Bachelor of Nutrition

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Upfront payment
Duration: 2 years accelerated, 3 years full-time
Start date: Three intakes per year – enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Torrens University
Course fees: Price may vary

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About this course

This Bachelor of Nutrition course will help you turn your passion for nutrition and health into a rewarding career.

The course is delivered by Torrens University in partnership with SEEK Learning, and covers the nutritional needs for populations on a global scale as well as understand the nutritional needs of the individual human body.

The course will help you develop a strong foundational set of skills, enabling you to critically analyse and develop robust health programs that address global nutrition issues. From anatomy and physiology to chemistry and human pathophysiology, you will cover a range of subjects to give you a thorough understanding of nutrition and the human body. You will also have the opportunity to target your education by choosing specialist units to study.

Work placement

As a student of Torrens University, you have the option to undertake a work placement for one day a week, over 12 weeks with one of Torrens's partner organisations as part of this course.


To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an ATAR score of 70 or equivalent; OR
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 in a scale of 7 through study with another university; OR
  • Have a Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) rank of 155

Areas of study

In this nutrition course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Chemistry essentials
  • Human pathophysiology 1
  • Human pathophysiology 1
  • Nutritional biochemistry and human metabolism

Specialist units

  • Diet and disease
  • Food systems and policy
  • Human nutrition 1
  • Human nutrition 2
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Nutrition and society
  • Public health nutrition
  • Special populations project

What’s it like to be a nutritionist?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Nutrition from Torrens University. This course will give you the skills and qualification to pursue a career as a:

  • Nutritionist
  • Dietitian
  • Food scientist
  • Food services manager

You will have the know-how to be able to improve the health of individuals and communities by understanding the sociology of food, nutrition and health and our relationships with food.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of this course, or pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.


You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
You will have access to the student portal and online student centre for news updates, course information and other resources. ACNT's online job finder service provides assistance in finding job opportunities, both local and international, by linking students with prospective employers.

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