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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

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 and metabolism 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 Nutriton and Dietetics, which is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Graduates with a specialisation in nutrition and metabolism 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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