Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition)
Improve people’s lives through food and nutrition
Study the foundations of biology, physiology and pathology. See where dietary factors fit in with health and wellness. You’ll gain hands-on experience treating patients in a student-led clinic. Graduates are eligible to join professional associations.
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Online & on-campus
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- 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.
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. Potential career paths include:
- Clinical Nutritionalist
- Nutrition Researcher
- Health Educator
- Product Developer
Professional recognitionATMS accredited This course is accredited by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. NHAA accredited This course is accredited by the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
- Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
Standard English language requirements apply.
Visit our admissions centre for more information: https://www.torrens.edu.au/how-to-apply/admissions-criteria
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
You’ll be able to gain 360 hours of Clinical Practicum Experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre and 95 hours of Work-Integrated Learning at an external organisation of your choice.
Mandatory Residential School attendance will be required for the below subjects:
- PCS207A Pre-clinical Studies 1
- NUT208A Nutritional Therapeutics 1
- PCS209A Pre-Clinical Studies 2
- NUT301A Nutritional Therapeutics 2
- DCP409A Dietary Counselling & Planning
- FNM408A Functional Nutritional Medicine "
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 food and other dietary factors can be used to improve wellbeing at individual, community or population level. 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.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 3 years full time, 6 years part time
Recommended Study Pattern
The course contains 3 subject levels - Level 100, 200 and 300 guiding you from foundational through to more complex subjects.
- Level 100: 9 core subjects
- Level 200: 10 core subjects
- Level 300: 4 core subjects
There is one AQF Level 7 Elective Subject in the course.