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Core areas of study for this course include biochemistry, physiology and areas of practice including clinical dietetics, community and public health nutrition, and food service systems management. This degree includes a fourth year Honours thesis, including research in practice. Find out more.

In this degree you will study the building blocks of nutrition: biochemistry, dietetics, food services and physiology. You will explore the role of nutrients in the regulation of enzymes and metabolic pathways through to food sources of nutrients and food production. You will also consider nutrition education in the community, including the effects of food and nutrition policy on health. Find out more.

The right food can unlock good health and fight disease

Eating well is central to supporting growth and development, preventing chronic disease, and general vitality at all stages of life. Nutrition is the science of how the foods we eat affect health. Nutritionists are scientists who attain, maintain and promote health of the public through nutrition research, communicate nutrition information or conduct public health forums. Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who, in addition to these research and public health roles, are accredited to work with individuals and groups to help improve their health outcomes and quality of life.

Nutrition and Dietetics at UOW:

Nutritionists are trained in the science of how the human body processes and absorbs the chemical and mineral compounds it needs to stay alive and healthy. They can apply their knowledge to a range of community settings including working with organisations and industries to create better nutritional standards and policies, undertaking research and working with communities to support health through nutrition.

UOW can help you secure the job you want, so you can contribute to a healthier community. Potential careers on completion of our nutrition degrees include working as a Dietician, Health Promotion Officer, Nutritionist, Sports Dietician or a Food Scientist. With cross-training, you could even find a career in the media as a specialist writer.

The Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2015 as the best university in NSW/ACT for Health Services & Support.

Leah Moon

"My highlight at UOW was the time that I spent in the many health and science labs. These world-class facilities contributed to my career success: because I was more experienced in the practical side of dietetics, I was considered for a greater number of positions. Right now I am so happy being a classroom teacher."