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Food, nutrition and dietetics

With increasing community interest in food, nutrition and health, there’s a real demand for specialists across a range of industry sectors. At Deakin you’ll gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing industry.

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria: 2016 Student Experience Survey

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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 food and nutrition.

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Improve your career opportunities with professional recognition

As a graduate, you'll be eligible for membership to and professional recognition from the key professional organisation; eg. Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

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Strong links to the industry

You'll get access to our numerous placement partnerships with  respected teaching hospitals, as well as our partners in preventive healthcare and our food industry partners.

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Research excellence

We have collaborative relationships with numerous industry partners, hospitals, clinics and healthcare centres, including Dairy Australia, Vic Health and 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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