Bachelor of Human Nutrition
This multidisciplinary course aims to give you a thorough understanding of human nutrition, preparing you for a range of careers in the promotion of health and fitness at individual and community levels.
Over three years, you'll study the value of food and the importance of assessing the right food choices through food chemistry and nutritional bioscience studies.
The first two years focus on human biosciences and foundations in nutritional science, such as food chemistry, nutrition and disease. In third year you focus on food science, nutrition through the lifecycle, and nutrition research methods.
This course also provides prerequisites for entry into postgraduate courses.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Graduates are likely to find work in food science, health science, and animal and human nutrition, or in the biological science field. Employers may include government bodies, community health centres, food companies, food manufacturing and processing, animal health companies and sports clubs.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition may be eligible to apply for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia as an Associate Nutritionist. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a lab coat ($30) and a dissecting kit ($40). These can be purchased anywhere and remain the students' personal property. Additional costs of field trips - food, accommodation and travel may also apply. Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 075872J