Clinical nutritionists integrate traditional food wisdom and current scientific evidence to motivate individuals and communities to eat well and live healthier lives.

Clinical nutritionists approach disease prevention and management through a multidimensional lens. Nutrient adequacy, food quality, dietary behaviours and lifestyle are all assessed in order to develop individualised Nutrition Care Plans.

Students' nutritional studies are supported by a strong underpinning of biological and social sciences subjects. Nutrition studies broaden during the degree to include nutritional biochemistry, weight management, clinical nutrition, dietary planning, sports nutrition, nutritional physiology research and public health nutrition. These theories and concepts are put into practice through developing clinical skills and clinical experience in Endeavour's Wellnation Clinics.

Graduate Nutritionists may choose to enter clinical practice, either in private practice or in an integrative or other healthcare settings. Nutritionists are also entering industry based roles in areas such as product development, education, corporate health and nutraceutical sales and marketing. 

Download the participating health funds for Nutritionists (as provided by ATMS in their Health Fund Table).

Course structure

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Semester 1
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
BIOB111 Chemistry and Biochemistry
SOCH111 History of Healing
SOCF111 Foundations of Communication and Counselling
NMDS111 Sociology of Food
Semester 2
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH122 Human Biological Science 2
NMDF121 Foundations of Human Nutrition
NMDM121 Medicinal Food Science
SOCP121 Psychology & Counselling Theory
SOCQ121 Foundations of Critical Enquiry
Semester 3
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOC211 Pathology and Clinical Science 1
BIOP211 Pharmacology
NMDF211 Nutritional Biochemistry
BIOE221 Clinical Examination
NMDE211 Energetics of Food
HMCL211 Clinical Skills 1
Semester 4
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
HMCL222 Nutritional Medicine Clinical Skills
HMCL223 Clinical Diagnostic Techniques
BIOS222 Pathology and Clinical Science 2 & 3
NMDC221 Clinical Nutritional Medicine
NMDW221 Weight Management in Health and Disease
Semester 5
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NMDC313 Nutritional Medicine Clinical Practicum 1
SOCI221 Interpersonal Skills of the Helper
NMDD221 Dietary Planning Across the Lifespan
NMDS311 Sports Nutrition
SOCH311 Foundations of Public Health
NMDA321 Nutritional Physiology Research
Semester 6
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NMDC323A Nutritional Medicine Clinical Practicum 2A
NMDC323B Nutritional Medicine Clinical Practicum 2B
SOCE311 Establish and Manage a Practice
NMDH322 Community Public Health Nutrition

Practitioner focussed

The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) contains more than % of clinical or practical subjects.

Endeavour students are some of the most prepared in Australia to enter clinical practice.

As you progress through your Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) degree you will gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour’s on-campus teaching clinics under supervision of academics.

You will develop and hone your skills to run or work within a successful clinic, including patient assessment & management, patient recruitment & continuity of care, customer service and dispensary management.

Professional associations

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

Please note: Graduates are eligible to practise as a Nutritionist and seek membership with the professional associations listed above. This degree does not meet the professional accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) for graduates to practice as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

Educational pathways

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) degree via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit based on your previous studies.