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Demand for Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) graduates is growing as diet and nutrition-related diseases – such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity – become increasingly common worldwide. You will have access to world-class researchers and educators, and will learn how to use the latest evidence to manage patient health and discover the powerful science of human nutrition. A career in nutrition and dietetics is immensely rewarding, as you help people understand how nutrition and health are intertwined. You will help prevent disease, improving overall health in your community and worldwide.
This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. During placement students will be subject to NSW Health policies and procedures. Students must also meet all NSW Health verification requirements before attending clinical placement.
Students should also be aware that they may be required to undertake clinical placement and/or classes outside normal semester dates.
The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components within the maximum time allowed.
Areas of study Basic and applied sciences, dietetic practice, food service and management, medical nutrition therapy, paediatric nutrition and dietetics, professional practice, public health nutrition, social sciences, statistics and research methodology.
Career opportunities Dietitian, diabetes educator, food service manager, health administrator health promotion officer, health writer, nutritionist, researcher, sports dietitian.
Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to apply for Accredited Practising Dietitian status as well as full membership to the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Practical experience You will complete professional placements and obtain more than 800 hours of supervised professional practice in a variety of settings across NSW and interstate including hospitals, outpatient clinics and community health centres.
Honours All students will graduate with honours which will be awarded as graded or ungraded. Entry into the graded honours stream may be offered to students based on merit at the completion of third year. The graded honours stream requires students to complete a supervised research project.
Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Recommended studies: Chemistry.
Applicants who have not previously studied Chemistry are encouraged to take a bridging course in Chemistry at the University in January and February before the commencement of the University year. Bridging and enabling courses.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
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Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.