Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours)

Harness the power of food to improve people's health

This hands-on degree teaches you the science behind food and the way the human body uses it. You’ll learn about public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service systems, and gain the qualifications you need to work as an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013123
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 80.00 Rank - 80
USC program code
SC406
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English, Math Methods or Specialist Maths, at least one science subject
Total courses
33
Total units
384

This hands-on degree teaches you the science behind food and the way the human body uses it. You’ll learn about public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service systems, and gain the qualifications you need to work as an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

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

In this program you will: 

  • Learn from experienced Accredited Practising Dietitians with expertise in public health, sports nutrition and more 

  • Work with real clients to provide nutrition assessments and advice  

  • Get hands-on experience in USC’s specialised teaching kitchen  

  • Develop your clinical, interpersonal and professional skills, including the skills you need to work in hospitals, private practice or as a self-employed practitioner  

Post-admission requirements 

Before undertaking a Work Integrated Learning placement, you must obtain a Blue Card, complete a National Criminal History check and a QLD Health orientation package. You may also be required to complete first aid and CPR training. You 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.

You 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 you, the student. Placements in fourth year are undertaken on a full-time basis.

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  

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