supply across the globe. You will understand the science behind food and nutrition including human physiology and biochemistry, and food and culinary nutrition science. The focus on the role of food and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, communities and populations, particularly in at-risk groups, will prepare you for work in the emerging areas of the industry.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete compulsory community engagement and an optional 50 – 140 hours of work placement.

Work placement

Students may choose to undertake work placement in areas across the food and nutrition industry including culinary nutrition, sports nutrition, community and public health. These work opportunities may be with sporting teams/clubs, food development and production companies, restaurant and catering groups, community health centres, local government, schools, community organisations, and other not-for-profit health organisations.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this degree will be eligible to apply for registration as a nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA). This degree has been designed to meet the competencies deemed essential by the NSA for registration.

The degree meets the academic qualifications required for Professional Membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). Note: Professional Membership of AIFST also requires three years of relevant professional experience.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • food and nutrition education or communication
  • nutrition research
  • public health and policy
  • food science and food industry
  • food safety and regulation
  • sports nutrition in local, national and international settings

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,064 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 75,192; Unit fee: 3,133
Feb 2023 3 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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