Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition - 773AA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Understand nutrition from a ‘scientific’ context
Explore the science of nutrition at a postgraduate level and examine food and diet within a social, biochemical, disease and life cycle-oriented context with the UC Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition. This course is perfect for students from a broader health science background interested in gaining a better understanding of nutrition. Health professionals working in allied health or multidisciplinary roles within the community, clinical and industrial settings may also benefit from this course.
Study a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition at UC and you will:
- develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to examine health within the framework of nutrition
- understand the application of food in a social, pathophysiological and biochemical health context
- demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to a variety of audience
- develop autonomy and self-direction in progressing your learning and professional development.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Each UC course offers opportunities for students to engage with highly experienced teachers and industry professionals. These opportunities are significant as it allows students to build their own professional relationships networks while they’re still attending UC – thus giving each student a highly competitive edge in the job market once they graduate.
There is a wide range of job opportunities available in the Nutrition industry, and this introductory course will help you decide on your career objectives and what kind of ongoing studies you will need to take to achieve them. Each study path has the potential to eventually transition into a variety of jobs working as a: consultant in the corporate/food industry, state or local government community setting; or working directly with nutrition-focused NGO’s, media organisations, or the fitness industry.
Students must have completed a recognised bachelor’s degree in science or related fields, including human physiology and anatomy or biochemistry studies at the second-year level.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in science, or related discipline*
B) a minimum of one unit in chemistry
C) a minimum of one unit in human biology
D) second year degree level study in biochemistry (year-long)
E) second year degree level study in human physiology (year-long)
This course is not suitable for University of Canberra Bachelor of Human Nutrition graduates who should apply for either the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics or Master of Nutrition.
*a related discipline include health, applied science
Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition (12 credit points)
Required - Must pass 12 credit points as follows
- 6476 - Nutrition, Society and Health G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8254 - Nutrition Across the Lifecycle G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8256 - Nutrition and Disease G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8258 - Nutritional Science G - 3 cp, Level G
- Note: Students who have completed any of these units at undergraduate level may be required to substitute alternative units approved by the Course Convener.
|Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition||GradCert HumanNutr|
- UC - Canberra, Bruce
Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
Two semesters part-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters. (This course is offered part-time only.)
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
This course is subsumable into the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, the Master of Nutrition and the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
- 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
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