Course Description

Nutritionists are scientists who attain, maintain and promote the health of the public through nutrition research, communication of nutrition information or public health forums. Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who, in addition to these research and public health roles, are accredited to work with individuals and groups to help improve their health outcomes and quality of life. This occurs in settings such as the community, hospitals, private practice, research, and food service.

The course is designed to meet the core fields of competency, including the key areas of professional practice, improving nutrition outcomes for individuals, groups and communities, critical thinking and evidence-based practice and collaboration with stakeholders. These skills can then be applied to all areas of practice including clinical dietetics in hospitals and private practice, community and public health nutrition, food service systems management, and research.

High achieving students may be offered entry into the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (Dean's Scholar).


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.9% (national average 66.3%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.1% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 50.4% (national average 70.8%)
Studying full time: 41.2% (national average 25.6%)
Median full time salary: $54,900 (national average $59,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 084857M
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1879

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 82
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 90
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 97
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 93