Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
Course summary for current students
|Award granted ||Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Duration||1 year part time|
|Deakin course code||H511|
Course is under review and may be subject to change.
This course is designed to be a postgraduate introduction to nutrition in a multidisciplinary context. It includes relevant material from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.
Students looking to align their units of study with a specific nutrition career pathway should first visit the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science Careers website to ensure the units they select will meet their career development needs.
Growing public interest in the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result, there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and trustworthy information. In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed a ‘Register of Nutritionists’ to establish a list of appropriately qualified nutrition professionals.
As a graduate of this course, you may be eligible for registration as an ‘Associate Nutritionist’ as the criteria for eligibility is a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in nutrition or equivalent. Following three years of relevant work experience, Associate Nutritionists are able to apply for ‘Registered Nutritionist’ status. For details about the registration process, please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia website.
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
- Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
- Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
The course consists of four credit points completed as: two core units plus two electives. Both electives must be selected from the nutrition elective list included in the course structure.
|HSN701||Principles of Nutrition *|
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour |
|HSN735||Trends and Innovation in Food Science |
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health |
|HSN719||Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment |
|HSN746||Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence |
* Unit also available in Trimester 3 2015
|HSN715||Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies (offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)|
|HSN738||International Nutrition (offered alternate years in 2015, 2017)|
|HSN743||Nutrition for Healthy Ageing |