- Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Face to Face
4 years full-time.
- Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
- IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
- IELTS section minimum - 7.0
4 years full-time.
Face to Face
This program develops problem-solving and communication skills with studies in food, nutrition and dietetics, basic and applied sciences and social sciences. The final years of study offers a variety of electives according to your area of interest and is offered using distance education processes. The program is accredited by the Dieticians Association of Australia; graduates are eligible to be Accredited Practising Dieticians (APD).
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the theoretical basis of food and nutrition sciences, social and behavioural sciences, and the medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition and food service management domains of practice to provide safe and effective practice (scholarly approach)
- Demonstrated specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes to assess, manage and evaluate the nutritional needs of individuals, groups and populations in a variety of settings (Comprehensive expertise)
- Demonstrated critical thinking, a flexible, evidence-based approach to practice and ability to identify and analyse complex problems to develop innovative solutions (Research adept)
- Demonstrated high level and effective verbal, non-verbal, academic and/or professional writing skills communication skills at an individual and a population level (a skilled Communicator)
- Demonstrated a commitment to ethical action and social responsibility, including advocacy for patients, the community and the Nutrition and Dietetics profession (an Advocate)
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.
- Admission information for Australian students and residents
- Admission information for international students
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Find out if you are eligible for bonus points.
Current Australian Year 12 Students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.
Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:
- Previous Year 12 studies and/or
- Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
- Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
All International Students:
Apply directly to International Admissions. International applicants must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.
Special selection procedures apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
The IELTS requirement for admission to this program is 7.0 with no sub-test less than 7.0 Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Please note that time restrictions apply to the granting of credit to this program.
Compulsory program requirements
Professional practice is an essential component and students will complete supervised professional practice in a variety of hospitals, community health centres, and business and food service settings across NSW. Professional practice commences in the second year of the program, which is earlier than many of the other dietetics programs throughout Australia. Regional/rural placements will be mandatory. Travel and accommodation for placements are at the students' expense. To comply with credentialing requirements, successful completion of nominated courses that underpin professional practice must be completed prior to commencing professional practice placements.
NSW Health Verification Requirements
Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. For more information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/health-medicine-placement
First Aid Certificate
WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.
NUDI2110 - Community Nutrition Practice
NUDI3220 - Clinical Nutrition 1
NUDI3230 - Clinical Nutrition 2
NUDI3240 - Dietetic Practice
NUDI3250 - Nutrition Education Programs
NUDI3300 - Food and Nutrition Service Management
NUDI3310 - Public Health Nutrition
NUDI4233A - Community and Foodservice Professional Practice Part A
NUDI4233B - Community and Foodservice Professional Practice B
NUDI4245A - Clinical Professional Practice in Dietetics A
NUDI4245B - Clinical Professional Practice in Dietetics B
Dietitians Association of Australia
The program is accredited by the Dieticians Association of Australia; Students who complete this course are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practicing Dietician (APD) credential.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
4 years full-time.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) requires the completion of 320 units. Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of year 3 will be invited to undertake the Graded honours program in year 4. The first 3 years of the program have a prescribed structure. In year 4 students have some choice in tailoring their program. The fourth year of the program is delivered by distance. Note: Students in the Graded Honours Stream will need to enrol in HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B. Students in the ungraded Honours stream will select 20 units of elective courses.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
- 2015 - 2017 Program Plan - B Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) - Students commencing in 2015 - 2017 991.7 KB
This new program for level 8 is not substantially different from our existing program and as such the students in the current program to be transitioned into the honours program in 2015, without exception.The first and second years of the program are the same (exactly) as our current program. Some language in the assessment items has been altered to reflect the AQF level.The fourth year of the program will be the same as the current program, except the order of the semesters for SOCA3350. To enable the Honours project course to be a multi-term sequence course, in Sem 1 and Sem 2 we had to have an elective in both semesters (our students choose to do the honours project as their Electives) and therefore SOCA3350 moved to semester 2.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CHEM1010||Introductory Chemistry I||10 units|
|CHEM1020||Introductory Chemistry II||10 units|
|HLSC1000||Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice||10 units|
|HLSC1220||Food Science 1||10 units|
|HUBS1403||Biomedical Science Part 1||10 units|
|HUBS1404||Biomedical Science Part 2||10 units|
|NUDI1000||Fundamentals in Nutrition 1||10 units|
|PUBH1080||Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion||10 units|
|STAT1070||Statistics for the Sciences||10 units|
|HUBS2206||Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology||10 units|
|HUBS2207||Human Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry||10 units|
|HUBS2503||Clinical Exercise Physiology||10 units|
|HUBS2505||Human Pathophysiology||10 units|
|NUDI2110||Community Nutrition Practice||10 units|
|NUDI2200||Nutrition 2||10 units|
|NUDI2220||Food Science 2||10 units|
|HUBS3280||Nutritional Biochemistry||10 units|
|NUDI3220||Clinical Nutrition 1||10 units|
|NUDI3230||Clinical Nutrition 2||10 units|
|NUDI3240||Dietetic Practice||10 units|
|NUDI3250||Nutrition Education Programs||10 units|
|NUDI3300||Food and Nutrition Service Management||10 units|
|NUDI3310||Public Health Nutrition||10 units|
|SOCA3350||The Sociology of Food||10 units|
|HLSC4120||Research Methodology and Design||10 units|
|NUDI4233A||Community and Foodservice Professional Practice Part A||10 units|
|NUDI4233B||Community and Foodservice Professional Practice B||10 units|
|NUDI4245A||Clinical Professional Practice in Dietetics A||10 units|
|NUDI4245B||Clinical Professional Practice in Dietetics B||10 units|
|NUDI4290||Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics||10 units|
Graded Honours or Electives option
Choose either HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B for Graded Honours, or 20 units of electives for Ungraded Honours.
All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for Ungraded Honours. High performing students (minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 at the end of Year 3) may be selected for admission into a Graded Honours stream. Positions within the Graded Honours stream are limited and entry is not guaranteed. Students selected into the Graded Honours stream are required to successfully complete 20 units of research courses as detailed in the Program Plan. The criteria for the determination of class of Honours are detailed in the Bachelor Honours policy  section 5.2.2. Enquiries concerning eligibility for Graded Honours should be directed to the Program Convenor.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online