Public health nutrition



Help prevent disease by encouraging people to engage in healthier lifestyles and promoting equal access to health care and health systems. Public health nutrition gives you the practical experience and research ability to help your local community or assist with international health projects.

It's my goal to work with vulnerable people and communities, improving health outcomes both in Australia and abroad.



Study with experts in public health nutrition

Study with a wide range of experts in the varied fields and have contact with key researchers who are furthering our understanding of many aspects of public health nutrition.

Public health nutrition courses

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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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Who we work with

We work with a range of public bodies and not-for-profit organisations committed to keeping Australia healthy. Some of these include:

  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Dairy Australia
  • Diabetes Australia – Vic
  • Disability Sports Victoria
  • Food Australia
  • Geelong Football Club
  • Heart Foundation
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • VicHealth
  • YMCA Australia.

Career opportunities

The world is getting unhealthier with the increase of sedentary lifestyles and poor diets. This means employment opportunities for healthcare and nutrition professionals are on the rise. There are many different fields you could work in to help others, including:

  • advocacy and partnerships coordination
  • community development
  • health education and promotion
  • planning and program evaluation
  • project and program management
  • women's, children's and refugee health.

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