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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$12,290/0.5 EFTSL-$6145* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Faculty contacts||Health - Student and Academic Services|
Tel 03 9251 7777
|Deakin course code||H511|
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.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.
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 *|
|HSN703||Diet and Disease|
|HSN705||Public Health 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
|HSN701||Principles of Nutrition|
|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|
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition should have completed a three year bachelor degree in any discipline or equivalent qualifications or relevant professional experience. (A science subject at Year 12 level or equivalent is also recommended.) Selection is based primarily on academic merit.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.