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Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

If you have an interest in health and nutrition and the ability to communicate with people, an exciting career is open to you in nutrition and dietetics – the science of how the food we eat affects our lives. The study of nutrition and dietetics focuses on the application of food and nutrition science in relation to the treatment and prevention of diet-related diseases. Students gain a range of skills in the health sciences (eg chemistry, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) before completing more advanced study of nutrition and dietetics. You’ll learn through extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities, including a purpose-built teaching kitchen and a nutrition clinic in the Griffith Health Centre. Graduates can apply knowledge of nutrition to professional practice in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, food service management, and community and public health nutrition. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at GU.

Note

This program currently only has a Trimester 1, 2022 intake. The University will consider opening a Trimester 2, 2022 intake after enrolment numbers are finalised for Trimester 1. Applicants who are interested in studying this program are encouraged to apply for the Trimester 1 intake as Trimester 2 is not guaranteed.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Nutrition and Dietetics.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.
Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith ATAR 90+/IB 33+ Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission

Assumed knowledge

Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Biology (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021
84.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

97.15

87.60

76.70

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

92.95

84.05

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

29

7

<5*

12

0

<5*

5

58

Percentage of all students

50.0%

12.1%

<5*

20.7%

0.0%

<5*

8.6%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

As a nutrition and dietetics professional, you’ll be helping people achieve better health outcomes through food. In this field, you’ll also partner with other health disciplines to deliver programs to meet patient needs. The Nutrition and Dietetics program at Griffith University encourages you to take an entrepreneurial approach to your career development. You will be qualified to work in the traditional roles in the health industry as a dietitian/nutritionist in private and public hospitals, community health services, health promotion and public health units, and in the emerging areas of private practice, and the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Membership

Dietetics Australia and Accredited Practicing Dietitian program.

Course Code
233852
Start Date
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Fee
CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 4 years Part time & 2 years Full time

Location
Gold Coast
 
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