Course Description

Eating well is central to supporting growth and development, preventing chronic disease, and general vitality at all stages of life. Nutrition is the science of how the foods we eat affect our health. 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 Bachelor of Nutrition Science provides a strong grounding in areas including nutrition science, food chemistry, biochemistry, and metabolism, as well as training in nutrition research. You will be able to apply your knowledge to a range of community settings. These include working with organisations and industries to create better nutritional standards and policies, undertaking research, and working with communities to support health through improved nutrition. The program is designed to meet the prerequisite requirements for admission into the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is required to be eligible for the credential of Accredited Practising Dietitian.

You will study the building blocks of nutrition: biochemistry, nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition and physiology. You will explore the role of nutrients in the regulation of enzymes and metabolic pathways through to food sources of nutrients and food production. You will also consider nutrition education in the community, including the effects of food and nutrition policy on health.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $30,720 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 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: 083034C
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1869

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 69
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 79
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 97
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 78