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Nutrition Major  

The nutrition major comprises 180 credit points (12 units) and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the known nutrients, the non-nutrient substances in food, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, the psychology and sociology of food habits, and current controversies in nutrition. A major in nutrition prepares graduates to be able to work in health promotion roles in a range of community settings.


Students completing the nutrition major who DO NOT wish to be eligible for entry into postgraduate courses in nutrition and dietetics, may make the following substitution (depending upon when they entered the Bachelor of Health Science):

  • February-entry students may substitute HST2100 (Health Promotion Practicum) or HST2111 (Health Promotion Strategies) for SCH2111/SCH3239;



  • July-entry students may substitute HST2100 (Health Promotion Practicum) or HST2111 (Health Promotion Strategies) for SCH1133/SCH2235.



Students who wish to apply for entry into postgraduate nutrition and dietetics courses may not make the above substitution.

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
NUT1111 Food and Nutrients 15
NUT1121 Human Nutrition 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
NUT2210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 15
NUT2220 Nutritional Assessment 15
SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry 15
NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition 15
NUT3221 Community Nutrition 15
NUT3231 Food Habits and Trends 15
NUT3241 Controversies in Nutrition 15
February entry students
SCH2111 Applied Physiology 15
SCH3239 Human Immunology 15
July entry students
SCH1133 Human Genetics 15
SCH2235 Applied Microbiology 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010