In this double degree you will learn how to identify the nutritional health needs of individuals, groups and communities. You’ll be prepared to educate people on good health and nutrition and advocate for better health policies and laws. You’ll also develop the ability to coordinate nutrition and health promotion activities for the public.
In your first year you will learn the foundations of health promotion and nutrition, and study core units with students from other health disciplines.
In your second, third and fourth years you will learn specialised health promotion and nutrition knowledge and skills. You will also undertake an on-campus health promotion campaign and provide a school-based nutrition education session.
You will develop diverse practical skills by completing a 100-hour professional placement in a public health or health promotion organisation.
Please note: In Australia there is a distinction between dietitians and other occupations in the nutrition and food science field, including that of a nutritionist. To qualify as a dietitian you must complete further postgraduate studies.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Nutrition and Health Promotion lead to?
- Community development officer
- Environmental health officer
- Health/nutrition project or policy officer
- Health research officer
- Health education
- Public Health
- Welfare agencies.
What you'll learn
- think creatively using knowledge of nutrition research and health promotion concepts and practice to generate innovative solutions to enhance the nutritional status of populations
- critically analyse issues relevant to public health nutrition
- access and appraise nutrition information from a variety of sources and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable public health nutrition and health promotion programs
- communicate with professionals and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication
- effectively use new and existing scientific and technological methods to gather information, analyse data and communicate an understanding of their advantages and limitations
- take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the public health nutrition and health promotion field
- apply global perspectives to public health nutrition and health promotion issue
- incorporate cultural awareness and sensitivity into public health nutrition and health promotion practice
- demonstrate independence and leadership in project management; demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically