Bachelor of Nutrition - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Nutrition

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Use the science of healthy eating to fight disease.

Get involved in this fascinating new science with our hands-on program specially designed to get you involved with food. In this degree, you’ll understand the science behind food and the way the human body uses it.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2022
Estimated total tuition fee *
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  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2022 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
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Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013351
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 50.00 Rank - 50
USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths; at least one science subject
Total courses
Total units

Get involved in this fascinating new science with our hands-on program specially designed to get you involved with food. In this degree, you’ll understand the science behind food and the way the human body uses it.

Learn how to make food for people with different dietary needs from registered nutritionists and accredited practising dietitians, who will teach you practical knowledge about the nutrition industry.

You’ll use our specialised teaching kitchen to learn about nutrition and health.

Upon graduation you also have the opportunity to continue your research in specialist areas with an honours year and work towards a Master of Health Promotion or Master of Sports Nutrition by Research.

In this program you will:

  • Cook in our specialised teaching kitchen
  • Learn about food preparation, processing and preservation
  • Gain industry experience in a work placement
  • Specialise in a range of minors designed to help you build specialist expertise, in areas like nutritional science, public health nutrition, health promotion, healthy public policy, sustainability, food science and safety, sport and exercise nutrition, agriculture and aquaculture, Indigenous studies, social media or journalism
  • Choose from a wide range of elective courses to further broaden your knowledge in a complementary discipline
Post-admission requirements

Before undertaking a work-integrated learning placement,you must obtain a Blue Card (Working with Children Check).

Career opportunities:
  • Food service and menu support
  • Community nutrition
  • Nutrition policy development
  • Public health nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition journalism
  • Nutrition marketing and support for food industry
  • Corporate nutritionist
  • Researcher
  • Sport and exercise nutrition and public relations
Graduates are eligible to become members of:
  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • The Public Health Association of Australia
  • The Australian Health Promotion Association
  • The World Public Health Nutrition Association
  • Eligible for enrolment in the Accredited Nutritionist Program of the Dietitians Association of Australia (with appropriate experience/further qualifications) 
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