Major - Human Nutrition

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3059.1

Related Courses

3678.1 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)
3678.2 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

A major in Human Nutrition investigates healthy eating as a vital part of good health. This major offers a human nutrition specialisation for students enrolled in the Nutrition and Food Science degree. The major covers nutrition and health, with specialised studies in community nutrition, public health nutrition, human physiology, health promotion and food studies. The program aims to develop understanding of human nutrition as it applies to the various stages of life, as well as examining the development of Australian dietary practices and diet related disorders. Students will explore the role of community food systems; developing strategies for social research methods and applications in public health nutrition and health promotion. The major prepares students for careers in community nutrition, health promotion and education, or work in a range of food and nutrition related businesses, including new product development of healthy foods. Those students’ seeking postgraduate studies in dietetics with the objective of becoming an accredited practising dietician should select a double major of ‘Nutrition and Physiology’ with the ‘Human Nutrition’ major and complete further studies in metabolism and advanced physiology.

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows

Year 2

Autumn session

300933 Nutrition and Health 1
300936 Functional Proteins and Genes

Spring session

300934 Nutrition and Health 2
300818 Introduction to Physiology

Year 3

Autumn session

300928 Consumer Issues in Nutrition
300871 Culinary Science

Spring session

300908 Applied Nutrition
300917 Global Nutrition, Food and Community

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