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Nutrition and Health Promotion, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
This Nutrition and Health Promotion course from Curtin University is designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills required for a career in public health nutrition. 


You will learn how to identify the health and nutritional needs of individuals, groups and communities, develop people’s skills and knowledge in health and nutrition, advocate for policies and laws that support healthy choices and plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and public health nutrition activities.

In your first year, you will learn the foundations of health promotion and nutrition, and study interprofessional core units with students from other health disciplines.

In your second, third and fourth years you will specialise in health promotion and nutrition. You will also undertake an on-campus health promotion campaign, provide a school-based nutrition education session and a 100-hour professional public health nutrition placement in a public health/health promotion organisation.

Why study the Nutrition and Health Promotion course from Curtin University

  • This is the only course of its kind in Western Australia.
  • There are work-integrated learning opportunities.
  • The course has a practical emphasis.
  • You can develop your knowledge and skills in planning and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • The combined health promotion and nutrition content will develop your knowledge in the core studies of human biology, behavioural sciences, research methods and epidemiology.

Career information

  • Nutritionist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Health/Nutrition Project Officer
  • Health/Nutrition Policy Officer
  • Health Research Officer
  • Community Development Officer

Employers may include government, non-government and community-based organisations such as:

  • Department of Health
  • Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Council of WA
  • Diabetes WA
  • Local government
  • Divisions of general practice
  • Welfare agencies such as Foodbank and the Australian
  • Red Cross.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    800 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Public Health 
  • Food and Nutrition Principles 
  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice 
  • Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology 
  • Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours 
  • Human Structure and Function 
  • Promoting Physical Activity and Injury Prevention 
  • Foundations of Biomedical Science 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 046656B

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    36500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: $9,370


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