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Nutrition and Health Promotion Double Degree

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) - BSc(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - BB-HPRNTR Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and partially online
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course overview

Nutrition and health promotion offer solutions to the health problems our society is facing today. This double degree develops your expertise in the areas of nutrition and health promotion and the principles of health promotion planning.

What the course involves

In this course, you will develop skills and knowledge in nutrition, principles of health promotion and addressing issues of poor nutrition in populations. You will learn to implement and evaluate public health nutrition and promotion programs, explore principles related to primary health services, and learn strategies and methods for promotion and evaluation.

You will also explore health issues such as alcohol and other drugs, injury control, cancer, physical activity and mental health.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with students from other health sciences degrees. In your subsequent years you will study planning, implementing and evaluating health programs.

Fieldwork experience

In your second year, you will undertake a range of fieldwork opportunities in schools. In your third year you plan, implement, evaluate and manage an on-campus health promotion campaign. In the fourth year you undertake a 100-hour placement at a health promoting government or non-government organisation to plan, implement and evaluate programs in urban, rural or international locations.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative. *STAT alone is not accepted for entry into thi

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

Chemistry ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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 do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss your eligibility for credit for recognised learning (CRL).

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Nutritionist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Nutritionist
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Health/Nutrition Project Officer
  • Health/Nutrition Policy Officer
  • Health Research Officer
  • Community Development Officer.

Employers may include government, non-government and community-based organisations such as:

  • Department of Health
  • Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Council of WA
  • Diabetes WA
  • local government
  • divisions of general practice
  • welfare agencies such as Foodbank and the Australian
  • Red Cross.

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. 

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.


Nutritionists study the science of human nutrition and provide advice, deliver nutrition education and undertake research on dietary habits to encourage the achievement of a healthy lifestyle


Dietitians apply the science of human nutrition to help people understand food and health relationships, make dietary choices, promote and maintain health, and prevent and treat illness and disease. They typically have one more year of training in a Postgraduate Diploma of Dietetics, which includes substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

Why Nutrition and Health Promotion Double Degree?

Why Nutrition and Health Promotion Double Degree?

  • 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.