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Nutrition Education for Adults

Undergraduate | LTU-DTN303 | 2024

Previously LTU-DTN403

Prepare for a career rich in sharing nutrition information. Learn how people’s lifestyles and the food they eat impacts on the quality and length of life. Then, transform your learnings into sessions with materials, customised to your varied audiences.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Nutrition Education for Adults

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply learning and educational principles and nutrition science translation and communication approaches to design and deliver group nutrition education sessions
    2. Apply learning and educational principles and nutrition science translation and communication approaches to design and use nutrition education resources and materials.
    3. Analyse and interpret the health, food, nutrition and socio-cultural factors affecting nutrition outcomes for priority groups to determine nutrition needs in Australian contexts.
    4. Develop a nutrition education intervention to influence the food and nutrition for a target audience through application of a systematic program planning approach.
    5. Participate in reflective practice as part of developing personal practice, recognising limitations of practice, providing and responding to feedback.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-HUN-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • LTU-DTN403 (Not currently available)


Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: HBFN
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed DTN4ECN (Education and Communication Skills For Nutrition), or DTN3NTE (Nutrition Education) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

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