EEH301 - Nutrition, Growth and Development for Health Educators


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

From 2023

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) 

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

EEH202 OR EEH217


Students must be enrolled in course E377.4-5 or E359.5-6

For E359.5-6, students must be enrolled in unit ETP300

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1: 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week (9-weeks over the trimester)



Student enrolment quotas apply in Trimester 1 - From February 5 2020, students to contact Student Services team for enrolment advice


This unit will explore a range of issues related to nutrition, growth and development relevant to health and physical educators. Central to the unit will be the discipline study of nutrition, including the classification of nutrients; food intake and its relationship to activity; lifespan nutrition; nutrition and lifestyles; growth and development; Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDI); health implications of nutrient deficiencies and diet-related disease; sociocultural factors that shape food choices; public health promotion related to nutrition; sport and exercise nutrition requirements; supplement analysis; and hydration techniques.

In preparing health educators for the strengths-based work of this discipline in schools, this unit will focus on the important and contemporary work of developing functional, interactive and critical health literacies in keeping with the tenets of the Victorian Curriculum. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in the numeracy demands of the mathematics of nutrition.

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