Where will this take me?
After completing the Human Nutrition major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.
When you take this major together with a track of subjects in a related area, you’ll be eligible for registration as a Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.
Qualifying as a dietitian
Follow this major with a Master of Dietetics degree for professional accreditation as a dietitian.
Note that different Master of Dietetics degrees have different prerequisites, some of which will be additional to the subjects in this major. If your goal is to move onto one of these courses, be sure to do your research and plan your undergraduate course accordingly.
You can complete an honours year as part of your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedicine, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.
If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great lead-in to many specialist science and health degrees. Graduate degrees you could consider include:
- Doctor of Medicine
- Master of Biomedical Science
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Science (BioSciences)
- Master of Food Science
- Master of Food and Packaging Innovation
- Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.
If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.
This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, hospital or company.
This major will open up career opportunities in areas including the food industry, public health, or food policy and regulation. With further study, you could consider a career as a dietitian or secondary teacher of science or human health and development.
In the food industry, a broad range of roles may be suitable, including product development, consumer affairs, and food law compliance, all of which require extensive knowledge of the science of human nutrition, as well as policy and practice at the population level.