Bachelor of Dietetics

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Bachelor of Dietetics

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Previously the SC353 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Program summary

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Judy Tweedie
Program coordinator

Judy Tweedie

Harness the power of food to improve the health of others

Our hands-on program is designed to get you involved with food, understand the science behind food and the way the human body uses it. Taught by Accredited Practising Dietitians, you’ll learn about nutrition and food in a specialised teaching kitchen.

This is the perfect program for anyone who wants to improve people’s lives through food.

In this program you will:

  • Learn in a specialised teaching kitchen
  • Role play clinical consultations
  • Work with a real client to give them a nutrition assessment
  • Gain experience in medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, and food service systems

After you complete two years of full-time study, choose to take an embedded honours stream to focus on a research area of interest.

Post-admission requirements

Before undertaking Work Integrated Learning placement students must obtain a Blue card, complete a National Criminal History check and a QLD Health orientation package and may be required to complete first aid and CPR training. Students must also provide evidence of Hepatitis B immunisation, and evidence of vaccination for the diseases measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis — refer to Program Requirements.

Students will be required to undertake some placements outside the Sunshine Coast region in metropolitan and regional/rural centres. Expenses for these and other placement requirements are to be incurred by the student. Placements in fourth year are undertaken on a full-time basis.

Refer to the Dietetics - Placement page for further information.

Career opportunities
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Sports nutrition
  • Private practice
  • Community nutrition
  • Public health nutrition
  • Food service management
  • Nutrition consultancy
  • Research and education
Graduates are eligible to become members of:
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program upon graduation

Application and admission advice

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

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How to enrol

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Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

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