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Introduction to Nutrition

There’s plenty still to learn about the human body and how it’s impacted by the foods we consume.

If this is an area you’re interested in learning more about, you can start right here by comparing online nutrition courses available through Open Universities Australia.

These courses are delivered by leading universities and will give you the expertise you need to work in nutrition, health promotion or food science roles.

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University of South Australia


Nutrition and Exercise Biochemistry

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania


Foodborne Pathogens

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of New England


Issues in Human Nutrition

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 21 Oct 2024

University of South Australia


Food as Medicine

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

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Online nutrition degrees

La Trobe University


Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Join a rapidly growing industry

Study nutrition as a science as well as a crucial part of wellbeing. Work towards a career as a nutritionist in a range of sectors. Graduate with the opportunity to move into Dietetics, and register with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of South Australia

Exercise a career in health science.

Exercise a holistic approach to nutrition and exercise. Work out ways to build performance and flexible skills across complementary fields. Support community health and wellbeing. Get physical and exercise preventative health. Fuel a healthier society.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Nutrition

Diet can create positive change in communities

Learn about the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Nutrient Reference Values. You’ll explore health science and tools like dietary plans. Start thinking about how you’ll promote better health and wellbeing through a career in nutrition and wellness. 

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia

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.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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