QUT College

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) / Bachelor of Nutrition Science

QUT College

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program allows students to examine innovative ways to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease through use of communication. Health professionals with superior communication skills and ability to use the power of media technologies will make significant contributions to improving the quality of life, both locally and internationally. After introductory studies in human anatomy, health science, and communication, students will complete units that explore health education and behaviour, exercise and sports nutrition, and all facets of media including social platforms, mythbusting, and globalisation. During final year, students can complete a professional placement in industry or complete a project that will refine their skills in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.


384 credit points (32 units). Communication component: 192 credit points (16 units) comprising 4 core units and 12 major units. Nutrition Science component: 192 credit points. Students undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.


  • Nutrition science
  • Professional communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12, or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • And Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Nutrition Society.

Study pathways

Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $145,700 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Students require a current Blue Card and may require Hepatitis B vaccination prior to commencing the placement components in this course. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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