Nutrition studies at ECU cater to students who wish to be employed as a community or corporate nutritionist, or in roles which include undertaking nutritional assessment and offering general nutrition advice to clients. It provides students with an understanding of the known nutrients and the non-nutrient substances in food, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs during the life cycle, community nutrition issues, the psychology and sociology of food habits, and current controversies in nutrition, biochemistry and human physiology.
Nutrition studies are offered as a major in the undergraduate Bachelor of Health Science. Students who obtain high marks in their undergraduate course may apply for entry into the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is an accredited course that enables graduates to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).
Students have the opportunity to apply for internships and to undertake practical placements in nutrition-related organisations. They can also undertake research projects that connect them to industry. Students have undertaken such work in not-for-profit health agencies, the WA Department of Health, and in local government organisations. There, they have had the opportunity to contribute to addressing population nutrition and food literacy issues, and work with members of the community including food-insecure people and other vulnerable groups, children and aged care, school groups, prisoners, and sporting associations.
Nutrition, Program Coordinator
Professor Amanda Devine
Bachelor of Health Science, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Ruth Wallace
Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Food Habits and Trends, Lecturer
Ms Ros Sambell
For course specific information, please talk to our Future Students team by calling 134 328 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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