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Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Take the next step in your understanding of the effects of nutrition on our population with a Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours).

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
H418, 065147K
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Take the next step in your understanding of the effects of nutrition on our population with a Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours). You will complete coursework alongside an original research project, and develop a unique perspective of research occurring within Australia's $20 billion dollar food industry.

Are you ready to uncover research that could change society's perception of food?

Discover more about your area of interest within nutrition sciences by completing an honours year. You will not only build on your foundation knowledge of nutrition, but also enhance your skills to confidently conduct an original research project.

Contribute to knowledge in your specialised area while gaining practical research experience among an ever-developing field.

Paired with a supervisor who is an expert in their field, you will complete an original piece of research under their guidance. Along the way, you will gain an understanding of research methods and design, as well as experience in project planning and implementation.

Examples of previous research projects include:

  • The political construction of obesity: a framing analysis of Australian parliamentary debates about junk-food advertising to children.
  • The role of visual cues on flavour perception and liking of rice.
  • Factors predictive of postoperative clinical outcomes in gastrointestinal surgical patients: A prospective observational study.
  • Some of the research being conducted within our research centres such as the Food and Mood Centre and Global Obesity Centre includes the impact of food on mental health issues, such as depression, and the cost effectiveness of obesity prevention policies in Australia.

Deakin is home to leading Australian research centres CASS (Centre for Advanced Sensory Science) and IPAN (Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition), whose studies are at the forefront of food and nutrition research. You will also have the opportunity to study in our state-of-the-art food and nutrition facilities - including industry-standard food sensory labs - that will provide you with hands-on experience to put your research to the test.

By completing your honours degree with Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, you will graduate with the relevant industry knowledge to pursue a career or complete further research and study. With over 150 partnerships spanning government and organisations within the health field, your learning will be relevant to industry.

Graduate with the knowledge and skills required to confidently provide evidence-based advice regarding food and its impact on our health within community settings.

Study locations

Burwood (Melbourne)

Career pathways

With this qualification you will have the knowledge and advanced research skills to apply to careers in areas such as:

  • education
  • food policy and regulation
  • industry researcher
  • nutrition marketing and research
  • quality assurance
  • research

You will also be will equipped with the skills to progress into higher degrees by research or career pathways with a research focus, including industry research or academia. Your understanding of research will ensure you are regarded highly by employers with advanced skills to critically analyse and problem-solve issues within the food, nutrition and health-related sectors.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.

Attendance and presentation at the School Honours Conference is a hurdle requirement.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at Deakin University.
85.4%
Overall satisfaction
80.1%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
69.3%
Employed full-time
$75k
Average salary