Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition)

Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
  • Awarded by

    Charles Sturt University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time; 6 years part time

  • Start Date

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  • Career Outcomes

    Associate Nutritionist

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Last modified: 06 Feb 2019

In a Nutshell

Get insight into the fascinating ways that food and health are intimately linked with this online Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) from Charles Sturt University. This far-reaching qualification explores how we produce, consume and process food, providing insight into one of the most fundamental aspects of our society.

Follow your passion and interests into a career that lets you choose your own adventure. This course is designed to develop your understanding of food and nutrition across a range of health, education, industrial and research areas. Food and nutrition play a key role in individual and community wellbeing, with many perspectives to explore.

You'll look at the social, cultural, technical, environmental, economic and political factors that influence food habits, diet and lifestyle. The course examines the way food is produced, food consumption trends, attitudes to food and health, food supply, policy and ecological issues.

Ready to start your new career but don't want to give up your life? Why not fit your studies around your work and personal commitments? With online classes, you can work at your own pace to a schedule that suits you. Why wait?


Study Health Science at Charles Sturt University

  • What You'll Need to Get In


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

    • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent; OR
    • A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification; OR
    • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification; OR
    • 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; OR
    • 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; AND
    • Standard English Language Proficiency requirements. 
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this nutrition course, subjects you may study include:

    • Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
    • Science Communication and Methodology
    • Physiological Sciences 1
    • Physiological Sciences 2
    • 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
    • Marketing & Society
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Product Innovation Management
    • Foods for Health and Wellbeing
    • Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour
    • Conditioning and Physical Activity
    • Nutrition for Health & Performance
    • Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
    • Exercise, Testing & Prescription
    • Exercise, Health & Disease
    • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    • Health Psychology
    • Nutrition for Disease Prevention
    • Menu Planning for the Community
    • Human Molecular Genetics
    • Nutrition, Metabolism and Human Disease
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  • Why Charles Sturt University?

    One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology. Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

    CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

    You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) from Charles Sturt University.

 You'll be eligible to apply to the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) for the qualification of Associate Nutritionist. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).

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

Let's Talk Price

Charles Sturt University offers upfront payment for this course. Students who meet citizenship and residency requirements may be eligible for Government support, allowing you to defer part or all of your course fees.

Enquire now to find out more about your options.


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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider 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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