Help people understand the relationship between healthy eating and the prevention and treatment of illness and disease. A qualification in dietetics will enable you to work across a range of areas, including private practice, public health and media.

Leaders in the field: our courses are accredited by DAA
International study tours: from Hershey's in the US to organic farms in the Netherlands

Career opportunities

Job growth in this sector is strong and continues to increase as public-health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and ageing populations affect the healthcare systems, here and around the world.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

I chose this area of study because I'm interested in the role nutrition plays in preventing and treating disease.

Sophie Jamieson

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition/Master of Dietetics

Get full-time placements

Get professional practice placements that give you hands-on experience in clinical, community and food service settings. You’ll be job ready on graduation!

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Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program. 

Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other nutrition and dietetics disciplines. 

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.

Research with us

Do your research with one of the best faculties in Australia. We have six relevant strategic research centres to assist you, including the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN).

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Recent research at Deakin

Food, health, the environment and consumers' dietary choices

Emma Lea’s paper examines some of the issues that surround food and the environment, particularly conventional and organic agriculture and food distribution, and looks at some of the health implications.


Our course in dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). We also work with Melbourne Health, Austin Health, Northern Health and Western Health.

Master of Dietetics at Deakin University

Current students and graduates talk about placements and working in the dietetics field.

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.


Browse other disciplines within food, nutrition and dietetics

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