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OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

  • Choose elective units from across the university such as social media, exercise and sport, and biosciences
  • Complete professional placements in real-world settings with opportunities to travel to regional areas or overseas
  • Prepare yourself for a career in education, health promotion, Indigenous health, marketing and communication, policy development or research.
QTAC course code425332
QUT course code XN43
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2019 February

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 077703K
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Educator
  • Nutritionist
  • Public Health Officer

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Nutritionists focus on issues that affect the whole population. They are employed in a number of industries to analyse food supply, government policy and eating behaviours, and to develop new ways to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease within communities. Nutritionists can apply their expert knowledge to a number of nutrition services but are not qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy to individuals or groups in hospitals or other clinical environments.

Why choose this course?

This course allows you to select a number of elective units that provide a distinct opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in emerging areas of employment. You are able to select units from across the university and options include social media, exercise and sport, business and biosciences.

During this course, professional placements offer more than just an experience in nutrition. You can contribute to a real project or initiative that is making immediate changes to improve health outcomes. It is an excellent opportunity to work alongside other professionals. You can also travel and engage with communities in rural and remote Australia, and overseas.

You will be taught by staff who are able to offer insight into areas of practice that include sports nutrition, health promotion, childhood obesity, Indigenous health and research. Their industry experience combined with case studies offered by guest lecturers will prepare you as a professional who can adapt your skills to best suit the needs and expectations of your audience. 

Career outcomes

Graduates often work as professionals in government, educational facilities, the food industry, health agencies, corporate environments and community groups. They are skilled to work in roles that include health promotion, Indigenous health, marketing, journalism, plus many more.

This course can also lead to further study or research in nutrition and related areas including dietetics, environmental health and public health.

Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in professional communication.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Nutrition Society.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.



2019: CSP $9,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Nutrition Science

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425332) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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