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Diploma of Health Science – Nutrition Electives


Diploma of Health Science

Next intake

Campus locations

Online only

Course length

1 year full-time

Part-time options available

Contact hours

from 12 hours per week (part-time)

Payment options

FEE-HELP available for domestic students
Upfront payment

International admissions

Contribute to a healthier and happier society with Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science focusing on key elements of nutrition.

This one-year full time (two years part time) higher education diploma provides you with a strong foundation in nutrition as well as offering you an opportunity to cultivate your passion for wellbeing through choosing electives that feed your curiosity.

If you are interested in learning more about nutrition, Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science – Nutrition Electives is an excellent place to start. In addition to gaining foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences, you will have the opportunity to choose an elective stream in nutrition that expands your knowledge of food as medicine.

Our nutrition electives also allow students to examine dietetic principles in nutritional medicine, recommended dietary intakes (RDI) and the underpinning principles of food as medicine. For example, learn about social factors that impact our food choices with our Sociology of Food elective. Using a sociological lens, the subject challenges you to consider relationships people have with food both locally and internationally, examine strategies for modifying dietary behaviour and examine economic and social factors that may impact dietary and food choices.

Once you graduate, you can undertake further study in health science degrees, own your own business, be a part of community health project teams or work in various allied health or complementary medicine environments – there are a wide range of opportunities open to you!

Career Outcomes

Your career in natural health is what you make of it! The Diploma of Health Science sets you up for a range of career opportunities including:

  • Working on project teams in community health, local and federal government or even in community gardens
  • Recipe and product development for your own brand or for local business. This could include developing your own products such as herbal teas, healthy meal packs, café menus and beauty and health-related products
  • Specialised retail work in health food stores, organic food sales, pharmacy retail and nutrition sales
  • Digital content creation through social media channels, blog writing and video development
  • Further studies in allied health science careers including naturopathy, nutrition and dietetics, acupuncture, complementary medicine and other allied health fields

This course forms a solid base for you to go forth and work in established professions or branch out into a career that doesn’t even exist yet! The opportunities for you are endless.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Health Science is delivered 100% online.

  • Enjoy fully digitally structured learning, supported by our expert academics.
  • Book one-on-one consultations with subject specialists.
  • Study all your subjects at any time during the week within specified delivery periods.
  • Attend live classes virtually at specific timetabled times throughout the week. Supported by online study materials.

Students are required to select 8 credit points in total from the elective stream. Talk to an admissions adviser about your elective choices.

Contact our admissions team for additional details on the delivery mode for each subject or download the course structure here.

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Professional Associations

Diploma of Health Science graduates may apply for associate membership with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA).

Nutrition Australia

Become a member of Nutrition Australia during your studies and receive special student membership entitlements, as well as actively support their mission of ‘healthy eating for all Australians’.


Vaccination Requirements

Currently there are no state-based vaccination mandates.


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