With a solid foundation in science plus a two-year master's degree, the five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics provides the training you need to launch straight into a career in nutrition and dietetics.
For the first time in history, there are more overfed people in the world than underfed people. Statistics such as these are driving our need to train professionals who can help create healthier communities.
Your degree will give you access to eminent dietitians and scientists at the cutting edge of dietetic, nutrition and medical research and practice. Join the most highly regarded and longest running program in nutrition and dietetics in Australia (50 years in 2017). Our teaching is research-driven to ensure you gain exposure to the latest developments and advances in evidence-based dietetics, the science of nutrition, and community and public health nutrition.
Our nutrition science course is distinct among Australian universities: we offer a strong life sciences approach, allowing you to pursue postgraduate research in nutrition or diversify to include specialisations in both human and animal nutrition.
During the Bachelor of Science, you will study biochemistry, molecular biology and human physiology, which are necessary prerequisites for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program. You will also complete a major in nutrition science.
In the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, your first year will consist of a series of lectures, tutorials and practical classes introducing you to nutritional science, clinical nutrition and dietetics, public health nutrition and more. In your second year, you will participate in hands-on clinical training, and complete a nutrition research project.
You will graduate with a solid knowledge of nutritional science and the expertise to pursue a career as a dietitian in a range of professional settings, in nutrition and nutritional research, and other health-related disciplines.
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.
Please note that places in this course are limited and subject to strict enrolment quotas.