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Health Science (Food and Nutrition), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
Does the role of food in society fascinate you? Learn how food and nutrition influences individual and community wellbeing with the Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) from Charles Sturt University. This course will enhance your understanding of food and nutrition across a range of health, education, industrial and research areas. 


Course highlights

  • A broad knowledge base

    At Health Science (Food and Nutrition) Bachelor degree at the Charles Sturt University you'll develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in appropriate aspects of food and nutrition and its scientific basis to enable you to work in multidisciplinary teams in a range of health and industry settings. Pick a stream of study to better understand the relationship of food and nutrition to specialist areas of health: exercise science, community nutrition, food innovation and marketing, or study subjects that may facilitate entry to postgraduate dietetics study.

  • The latest equipment

    To ensure you’re experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include food science laboratories, a commercial food preparation laboratory and a nutrition clinic.

  • Professional recognition

    This course allows you to apply to the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) for the qualification of Associate Nutritionist; however, the NSA does not formally accredit courses. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).

Career opportunities

  • Delve into research

    Drive innovation and change in food product development and community health by using your skills to analyse emerging technologies and how social constructs impact upon nutrition in various communities.

  • Lead education programs

    Develop tailored programs to support individuals seeking to optimise their health and wellbeing or manage specific illnesses, allergies or dietary requirements.

  • Contribute to community programs

    Promote the importance of healthy eating habits and nutrition in programs across schools and communities. Evaluate food services , guide food program delivery and develop education projects and resources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits

    168 points (20 subjects) of core compulsory subjects and 24 points (3 subjects) of restricted electives

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
  • Science Communication and Methodology
  • Physiological Sciences 
  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
  • Chemical Fundamentals 
  • Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food and Nutritional Chemistry
  • Food Formulation and Characterisation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food Processing and Preservation
  • Food Product Development
  • Indigenous Health
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Food and Health
  • Food Intake Analysis and Meals Planning
  • Community and Public Health

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28160 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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