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Nutrition Science is a multidisciplinary area of study that covers the role of food and nutrients in health and disease, across the lifespan. You will explore the basics of biology and biochemistry before focusing on human nutrition. You will have opportunity to investigate nutrition and the effects of nutrients on health and disease from the molecular to the systems level.

You will learn how we sense, digest, metabolise and store nutrients and a develop a wide range of laboratory and research skills, including working with big data sets, which will provide a strong foundation for a career as a nutrition scientist, a research pathway, or, with additional pre-requisites, entry to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Graduate opportunities

A major in nutrition science can open the door to further study in this area. You may wish to consider completing an honours year in nutrition and metabolism, or applying for entry to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Graduates with a specialisation in nutrition science may be able to apply for positions in: hospitals; community health centres and area health services; private practice; sports nutrition; food industry; advertising; consulting; non-government organisations; public service (allied health professionals); academia (lecturer or research scientist in nutrition).


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