Bachelor Of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)

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Combine a career in nutrition science and human health as a qualified nutritional health practitioner with this university-equivalent degree. As a nutritional medicine practitioner you will identify the cause of health issues, educate the patient and develop a treatment and prevention plan to re-establish and promote ongoing optimal health and wellbeing. In this course you will combine your academic learnings with hands-on clinical experience giving you vital patient experience before you graduate.

Health and wellbeing are affected by multiple external and internal factors, some of which lead to functional disorders and chronic disease. The role of the Nutritional Medicine practitioner is to identify the cause of health issues, educate the patient and develop a treatment and prevention plan to re-establish and promote ongoing optimal health and wellbeing.

Nutritional Medicine combines the traditions of food as medicine and dietary planning with scientific advances in the use of nutrients at therapeutic doses in the treatment, management and prevention of disease. Nutritional Medicine incorporates the study of human nutrition, food pharmacology, biochemistry, the food system, relevant government regulations and public health and considers how each can impact our health.

This brand new degree is suitable for those who want a career combining nutrition science and human health.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Biological and social sciences
  • Research
  • Nutritional and clinical studies
  • Alongside study in human nutrition
  • Nutritional science
  • Food packaging
  • Public health nutrition.

Students will gain hands on experience a the guidance of experienced practitioners in a clinical setting treating public patients. This prepares graduates to confidently and successfully commence practice in the community.

CAREER PROSPECTS

As a graduate of the Nutritional Medicine degree, there are a number of career opportunities available to you. There is a continually growing demand for skilled practitioners to work as Nutritionists in a number of settings such as:

  • Private practice
  • Complementary and multimodality clinics
  • Community programs
  • Sport & recreation centres
  • Food industry
  • Health retreats and day spas
  • Education
  • Research
  • Technical support
  • Product development
  • Retail and sales
  • Marketing and communication

Students will gain hands on experience at under the guidance of experienced naturopaths in a clinical setting treating public patients. This prepares graduates to confidently and successfully commence practice in the community.