Undergraduate studies

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Learn to combine theory and analytical research skills in the communication and application of nutrition science.

Studies in Nutrition Science at Monash will provide you with a comprehensive education that taps into the multi-faceted discipline of human nutrition, and includes an appreciation of the broad scope of food in society, an in-depth knowledge of nutritional and biomedical science, and the role of nutrition in health and disease.

A degree in nutrition science provides students with the knowledge and expertise in the area of human nutrition to equip them for potential employment within the food industry, nutrition research, the public health sector and government and non-government agencies.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science can also lead to further study such as in the Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours), the Masters of Dietetics or other postgraduate courses.

The course has a strong scientific and nutrition foundation in the first two years, covering the scientific basis of nutrient requirements and health eating, with significant reference to nutritional physiology, biochemistry and immunology, intertwined with practical elements such as assessing dietary intake, food chemistry and composition, and the complex regulatory requirements relating to food.

In the final year students have the opportunity to focus their interest in the area of nutrition research, public health nutrition or a work placement.

You will learn from researchers who speciliase in diverse areas including dietary intake and metabolism, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and body composition, and appetite regulation.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science at Monash University is the only program in Australia accredited with the UK Association for Nutrition (AfN). Graduates are eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist in the UK and recognised in the UK and Europe for employment. Graduates are also eligible to apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

Successful applicants may be required to complete a Police check, Working with Children Check and may need to satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the department.

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This one year program builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in undergraduate nutrition related degrees. You will gain a deeper understanding of a selected aspect of human nutrition or dietetics. A research project, undertaken under the supervision of an approved member of the academic or research staff, will enable you to develop specific research skills.  The program consists of an individual major research project and a compulsory coursework component.

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Due to the Master of Dietetics commencing in 2015, the Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) degree will not have any intake of students from 2016.  From 2016, you can gain a dietetic qualification by completing the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, then Master of Dietetics. This will have a duration of 4.5 years.

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