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Nutrition, Health Promotion

Bachelor Double Degree


Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Promote and improve healthy food choices by working with the community.

Work experience

Undertake multiple field trips and a work placement with an external organisation.

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In this double degree you will learn how to identify the nutritional health needs of individuals, groups and communities. You’ll be prepared to educate people on good health and nutrition and advocate for better health policies and laws. You’ll also develop the ability to coordinate nutrition and health promotion activities for the public.

In your first year you will learn the foundations of health promotion and nutrition, and study core units with students from other health disciplines.

In your second, third and fourth years you will learn specialised health promotion and nutrition knowledge and skills. You will also undertake an on-campus health promotion campaign and provide a school-based nutrition education session.

You will develop diverse practical skills by completing a 100-hour professional placement in a public health or health promotion organisation.

Please note: In Australia there is a distinction between dietitians and other occupations in the nutrition and food science field, including that of a nutritionist. To qualify as a dietitian you must complete further postgraduate studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • This is the only course of its kind in Western Australia.
  • There are work-integrated learning opportunities.
  • The course has a practical emphasis.
  • You can develop your knowledge and skills in planning and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • The combined health promotion and nutrition content will develop your knowledge in the core studies of human biology, behavioural sciences, research methods and epidemiology.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

On graduation, you are eligible for professional-level membership for the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Career information


  • Community development officer
  • Environmental health officer
  • Health/nutrition project or policy officer
  • Health research officer
  • Nutritionist.


  • Health education
  • Government
  • NGOs
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Welfare agencies.


What you'll learn

  • think creatively using knowledge of nutrition research and health promotion concepts and practice to generate innovative solutions to enhance the nutritional status of populations
  • critically analyse issues relevant to public health nutrition
  • access and appraise nutrition information from a variety of sources and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable public health nutrition and health promotion programs
  • communicate with professionals and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication
  • effectively use new and existing scientific and technological methods to gather information, analyse data and communicate an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the public health nutrition and health promotion field
  • apply global perspectives to public health nutrition and health promotion issue
  • incorporate cultural awareness and sensitivity into public health nutrition and health promotion practice
  • demonstrate independence and leadership in project management; demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants for this course should refer to the Clinical Health Sciences and Police Clearances sections of the Faculty website.

Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Application information

If you wish to enter into the Master of Dietetics as a Health Promotion and Nutrition graduate you will need to study additional undergraduate nutrition units to satisfy the Master of Dietetics entry requirements.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $59*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Total indicative course fee $149,100*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,300*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $59*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Total indicative course fee $151,100*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,300*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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  • Curtin course code: BB-HPRNTR
  • CRICOS code: 046656B
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2021