Our Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) shows you how to solve future challenges in nutrition and health, food quality and safety, both in Australia and on the global stage. Get set to satisfy your curiosity for all things scientific, solve burning issues in public health nutrition, and make a difference in the world.
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Advance your curiosity for science
You’re fascinated with issues of public health nutrition. Want the tools to solve problems and find out how things tick. Western’s Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) offers you just that.
There is a growing demand for highly qualified public health nutritionists, both here in Australia and on the global stage. Newly offered in 2018, this degree gives you advanced skills and knowledge to overcome future challenges in nutrition and health, food quality and safety.
You’ll gain an understanding of community and public health nutrition and its interrelation with other relevant disciplines, like behavioural sciences and nutrition/health education, social sciences, economics, politics, food and nutrition systems, and public health systems. You’ll also have an opportunity to apply your newfound skills and knowledge to a professional research project.
And because we know it can be hard to juggle study with your current work and life commitments, this degree offers you a balance of online and on-campus studies.
On completion of this course our graduates will be eligible for apply to be an Associate Nutritionist (Anutr) or a Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr) if combined with three years of suitable work experience with the Nutrition Society of Australia and/or a Certified Public Health Nutritionist (cPHN) with the World Public Health Nutrition Association.
You may also be eligible to apply for professional membership of Public Health Association of Australia and Australian Health Promotion Association.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Study Information
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Graduate with the skills you need to further your career in public health and health promotion in a variety of settings, such as:
- Local, state or national health organisations
- Non-government organisations
- Population health units
- Community health centres
- International aid agencies
Health Promotion Officer
Health Promotion Officers develop and oversee health promotion programs for community groups which helps people understand the important relationship between health and food.
Research and Evaluation Officer
Research and evaluation officers collect, analyse and report on the relationship between food and health, providing supported data to help inform various programs and initiatives.
Health Policy Officer
Health policy officers help develop policies and provide research to improve the health of populations and drive action towards health promotion.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.