Nutrition science and dietetics

Nutrition science and dietetics

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Career outcomes

Our nutrition science graduates have pursued careers as:

  • public health nutritionists
  • food and nutrition researchers
  • food and nutrition communicators
  • food and health policy influencers
  • food science and technology professionals
  • food research and product development professionals
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About nutrition science and dietetics

There is growing demand around the world for nutrition scientists who are able to understand the ways food and nutrition can prevent disease and promote good health in local and global populations. In practice, this study has a wide variety of applications, including food and nutrition promotion, meal and menu development, sustainable food production, public health, and food policy and regulation. A degree in nutrition science can be used as a pathway toward a career as a dietician through postgraduate studies. An essential component of allied health, dietitians use evidence-based practice to assist people and populations with acute, chronic or complex health conditions.

A client-centred approach

Be part of the prevention, recovery and rehabilitation of people and populations in need. Work with populations who have chronic and complex health conditions to develop safe and effective nutrition interventions that lead to life-improving results.

Go places with professional placement

Complete up to 140 hours of work placement to build your skills and capabilities for future employment. If you choose to continue with a Master of Dietetic Practice, you’ll also complete an additional minimum of 130 days across a range of professional practice placements in areas such as case management, community/public health, research and entrepreneurial dietetic practice.

Build competency-based expertise

Refine your critical decision-making, integrate effective evidence-based approaches into your practice and develop transferrable skills across a range of practice areas.

Experience the world

Take advantage of a range of overseas study opportunities to build cultural competence and broaden your horizons. You’ll have the choice to study a unit, complete a work placement or participate in community engagement in countries such as Bali, Solomon Islands and at our Rome campus in Italy.

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