Bachelor of Human Nutrition From La Trobe University

Program Overview

Nutrition plays a powerful role in health and wellbeing. As Australia’s health sector continues to grow, there’s growing demand for nutrition professionals who understand the foundations and underlying science of nutrition, and the links to illnesses related to aging and modern lifestyle choices.

If you're passionate about the power of food and nutrition, La Trobe's Bachelor of Nutrition Science gives you the foundations to pursue your dream career supporting the health of individuals and communities.Carefully designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of food and nutrition science, you'll explore biosciences and the relationship between food, disease and society, as well as the importance of nutritional requirements.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Chemistry Foundations
  • Chemistry Of Food And Cooking
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Individual Determinants Of Health
  • Introduction To Nutrition
  • Research And Evidence In Practice
  • Epidemiology And Research Skills For Nutrition

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,400 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

Possible roles include:

  • Nutritionist
  • Food scientist
  • Nutrition policy adviser
  • Nutrition communicator or health marketing officer
  • Nutrition community educator


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