Explore nutritional and food science in relation to contemporary issues in health science.

We believe nutrition will continue to grow with importance as society embraces healthier lifestyles. That’s why we offer nutrition degrees at Swinburne.

Gain an understanding of food sources, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Learn about human anatomy and physiology, and the role of nutrition in promoting healthy body functions.

You’ll also examine the biological, psychological, cultural and social harms of food choices to understand the influence of nutrition in health across the lifespan.

Career opportunities

Future careers may be found in consumer education, food processing, product marketing, food quality assurance, agribusiness and more.

On successful completion you’ll also be eligible for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

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Focus on research


A new study to examine the factors that cause orthorexia – an unhealthy obsession with ‘healthy’ foods – has begun at Swinburne.

The study is the first to look at how social anxiety, attitudes, thinking patterns and psychological wellbeing relate to orthorexia.

Nutrition courses

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