Bachelor of Nutrition Science
Campus: North Sydney, Melbourne
Professional experience: Students undertake 80 hours of community engagement as part of the course
This program will prepare graduates as a nutritionist. Nutritionists help communicate nutrition science to the lay public and advise the community about food choices for healthy eating. Studies in nutrition therefore include the nutritive value of foods, the nutrients that bodies need at different stages of development, and the role that nutrients and diet play in health promotion and disease prevention.
Nutrition links very closely with the national health priorities in Australia such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease much of which are preventable through healthy lifestyle.
ACU’s program will focus on general health care, chronic disease management, indigenous health, and other emerging areas of need, and will appeal to anyone interested in careers in nutrition: including nutritionists in public and private industry, hospitals and public health sectors, e-health and tele-health, in nutrition communication, in food science and in the research and development sectors.
The program will also provide the basis for postgraduate studies in dietetics. Dietitians treat disease through diet and therefore require further studies and clinical practice in health settings.
Sample program map
|Semester 1||Introduction to Chemistry||Cells and Tissues||Foundations of Public Health||Food Science|
|Semester 2||Human Body in Health and Disease 1||Introduction to Nutrition and Practice||Foundations of Health Promotion||Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society|
|Semester 1||Molecular Biology||Human Body in Health and Disease 2||Introduction to Pharmacology||Society Culture and Health|
|Biochemistry||Advanced Physiology for Nutrition||Communicating Ideas in Science||Epidemiology|
|Semester 2||Motor Control and Learning||Resistance Training: Science and Application||Exercise Testing and Prescription||Elective (Major)/(Minor)|
|Semester 1||Food Chemistry||Lifespan Nutrition||Research Methods||Community and Public Health Nutrition|
|Semester 2||Health Care Ethics||Elective||Elective||Justice and Change in a Global World|
New South Wales: English (standard)
Victoria: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English
Page last updated: 2018-01-10
Short url: https://www.acu.edu.au/1135747