Nutrition science

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Career outcomes

Our nutrition science graduates have pursued careers as:

  • public health nutritionists
  • food and nutrition researchers
  • food and nutrition communicators
  • food and health policy influencers
  • food science and technology professionals
  • food research and product development professionals

About nutrition science

A student in a white coat and green gloves looks through a microscope

Translate science and promote healthy eating and lifestyles to individuals, communities, and populations. Get a comprehensive understanding of food and nutrition, including its science, role in health and disease, and issues across the lifespan in different cultural and religious groups. Study nutrition science and you’ll explore the role of food in broader society and consider issues related to food sustainability and production, food policy and food regulation. You’ll also examine methods for assessing food composition, nutrient requirements and dietary intake – and obtain real skills to design and develop a new food product. Your study will set the stage for a fulfilling career with significant growth potential, with nutrition linked closely to national health priorities in Australia and overseas.

Pathway to dietetics

Nutrition science at ACU can prime you for pathways to further study and professional development. Our Bachelor of Nutrition Science provides the basis for postgraduate studies in dietetics.

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