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Nutrition Major  

The nutrition major in the Bachelor of Health Science (K97) comprises 240 credit points (16 units). This major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the known nutrients and the non-nutrient substances in food, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, community nutrition issues, the psychology and sociology of food habits and current controversies in nutrition.

A 16-unit major in nutrition prepares graduates for work as Corporate or Community Nutritionists and is the undergraduate pathway to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Students who select the 16-unit nutrition major but who do NOT wish to be eligible for entry into the Master of Nutrition&Dietetics, may make the following three unit substitutions:


HST2220 Health Promotion, Planning and Administration instead of SCC2211 Organic Chemistry

IAS3100 Indigenous Health instead of SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry

HST3502 Health Sciences Professional Practices instead of SCH3434 Human Development, Reproduction and Ageing.



Community Nutritionist, Corportate Nutritionist, Research Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, Child Health Nutritionist, Health Promotion Nutritionist, Healthy Lifestyle Nutritionist, Aged Care Nutritionist.

This 16-unit major enables the graduate to be eligible to apply for entry to post graduate courses in Dietetics.


This 16-unit major can be studied in the following courses:

K97 - Bachelor of Health Science

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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NUT1121 Human Nutrition 15
NUT1111 Food and Nutrients 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences # 15
SCC1111 General Chemistry ## 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
NUT2210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 15
NUT2220 Nutritional Assessment 15
SCC2211 Organic Chemistry 15
SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry 15
SCH2111 Applied Physiology 15
NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition 15
NUT3221 Community Nutrition 15
NUT3231 Food Habits and Trends 15
NUT3241 Controversies in Nutrition 15
SCH3227 The Biology of Human Disease 15
SCH3434 Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing 15
# Students who require an introductory unit to Chemistry
## Students who have completed Years 11 and 12 Chemistry

Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011