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Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

The University of Newcastle

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About

The University of Newcastle has a comprehensive framework for managing health emergencies and business continuity. Our team is working closely with NSW Health to ensure our response reflects the most up-to-date University of Newcastle COVID-19 advice.

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.

Essential requirements for admission

Check the special requirements and policies for this course.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

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.

Applicants with higher education study

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.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

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.

Applicants with work and life experience

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.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

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.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Honours
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.