36 months
36400 AUD/year
8033 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This multidisciplinary Bachelor of Nutrition Science course offered at La Trobe University is a pathway into La Trobe's Master of Dietetic Practice. Upon completion of your Master's degree, you may be eligible for accreditation with Dietitians Australia as a Provisional Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

Visit the official programme website for more information


Nutrition plays a powerful role in health and wellbeing. As Australia’s health sector continues to grow, there’s growing demand for nutrition professionals who understand the foundations and underlying science of nutrition, and the links to illnesses related to aging and modern lifestyle choices.

If you're passionate about the power of food and nutrition, Bachelor of Nutrition Science from La Trobe University  gives you the foundations to pursue your dream career supporting the health of individuals and communities.

Carefully designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of food and nutrition science, you'll explore biosciences and the relationship between food, disease and society, as well as the importance of nutritional requirements.

You'll get hands-on experience in commercial kitchens and modern science labs, and you'll have the opportunity to explore an area you're passionate about, including sports nutrition, food science and gastronomy, and nutrigenomics.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work across a wide variety of sectors including population or public health, government bodies, community health, food industry (including food development, technology and analysis), research and media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Biosciences 
  • General Principles of Chemistry 
  • Chemistry Foundations 
  • Nutrition  
  • Individual Determinants of Health  
  • Research and Evidence in Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 102576M  

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36400 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8033 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8033 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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