About the program

Overview

The University of Sydney has a long history of teaching Nutrition and Dietetics, providing excellence in clinical nutrition education since 1967. The Nutrition and Dietetics group is recognised for its strengths in nutrition, food science and public health nutrition research, and has strong links with the medical and clinical dietetic staff at Sydney’s major teaching hospitals.

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is a 2-year, full time course in which you cover all aspects of human nutrition including food science, nutritional science, dietary assessment and research methodology, medical nutrition, public health, community nutrition and food service management. Members of the dietetic profession participate in teaching the course.

Who is this course for?

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is designed for science degree graduates (including medical science) with at least an average result of Credit, who have also successfully completed the unit of study admission requirements. This includes successfully completing at least two semesters of study in junior chemistry, at least two semesters of study in junior human biology, at least two semesters of study in intermediate or senior biochemistry or molecular biology, at least two semesters of study in intermediate or senior human physiology, at least one semester of study in intermediate or senior nutrition science and at least one semester of study in intermediate or senior food science, or equivalent. Detailed admission requirements can be found in the course outline.

Whilst studying the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney, you will have access to eminent dietitians and scientists at the cutting edge of dietetic, nutrition and medical research and practice. Teaching is research driven to ensure you have exposure to all the latest developments and advances in evidence-based dietetics, in the science of nutrition, and in community and public health nutrition.

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.

What you will study

The first year of study is devoted to coursework and the second year to a 20-week professional placement program, and a research semester. The professional placement program includes placements in individual case management, community and food service. In the research semester, students work with academics and/or clinical staff who are world leaders in research into chronic lifestyle-related disease and obesity prevention and management, and evidence-based practice of nutrition and dietetics. See the course structure for more information.