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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science - 174JA

Learn more about human physiology, biochemistry and how nutrition affects the human body from a social, biochemical, disease and life cycle-oriented context with a UC Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition course.

In this course, you will study a diverse range of subjects that will give you a deeper understanding of human nutrition while offering a clearer understanding of what health-related study options are available to you moving forward. This course is perfect for students from a broader health science background looking to specialise in nutrition science, or those looking at entering the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program and need additional pre-requisites to gain access.

This course also offers an alternative exit pathway for students who commence the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics but due to lifestyle or career changes, choose not to complete the degree. Get a taste for nutrition science. Register for the UC Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition course today.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A graduate diploma in nutritional science is a foundation course that opens a variety of future career and study options for students. Successful completion of this course will allow students to either progress to further study or move into any one of the following career pathways:

  • nutritionists
  • health promotion officers
  • project Officer or Research Officers
  • nutrition consultant

Or opens opportunitites to work in any of the following industries:

  • fitness industry
  • cooking industry
  • community, state or government
  • media industry
  • NGO and NPO sector

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
a) a completed bachelor degree in science, or a related discipline*,
b) two degree level units in chemistry,
c) two degree level units in human biology and human physiology.

* a related discipline includes health, science, applied science.


Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

  • Course Code: 072530M
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 30500 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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