In a nutshell
With more information than ever available about health and nutrition, how does anyone know which advice to follow? With the industry-designed Diploma of Nutrition from Torrens University Australia, you’ll learn the science and practice of nutrition, and start a career providing people with credible, empowering advice about health and wellness.
In this online course, you’ll study chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and human nutrition, giving you a broad base of technical knowledge. You’ll reach the level of chemistry knowledge required for postgraduate study in dietetics, giving you further study pathways, and you’ll learn about the structure and function of the human body and the role macro and micronutrients play in human health.
This course contextualises your technical knowledge in an understanding of the sociology of nutrition, giving you the perspective to understand the complex relationship between society and nutrition.
With a strong focus on learning by doing and an online study model, this course is a flexible, challenging introduction to the health and wellness industry.
Workload and assessment
In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a combination of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to about 10 hours a week over 12-week trimesters.
Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:
- In-class debates
- Online quizzes and tests
- Participation in online discussion forums
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What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the university’s minimum entry requirement of Year 12 completion, or equivalent.
Torrens University Australia also offers guaranteed entry to students who have achieved an ATAR of 56 or equivalent.
All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.
In this nutrition course, the subjects you may study include:
- Chemistry essentials
- Biochemistry 1
- Anatomy and physiology 1
- Anatomy and physiology 2
- Nutrition and society
- Lifespan nutrition
- Human nutrition 1
- Human nutrition 2
Why Torrens University Australia?
Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.
Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.
Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.
Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.
Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.