In a nutshell
Take the first step towards your new career working in nutrition and health with this online Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition course from Deakin University.
A part-time, online course with a broad range of units available, this course is the ideal starting point for a student seeking a career change, or looking to formalise existing experience with academic study.
A holistic qualification grounded in a broad range of related scientific fields, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to work in nutrition.
You’ll learn about the role of nutrition and diet in health, and consider broader intersections, including biology, social and political considerations as they relate to health. With a broad range of subjects available, you’ll be able to try a variety of areas of nutritional health, in order to best understand your interests and abilities and plan your next career step. Delivered entirely online and part-time, this qualification adapts to your lifestyle and advances your career without taking over.
If you like working with people, have a scientific mind and want to use your skills to help others, a career in nutritional science is for you – and it starts with this course.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher; OR
- Have two years of relevant work experience; OR
- Demonstrate evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
English language proficiently requirements also apply.
In this nutrition course, the subjects you may study include:
- Academic integrity
- Principles of nutrition
- Biochemistry and physiology for human nutrition
- Lifespan nutrition
- Diet and disease
- Public health nutrition
- Nutrition promotion
- Food, nutrition and behaviour
- Food policy and public health
- Sports nutrition
- Systems thinking in public health nutrition
- Obesity prevention
- Postgraduate nutrition practicum
- Nutritional issues from early childhood to adolescence
- International nutrition
- Nutrition for healthy ageing
- International perspectives in food and nutrition
Why Deakin University?
Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.
The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.