Bachelor of Nutrition

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Bachelor of Nutrition


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Dr Libby Swanepoel
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Dr Libby Swanepoel

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.

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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Domestic students 

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


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
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