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Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

The perfect degree for anyone wanting to improve lives through food. A hands-on degree teaching the
science behind food and the way human bodies use it. Learn public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service systems, and gain qualifications to work as an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

In this program you will learn from experienced Accredited Practising Dietitians with expertise in public health, sports nutrition and more. You’ll work with real clients to provide nutrition assessments and advice and get hands-on experience in UniSC’s specialised teaching kitchen. You’ll also develop your clinical, interpersonal and professional skills, including the skills you need to work in hospitals, private practice or as a self-employed practitioner. For more information, visit Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis. Before undertaking placement, students must obtain a Blue Card, complete a National Criminal History check and a QLD Health orientation package. You may also be required to complete first aid and CPR training. You must also provide evidence of Hepatitis B immunisation, and evidence of vaccination for the diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis— refer to Program Requirements. You will be required to undertake some placements outside the Sunshine Coast region in metropolitan and regional/rural centres. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest

Recommended study
English; Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one science subject
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Career opportunities

Clinical dietitian, nutritionist, sports nutrition, private practice, community nutrition, public health nutrition, food service management, nutrition consultancy, research and education.


Dietitians Association of Australia

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Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

CSP/$9151 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

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