Course details

CRICOS course code: 077703K

Level of study: Undergraduate


This course allows you to select a number of elective units that provide a distinct opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in emerging areas of employment. You are able to select units from across the university and options include social media, exercise and sport, business and biosciences.

During this course, professional placements offer more than just an experience in nutrition. You can contribute to a real project or initiative that is making immediate changes to improve health outcomes. It is an excellent opportunity to work alongside other professionals. You can also travel and engage with communities in rural and remote Australia, and overseas.

You will be taught by staff who are able to offer insight into areas of practice that include sports nutrition, health promotion, childhood obesity, Indigenous health and research. Their industry experience combined with case studies offered by guest lecturers will prepare you as a professional who can adapt your skills to best suit the needs and expectations of your audience.

Nutritionists focus on issues that affect the whole population. They are employed in a number of industries to analyse food supply, government policy and eating behaviours, and to develop new ways to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease within communities. Nutritionists can apply their expert knowledge to a number of nutrition services but are not qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy to individuals or groups in hospitals or other clinical environments.

Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in professional communication.


Choose elective units from across the university such as social media, exercise and sport, and biosciences
Complete professional placements in real-world settings with opportunities to travel to regional areas or overseas
Prepare yourself for a career in education, health promotion, Indigenous health, marketing and communication, policy development or research.

Career outcomes

Graduates often work as professionals in government, educational facilities, the food industry, health agencies, corporate environments and community groups. They are skilled to work in roles that include health promotion, Indigenous health, marketing, journalism, plus many more.

This course can also lead to further study or research in nutrition and related areas including dietetics, environmental health and public health.

Possible careers

Community Health Officer
Community Nutritionist
Public Health Officer

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,100 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 41,000 per year
Start date: 22 February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Subject prerequisites

Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000