For science graduates, the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics will launch you straight into a career as a dietitian. With practical training in human nutrition plus access to eminent dietitians, this highly regarded postgraduate course will bring you to the forefront of dietetic and nutrition research and practice.
This program is currently accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). A graduate of this program is eligible to become a full member of DAA and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DAA accreditation process available on the DAA website.
The two-year course builds on major concepts from the study of human biochemistry and physiology to discuss the roles of all nutrients, nutritional contents of food and diet in health and disease. The program covers all the subjects needed for you to become a career-ready professional across public health, medical nutrition therapy, food service management, communication, management, and research and evaluation.
The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney draws on the expertise of researchers and clinicians in nutrition science, public health, medicine and dietetics. Being in central Sydney gives us the advantage of calling on external guest lecturers. We have access to members of the science and medical faculties and use leading university teaching hospitals (Sydney and rural if preferred) for placement experiences. Our master’s program offers a full semester of supervised research training that meets the requirement to enter a PhD.
Our academics teach from a research-driven base but understand the importance of the translation of the research into evidence-based dietetic practice. The course will equip you with the skills for life-long professional development as a dietitian/nutritionist whether you want to work in the clinical or public health fields, in a hospital or primary care private practice, in a community health facility or a research organisation.
Please note that places in this course are limited and subject to strict enrolment quotas.
Visit the Sydney Nutrition and Dietetics Program website for more detailed information about this course, including study plans and career information.
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. For more information about the requirements, please read the Inherent requirements for dietetics.
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