The content is really interesting, fun to learn about, quite interactive and very relevant - it can really help inform your own approach to food, eating and general well-being.


Student, Herb and Spice Merchant

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Bachelor of Food and Nutrition - HBFN

Help translate nutritional science for the general public and promote healthy eating throughout the community.

What to expect

You have several options for studying subjects in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition:
-individual standalone subjects
-a recommended 'Pathway' 
-an application for entry to the degree.

The recommended 'Pathway' includes four subjects that can lead you into the degree. Once successfully completed, the pathway units will be automatically credited towards the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Pathway students also have the opportunity to study up to three free* preparatory units during their pathway studies. These units are ideal for students who either haven't studied before or haven't studied in a while, as they are designed to introduce them to online learning and what's required to achieve academic success. Students can enrol in these units at anytime during their pathway studies.

Please note: La Trobe students studying on campus who wish to do individual units need to apply for La Trobe CSP On Campus to Online.

24 units to be completed over 3 years - giving you a thorough understanding of food and human nutrition, as preparation for careers in various fields.

  • 360

    Credit Points

  • 21


  • 3


In this together

One-on-one help from staff when you need it, and a close-knit network of fellow students.  La Trobe's online Bachelor of Food and Nutrition offers all the support you could possibly need, without going near a campus!

Deanna Horvath

Dr Deanna Horvath

Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology

Emma Stirling

Emma Stirling

Senior Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition & Sport

More information

During the course, students will study biosciences, principles of nutrition, food science and food skills, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and the social and public health aspects of nutrition.

Key dates

OUA Study Periods are 13 weeks in duration
Applications close 10 working days before the start of each study period.


Study Period Start Date Census Date Last
Without Fail
End Date
OUA Study Period 1 26 Feb 2018 19 Mar 2018 27 Apr 2018 27 May 2018
OUA Study Period 2 28 May 2018 18 Jun 2018 27 Jul 2018 26 Aug 2018
OUA Study Period 3 27 Aug 2018 17 Sept 2018 26 Oct 2018 25 Nov 2018
OUA Study Period 4 26 Nov 2018 17 Dec 2018 26 Jan 2019 24 Feb 2019


Study Period Start Date Census Date Last
Without Fail
End Date
OUA Study Period 1 27 Feb 2017 20 Mar 2017 28 Apr 2017 28 May 2017
OUA Study Period 2 29 May 2017 19 Jun 2017 28 Jul 2017 27 Aug 2017
OUA Study Period 3 28 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017 27 Oct 2017 26 Nov 2017
OUA Study Period 4 27 Nov 2017 18 Dec 2017 26 Jan 2018 25 Feb 2018
  •  24/7 access
  •  Online community
  •  Support

How to apply

This course is offered through Open Universities Australia. For more information and to apply on-line go to the Open Universities Australia site.


  OUA Partnership

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