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Study nutrition and dietetics


Create healthier lives through food and diet

Use food to improve people's lives

The science of diet and nutrition is a fascinating and fast-growing field, with jobs for nutrition professionals in Australia expected to grow by 37% in the next four years*. If you’re passionate about health and want to make a practical difference in people’s lives, learn how to help prevent diet-related diseases with studies in nutrition and dietetics.

Why study at USC?

Our teaching staff include Accredited Practising Dietitians with high-level industry experience in medical nutrition, sports nutrition and dietetics, nutrition for ageing and public health nutrition. You’ll benefit from your teachers’ practical industry experience and will put what you learn into practice through work placements.

Get practical experience

You’ll learn about food science, preparation and menu design and get hands-on in USC’s specialised teaching kitchen. Then, you'll learn how to apply your knowledge through placements in a range of professional and clinical settings.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment - Employment Outlook to November 2020

Bachelor of Nutrition

USC’s three-year Bachelor of Nutrition is a practical program focussed on food and how the body uses it. This flexible degree lets you specialise in an area of interest: choose from majors in health promotion, biomedical science or clinical measurement or minors in food science and safety, public health nutrition, sport and exercise nutrition and more. The Bachelor of Nutrition includes a supervised work placement in a relevant nutrition organisation.

Bachelor of Dietetics

Dietitians provide expert diet and nutrition advice in hospitals, private clinics, schools and more. The four-year Bachelor of Dietetics qualifies you to become a practising dietitian with a deep understanding of the science behind food. You’ll learn the foundations of medical nutrition, how to assess nutritional needs and apply your knowledge in clinical practice through a 20-week professional placement. On graduation you’ll be eligible to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program.

Take a virtual tour of our Nutrition Kitchen

USC Nutrition and Dietetics students use this fully equipped commercial kitchen to practice food prep and complete practical assessments.

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