Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition.xml Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

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Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Bachelor of Applied or Health Science, or equivalent in any field (excluding Human Nutrition). Must include 15 credits in Chemistry. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 reading/writing, 7.0 listening/speaking).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

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Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
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Government tuition subsidy

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Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

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In further study -

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Content

This programme will equip graduates with the skills to enhance the nutritional health of individuals and communities.

In our Human Nutrition Graduate Diploma you will learn about biological chemistry - the study of how chemicals work within the human body.

You will look at micro and macro nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein and fats that are required by the human body to produce physiological function.

During your studies you will also learn about population nutrition and disease. You will have significant study time for applied research, research projects and work placements.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • A Bachelor of Applied or Health Science or equivalent in any field excluding Human Nutrition or equivalent, including a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • If your degree was completed more than five years ago you must also have current relevant work experience.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    For acceptable alternatives, including NCEA, refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

7.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

7.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

PROGRAMME CODE: CH4044
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February. July start may be available, please enquire.
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year, preferably before 30 November
International: 20 January for February start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,300 - $6,900
International: $21,270
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: $500 approximately for textbooks per year, travel to work placements

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an international application form and send it back to us.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

The Graduate Diplomas are designed to extend the current knowledge or add new knowledge for undergraduate students from a range of science and health related disciplines.

On completion of this programme graduates could progress to a variety of roles related to human nutrition. For example, working for a professional sporting franchise, sports national body, clubs (or a collection of clubs) as a consultant, in health, be self-employed, a researcher, or teaching.

Study pathways

Graduates could study postgraduate level in human nutrition though to PhD level. Graduates could specialise in areas such as sports nutrition.