Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Students will learn the theory of nutrition education and its application to groups in the community. Students will apply both nutrition knowledge and health behaviour change to the process of nutrition education. Students learn the theory of small group education process and have the opportunity to observe and facilitate learning in small groups.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

2. Apply evidence based practice in program development.

3. Apply models of behaviour change to nutrition education.

4. Plan, implement and evaluate nutrition promotion programs.

5. Develop sufficiently detailed session plans.

6. Describe the principles of adult education and group processes.

7. Identify and begin to demonstrate skills required for facilitating group education sessions.


  1. Defining nutrition education.
  2. Adult education theory.
  3. Models of health behaviour change.
  4. The evidence base for dietetic interventions.
  5. Assessing needs for nutrition education.
  6. Program planning for nutrition education.
  7. Evaluating nutrition education programs.
  8. Small group facilitation skills.
  9. Stages in small group process.
  10. Resolving conflict.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons). Pre-requisite - successful completion of NUDI3310

Assumed knowledge

NUDI2200 Nutrition 2

Assessment items

Presentation: Oral presentation (mini Nutrition Education Session) *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment (Nutrition Education Program document) (Capstone) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1