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Bachelor of Human Nutrition - 686AA

Course Code: 686AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
CRICOS Code: 046612C
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


This course provides students with a sound scientific background in nutritional science, food and consumer science and the psychological, social and cultural factors influencing people's response to food and their eating behaviour. The emphasis is on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and well being in different societies and the physiological, biochemical and epidemiological relationships with diet-related diseases prevalent in affluent societies.

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Chemistry and Mathematical Methods majors.NSW: Chemistry and Mathematics.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Human Nutrition B HumanNutr

Alternate Exit Awards

Associate Degree of Health Studies Diploma of Health Studies

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Nutrition, following relevant work experience, may be eligible to apply for the credential 'Registered Nutritionist' with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Graduate Employment

This course prepares graduates for employment in nutrition and community education environments, health promotion, government policy areas, the food industry, secondary teaching (in conjunction with teaching qualifications) and in other careers in biological sciences. It also provides the foundation and prerequisites for qualifying students for entry into graduate courses in allied health areas, including Dietetics and Nutrition, Sports Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy (all available at the University of Canberra); and Medicine (available at other Universities).

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

154JA Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Human Nutrition


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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