Food, nutrition and dietetics


There is increasing community interest in nutrition and health, and a growing demand for specialists in these fields. Deakin's nutrition and dietetics courses provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in a range of occupations in private, business or community settings.

Disciplines within food, nutrition and dietetics

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Get access to our respected industry partners

You'll experience hands-on learning with placements through our industry partners. Plus, you'll gain insights from our unique focus on teaching and research in both nutrition and physical activity. You won’t find this teaching focus at any other university in Australia.

Improve your career opportunities with professional recognition

As a graduate, you'll get full membership to the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA) and Accredited Practising Dietition (APD) program

Strong links to the industry

You'll get access to some of the most respected teaching hospitals in Melbourne. We have numerous clinical dietetics placement partnerships with healthcare networks.

Research excellence

We have collaborative relationships with numerous industry partners, hospitals, clinics and healthcare centres, from Dairy Australia to Diabetes Australia.

I chose to pursue nutrition and dietetics at Deakin because of its reputation for delivering a holistic, well-rounded education.

Sophie Jamieson

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition/Master of Dietetics

A unique focus, unlike any other university in Australia

Our focus on teaching and research – in both nutrition and physical activity – sets us apart. This could give you the edge to help create groundbreaking research.

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