Bachelor of Nutrition
Promote wellness through food and nutrition
Explore the connection between nutrition and a healthy life. You’ll study macronutrients and the metabolism across the lifespan. Support public health through diet-focussed interventions. Graduate and register with the Nutrition Society of Australia.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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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:
- Learn about health science, human and community nutrition, and public health.
- Discover the relationship between nutritional intake, the maintenance of health and the development of disease.
- Consider the local and global food system and the sociological aspects of dietary intakes. Design, implement and evaluate evidenced based public health nutrition interventions.
- Understand and apply evidence-based practice and critical enquiry.
The Bachelor of Nutrition prepares you for a range of careers in Nutrition, with a focus on population health, nutrition-related health promotion and disease prevention. On completion, you’ll be open to roles in community nutrition, health promotion and advocacy, working with consumer organisations, food industry, government departments and community groups. This degree in Nutrition also provides a pathway to the Master of Public Health or Dietetics. On graduation, you may be eligible for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia as an Associate Nutritionist and, with a further three years of relevant work experience and/or postgraduate studies, as a Registered Public Health Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist.
Potential career paths include:
- Public Health
- Nutritionist Health
- Promotion Officer
- Nutrition Consultant
- Community Development Officer
NSA recognised credentials
On graduation, you are eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society 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.
English Proficiency Requirements
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.
Throughout the course, you will gain a solid understanding of health science, biology and physiology. You will learn about nutrition in the context of public health, pathology and improving health and wellness, and develop skills to critically analyse, develop and implement nutrition intervention programs. You’ll also study specialist subjects like First People culture, history and healthcare, public health nutrition and a special populations project, allowing you to gain valuable industry skills.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. Participate in live classes, connecting with specialist lecturers and fellow students. When studying online, you’ll complete the same set of self-paced study modules as on-campus students, and graduate with the same qualification. Best of all, you get access to view live content on demand.
Course duration: Full-time: 3 year Part-time: approximately 6 years
Recommended Study Pattern
The Bachelor of Nutrition course is comprised of 24 subjects consisting of 23 core and 1 elective.