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Bachelor of Human Nutrition


Explore the relationship between diet, health, and disease prevention to create long-lasting behavioural changes in government, industry and the community. Promote health and prevent illness in communities around the globe using evidence-based health and medical sciences in this fast growing industry.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $38,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two biology or equivalent is assumed.
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 58
CRICOS code: 069219M
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Human Nutrition at Flinders

  • Flinders has over 42 years of teaching and research expertise in Nutrition & Dietetics and ranks well above world standard (Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research Australia Rankings 2018).
  • Learn from exceptional lecturers, through team and problem-based learning, industry experience and overseas placement opportunities.
  • Qualify in the evolving field of nutrition for health promotion and illness prevention
  • Study evidence-based topics in nutrition, health promotion, behavioural sciences, nutrition, sports science and public health
  • Combine science, nutrition and exercise into a career with our human nutrition/exercise science combined degree
  • Transfer to the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics after two years or apply for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Undertake a 140-hour self-directed placement with industry, or co-create an industry project in an area of your choice.
  • Volunteer for nutrition events or industry projects, or gain nutrition experience within the University.
  • Problem-solve real nutrition issues, learn from guest lecturers who work in the field, and develop projects with real-world applications.

What you will need

You will be required to undergo criminal history record assessments prior to work placements and possibly immunisations if working within the public health sector.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


This degree is designed to prepare you to deliver quality preventative nutritional practice within a wide range of settings including health education, health promotion and public health.

Potential occupations include:

  • consultant nutritionist
  • food company nutritionist
  • health promotion or project officer
  • sports nutrition consultant
  • research nutritionist.

Potential employers include:

  • local and state government
  • non-government organisations
  • corporations (research and development)
  • community-based services
  • health-related businesses.

Professional accreditation / recognition

The Bachelor of Human Nutrition gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge to practise as an associate nutritionist on graduation, and you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia.