Nutrition Science - M2001
Now more than ever, there’s an awareness of how our food choices impact our health. There is a need for nutritionists who can explain the science underpinning the relationship between diet and disease to the general public. That's why studying a Bachelor of Nutrition Science is such a healthy investment.
As a nutrition student, you'll examine the broad scope of food in society and gain in-depth knowledge of nutritional and biomedical science from specialists in diverse areas including dietary intake, nutrient metabolism, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and exercise science, food sustainability and gut health.
Your theoretical knowledge will be enriched through hands-on, practical study in our innovative Be Active Sleep Eat (BASE) facility equipped with an industrial kitchen, sleep lab and body composition suite. You’ll learn how to assess dietary intake, experiment with food chemistry and composition, and how to understand the complex regulatory requirements relating to food labelling.
You’ll also have the opportunity to gain professional experience, applying your new knowledge and skills with the choice of a work placement or research project. Build your future network and complete an 11-week placement in the food industry or participate in nutrition research, working on a project under the supervision of one of our expert supervisors.
If you’re a high-achieving student, we want to recognise and nurture your potential through our Nutrition Science Scholars Program. As a Scholar, you’ll be guaranteed entry into our Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (provided you maintain a distinction average through your nutrition studies) and take part in extracurricular opportunities engaging with research staff and advanced technical facilities.
The Monash Bachelor of Nutrition Science is the only nutrition program in Australia accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to register as Associate Nutritionist on (ANutr), recognising your qualification for employment in the UK. Our graduates are also eligible to apply for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).
With a Bachelor of Nutrition Science, our graduates can explore a variety of rewarding careers and make a difference to health. You go into roles in the food industry - as a nutrition adviser, food technologist or product developer. Or if people are your passion, you can apply your nutrition knowledge in a public health setting - working in health promotion, community development, policy, regulation or communication. With further graduate study, you can qualify as a dietitian.