Why should I study Nutrition?

If you have every wondered why you feel different after eating different foods or how these foods can affect your body, then Nutrition is the subject for you. It is becoming more and more important that people are aware of their health and there is a lot of information available about this. Nutrition explores some of the current dieting trends and ‘myth busts’ some widely believed theories. Nutrition gives you the skills to separate fact from fiction when it comes to health and dieting.

Nutrition is a course that helps you learn about ways to use diet to improve your own health, as well as the health of your family and your community. You will explore the qualities in foods that are essential for wellbeing and learn strategies to avoid chronic diseases as well as learn about food hygiene and global food issues. It is knowledge that you can apply immediately in your own life, but also that you can build on, in order to move into a variety of careers.

Where does Nutrition lead?

Nutrition can lead to further study in this area at TAFE or University and potentially to careers in food marketing, procurement, sports nutrition, quality assurance, media or even education. Nutrition is also a great supporting subject to people studying in the health sciences.

What work will I do in Nutrition?

Learning in Nutrition involves both individual and collaborative work, research-based tasks and practical work. The scientific content is explored via group discussions, short videos and comprehensive texts and then applied in a variety of contexts. Students will be assessed via four summative tests, four folio tasks and an external exam. Each of the summative tests consists of short answers and an extended response. The folio tasks involve the design and implementation of scientific investigations and development of scientific reports as well as a research-based task on a topic of your choice.

What do other students think about Nutrition?

When I came to Thebarton I chose Nutrition as an extra subject, not fully understanding what was involved. However, this subject really opened my eyes to the importance of health and diet and set me on a pathway into studying Nutrition at Uni SA.

Allie (former TSC student)

Where can I find more information about Nutrition?

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