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Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition


Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition

The course provides graduates with a level of knowledge, understanding and skills in food and nutrition and its scientific basis to enable them to work in multidisciplinary teams in a range of health and community settings. Graduates are able to apply scientific knowledge of the physiological and biochemical processes relevant to human nutrition to assessing the nutritional value of natural and manufactured foods; understand the social, cultural, psychological, environmental, economic and political complexities of food systems from an individual, group, community and population perspective; understand food and nutrition policy, food safety and food laws and regulation; develop evidence based, sustainable, culturally and socially appropriate interventions to provide a safe and nutritious food supply and to improve nutritional status of individuals, groups, communities and populations; and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

  • Award Names
  • Availability
  • Duration
  • Admission
  • Credit
  • Graduation
  • Course Structure
  • Enrolment Pattern

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition GradCertHumanNutrit

Course Study Modes and Locations

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition (4311HN)

Distance Education - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal course duration

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition

Full-time 0.5 years (1.0 sessions)

Part-time 1.0 years (2.0 sessions)

Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent: FTE). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants to this course will have completed a 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree. An understanding of introductory human physiology is assumed and applicants who lack prior study in this area may be advised to undertake additional study prior to commencing this course.


CSU Credit Policy

Standard CSU credit regulations apply.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

This course, of 32 points duration, consists of 4 x 8 point compulsory subjects as follows:

BMS208 Human Nutrition
NUT320 Food Intake Analysis and Meal Planning
NUT405 Food Systems, People and Health
NUT406 People, Nutrition and Local Food Environments

Enrolment Pattern

Session 1 (S1)
NUT405 Food Systems, People and Health
NUT320 Food Intake Analysis and Meal Planning

Session 2 (S2)
BMS208 Human Nutrition
NUT406 People, Nutrition and Local Food Environments


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.