Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at The University of Newcastle, Australia

The bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics is becoming increasingly sought after as the prevalence of diet and nutrition-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity grows.


The bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics is becoming increasingly sought after as the prevalence of diet and nutrition-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity grows. 

As a nutrition and dietetics student at the University of Newcastle, you'll have access to world-class researchers and professors, putting you at the forefront of current developments in food and nutrition. 

Learn about the powerful science of human nutrition and the best practices for managing patient health.

This curriculum promotes the growth of communication and problem-solving skills through coursework in the social sciences, basic and applied sciences, food, nutrition, and dietetics. 

The last year of study includes a selection of electives based on your area of interest and is delivered via distance education methods in order to accommodate practice placements. 

Due to the program's accreditation by the Dietitians Association of Australia, graduates are qualified to practice as accredited dietitians (APD).

What you will study

The University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program combines academic and scientific knowledge with practical instruction to ensure that you are sufficiently equipped for a career in nutrition and dietetics. As soon as:

  • Develop the skills you need to enhance global welfare by learning about the science of human nutrition and health.

  • Develop vital communication and problem-solving skills to support your understanding of how nutrition and health are related.

  • Consider taking electives in a subject you are interested in, such as sports nutrition.

  • Develop the analytical research skills necessary to excel in the dynamic field of nutrition and dietetics.

Your areas of study will include:

  1. Basic and applied sciences

  2. Social sciences

  3. Medical nutrition therapy

  4. Community and public health nutrition

  5. Food service and management

  6. Professional practice

Learning Outcomes

  1. For safe and effective practice, the practitioner must comprehend the food and nutrition sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, and food service management (scholarly approach).

  1. Comprehensive expertise means demonstrating proficiency in determining, overseeing, and evaluating the dietary needs of people, groups, and communities in a range of circumstances (Comprehensive expertise).

  1. Critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and the ability to detect and understand challenging situations to find creative solutions were all shown (Research adept).

  1. exhibited highly developed and effective communication skills through verbal, nonverbal, academic, and/or professional writing at both the individual and population levels (a skilled communicator).

  1. exhibited a commitment to moral conduct and social responsibility, including support for patients, the community, and the nutrition and dietetics profession (an Advocate).

Career Opportunities

  1. Dietitian, 

  2. Diabetes educator, 

  3. Food service manager, 

  4. Health administrator 

  5. Health promotion officer, 

  6. Health writer, 

  7. Nutritionist, 

  8. Researcher, 

  9. Sports dietitian.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents, and international students.

  • Previous Year 12 studies.

  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications.

  • Overseas qualifications are considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

English Language Requirements

The minimum English language competence requirement for applicants to this program is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee  

  • AUD 38,160 (indicative annual fee, 2022)

$38,160 per year
  • Level
    Bachelor Honours
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    $10,000 OFF