Bachelor of Science - Nutrition / Bachelor of Science - Health Promotion

Curtin University

This double degree concurrently develops expertise in the areas of nutrition and health promotion. With increasing emphasis being placed on preventing disease using sound nutrition, this combination of skills is ideal for positions where health promotion skills are frequently required and are considered highly desirable, such as government health departments and other agencies involved with the prevention of chronic disease. It is particularly relevant for jobs in government health departments and in community agencies involved with health related areas such as alcohol and other drugs, injury control, disease control, heart disease prevention, cancer control, road safety, research, sponsorship and community development and capacity building. Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event, the relevant Head of School shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree.

Course Fee:

International: $146,000

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3A/3B. Desirable: Mathematics 2C/2D. Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.


The course contains Core Units Only.

Subjects you can Study:

Health promotion; Nutrition

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Further information:

Increasing problems surrounding the prevention of obesity and improving nutrition for vulnerable groups, such as Indigenous people, are driving the need for a specially trained workforce with a combination of health promotion and nutrition skills. Graduates can apply for positions such as public health nutritionists, community nutritionists, nutrition coordinators, and health promotion and project officers. The career opportunities for a double degree graduate are different from those of a hospital or community dietitian who would work with individuals or groups of people to help treat or manage diseases, such as diabetes or cancer. Employment is typically found with state departments of health and non-government organisations such as the Cancer Council and National Heart Foundation. Other employment opportunities are with the federal government, divisions of general practice and local government.


Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and Public Health Association of Australia and to apply for associate membership as an accredited nutritionist with the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus 87.95 No Part time 8 years
Bentley - main campus 87.95 No Full time 4 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

Learn more 

Curtin University Future Students

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses