Course details

CRICOS course code: 061658G

Level of study: Undergraduate


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

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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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 25,000 Per Year Read moreESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: 75,000
Start date: 25 July 2022
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556

Entry criteria

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.


University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556