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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
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
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

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

This course is designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills required for a career in public health nutrition. You will learn how to identify the health and nutritional needs of individuals, groups and communities, develop people’s skills and knowledge in health and nutrition, advocate for policies and laws that support healthy choices and plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and public health nutrition activities.

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

In your second, third and fourth years you will specialise in health promotion and nutrition. You will also undertake an on-campus health promotion campaign, provide a school-based nutrition education session and a 100-hour professional public health nutrition placement in a public health/health promotion organisation.

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

Admission criteria

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


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

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

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

Chemistry ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

English language proficiency

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

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fieldwork requirements

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

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


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 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 and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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.

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.