• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

In this course, you will study a diverse range of subjects that will give you a deeper understanding of human nutrition while offering a clearer understanding of what health-related study options are available to you moving forward. This course is perfect for students from a broader health science background looking to specialise in nutrition science, or those looking at entering the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program and need additional pre-requisites to gain access.

This course also offers an alternative exit pathway for students who commence the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics but due to lifestyle or career changes, choose not to complete the degree. Get a taste for nutrition science. Register for the UC Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition course today.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science from University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to examine health within the framework of nutrition
  • understand the application of food in a social, pathophysiological and biochemical health context
  • cultivate critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and apply evidence-based approaches to address a nutrition-related health issue
  • demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to a variety of audience
  • develop autonomy and self-direction in progressing your learning and professional development
  • gain the necessary scientific background and specific knowledge and skills to address concepts and opinions relating to human nutrition
  • identify the links between diet, health, and disease at different life stages
  • discuss ways to improve the delivery of nutritional information.

Accreditation

Students who have completed this program may be eligible to apply for the 'Registered Nutritionist' credential with the Nutrition Society of Australia following a period of work experience (as required by NUTSOC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry 
  • Human Biochemistry 
  • Food Science 
  • Nutrition Across the Lifecycle 
  • Nutrition and Disease 
  • Nutritional Science 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters. Students commencing in Semester 2 may enrol part-time only.

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    94

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General Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a completed bachelor degree in science, or a related discipline,
  • two degree level units in chemistry,
  • two degree level units in human biology and human physiology.
CRICOS Code: 072530M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30504 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21804 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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