Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Understand nutrition inside and out

Human nutrition is the branch of science devoted to the study of food and nutrients. It examines the effect that food and nutrients have on our physical, social, mental and environmental wellbeing. At the University of Canberra our emphasis is on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and wellbeing in different societies. You will gain specialist knowledge of the physiological, social, biochemical and epidemiological factors influencing diet-related diseases prevalent in societies today.

Open to new admissions

2018

Admission open to

Domestic students and International students


Level of Study

Undergraduate

Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank

60


Location

Canberra

Course code

686AA

CRICOS number

046612C

Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Human Nutrition at UC and you will:

  • complete a range of foundation subjects to develop a sound scientific background in human nutrition including biochemistry, physiology and food science
  • learn to describe all the factors that influence eating behaviour and responses to food today such as the psychological, social and cultural aspects of people's relationship to food and their maintenance of health and well-being
  • be prepared for entry into graduate courses in allied health areas, including dietetics and nutrition, sports dietetics, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Nutrition are eligible to become a student member of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Further study of two years in our Master of Nutrition (Honours) is required to become an accredited practising dietitian.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan

YEAR 1

  • Chemistry 1a
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Chemistry 1b
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Open Elective

YEAR 2

  • Biochemistry
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Nutritional Science
  • Human Biochemistry
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Nutrition, Society and Health

YEAR 3

  • Human Physiology and the Lifecycle
  • Nutrition Across the Lifecycle
  • International Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Food, Health and Environment
  • Open Elective (x3)

Course specific
information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Nutrition are eligible to become a student member of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Further study of two years in our Master of Nutrition (Honours) is required to become an accredited practising dietitian.

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