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Bachelor of Nutrition

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time (2 years accelerated) – part-time options also available

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Torrens University Australia

  • Career Outcomes:

    Nutritionist | Nutrition Advisor | Nutritional Advisor | Nutrition Assistant | View all

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About this course

Improve the lives of others and start a dynamic new career with the Bachelor of Nutrition from Torrens University Australia.

You'll develop a comprehensive foundation of scientific knowledge to inform your work - learning about anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathophysiology and the ability to make clinical enquiries and interpretations of your findings. You'll study the body's relationship with macro and micronutrients, and develop a comprehensive understanding of disease and its effect on the body.

Your theoretical learning will be informed by a sound contextual teaching of the complex system in which nutrition exists. You'll study the social, environmental and ethical dimensions of nutrition, the role of public and community health, and have the opportunity to pursue further inquiry with a research project into a particular population.

With a global perspective, this course encourages you to think widely and critically about the challenges and complexities of nutrition.

After graduation, you may choose to pursue further study: in this course, you'll reach the level of chemistry knowledge required for postgraduate study in dietetics, further enhancing your career opportunities as a qualified dietician.

Workload and assessment

In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a combination of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to about 10 hours a week over 12-week trimesters.

Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:

  • Critical analysis
  • Essay writing
  • Literature reviews
  • Needs assessment
  • Project development and evaluation


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Have completed an Australian secondary education qualification, or equivalent; OR

  • Have completed or partly completed a qualification at an associate degree-level or above; OR
  • Have completed a VET qualification at certificate IV-level or above; OR
  • Have a Special Tertiary Admission Test percentile rank or equivalent

Torrens University Australia also offers guaranteed entry to students who have achieved at least:

  • An ATAR of 60 or equivalent; OR
  • A GPA of 3.5 in a scale of 7 at another Australian university; OR
  • A Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) rank of 155

All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

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


  • Chemistry essentials
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Pathophysiology 1
  • Pathophysiology 2
  • Nutritional biochemistry and human metabolism
  • Diet and disease
  • Food systems and policy
  • Human nutrition 1
  • Human nutrition 2
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Public health nutrition
  • Special populations project
Torrens University Australia Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.

Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.

Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Nutrition from Torrens University Australia.

After graduation you may choose to seek employment across a range of opportunities in the health and wellness industry, or pursue further study. You could pursue opportunities in public health and policy, nutrition and diet counselling, or in general human services provision.

Curious about where a career in nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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