Key information

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Study mode

Online
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Campus locations

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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Session availability

Session 2; Session 1; Session 2 201760; 201830; 201860

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

A broad knowledge base

You will 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 industrial settings.

The latest facilities

To make sure you are experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include food science laboratories, a commercial food preparation laboratory and a campus-based nutrition clinic.

Professional recognition

This course qualifies graduates 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).

This course qualifies graduates 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).

This course qualifies graduates 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).

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

Distance education students are required to attend residential schools, of two to five days duration, using facilities at the University. These schools will provide intensive teaching on the practical aspects of the course.

Students cover all costs associated with attending residential schools.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

CHM107 Chemistry 1B
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
FDS202 Food Microbiology
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Research

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

Education

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

Community programs

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

Research

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

Education

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

Community programs

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

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Standard CSU Credit rules apply

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) online or on campus.

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DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNESFN

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CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

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Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJSFN
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNESFN

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Jennifer Fulloon - Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition)

"The residential schools were a highlight of my experience. They were very important for networking with academic staff and fellow students. The lovely rural campus and the friendly, approachable staff made the experience unique."

Jennifer Fulloon - Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Core subjects (160 CR or 20 subjects)

BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
BMS208 Human Nutrition
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals OR CHM104 Chem1A for “Transition to Dietetics” stream
FDS102 Introduction to Food and Nutrition
FDS202 Food Microbiology
FDS203 Food and Nutritional Chemistry
FDS208 Food Formulation and Characterisation
FDS305 Quality Assurance
FDS309 Food Processing and Preservation
FDS310 Food Product Development
IKC100 Indigenous Health
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
NUT201 Food and Health
NUT220 Food Intake Analysis and Meals Planning
NUT301 Community and Public Health

And one of the following streams (students cannot mix subjects from various streams):

Food Innovation and Marketing stream (32 CR or 4 subjects)

MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MKT350 Product Innovation Management
FDS311 Foods for Health and Wellbeing

Exercise Nutrition stream (32 CR or 4 subjects)

EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour
EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing OR EHR226 Exercise, Testing & Prescription OR EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease

Community Nutrition stream (32 CR or 4 subjects)

PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
PSY214 Health Psychology
NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention
NUT306 Menu Planning for the Community

Transition to Dietetics stream (32 CR or 4 subjects) – note that these subjects are only recommended. Students wanting to transition into Post Graduate Dietetics at another institution need to confirm the make up of this stream with their prospective institution.

CHM107 Chem1B
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention
BMS243 Nutrition, Metabolism and Human Disease

Standard Structure

Year 1

Session 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals OR CHM104 for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream

Session 2
FDS102 Introduction to Food and Nutrition
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Year 2

Session 3
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry for all streams except “Transition to Dietetics”

Session 4
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Community Nutrition” Stream
CHM107 Chem1B for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream

Year 3

Session 5
NUT201 Food and Health
[Stream Subject 1]
MKT110 Marketing & Society for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry for “Transition to Dietetics” stream
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Session 6
BMS208 Human Nutrition for all streams except “Exercise Nutrition
EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology

Year 4

Session 7
FDS203 Food and Nutritional Chemistry
[Minor Subject 2]
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
PSY214 Health Psychology for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Session 8
NUT301 Community and Public Health
NUT220 Food Intake Analysis and Meals Planning

Year 5

Session 9
FDS202 Food Microbiology
FDS208 Food Formulation and Characterisation

Session 10
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
FDS309 Food Processing and Preservation

Year 6

Session 11
FDS305 Quality Assurance
[Minor Subject 3]
MKT350 Product Innovation Management for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance for  “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Session 12
FDS310 Food Product Development
[Minor Subject 4]
FDS311 Foods for Health and Wellbeing for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing OR EHR226 Exercise, Testing & Prescription OR EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease for  “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
BMS243 for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
NUT306 Menu Planning for the Community for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Accelerated structure

Year 1

Session 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals OR CHM104 for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 2
FDS102 Introduction to Food and Nutrition
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology for all streams except “Transition to Dietetics”
CHM107 Chem1B for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Year 2

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
NUT201 Food and Health
[stream Subject 1]
MKT110 Marketing & Society for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Session 4
BMS208 Human Nutrition
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Community Nutrition” Stream
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream

Year 3

Session 5
FDS203 Food and Nutritional Chemistry
FDS202 Food Microbiology
FDS208 Food Formulation and Characterisation

Session 6
FDS309 Food Processing and Preservation
NUT301 Community and Public Health
NUT220 Food Intake Analysis and Meals Planning

Year 4

Session 7
FDS305 Quality Assurance
[Stream Subject 2]
IKC100 Indigenous Health for “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
PSY214 Health Psychology for “Community Nutrition” Stream
[Stream Subject 3]
MKT350 Product Innovation Management for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance for  “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Session 8
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
FDS310 Food Product Development
[Stream Subject 4]
FDS311 Foods for health and Wellbeing for “Food Innovation and Marketing” Stream
EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing OR EHR226 Exercise, Testing & Prescription OR EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease for  “Exercise Nutrition” Stream
BMS243 for “Transition to Dietetics” Stream
NUT306 Menu Planning for the Community for “Community Nutrition” Stream

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate with the Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) qualification, the student must complete 192 points of study according to the course structure set out in the this document.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

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Universities Admissions Centre
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Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

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(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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2017 Session 3 Application closing date

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2018 Session 1 Application closing date

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2018 Session 2 Applications open

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