Food and nutrition sciences

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Overview

Develop an understanding of food, including its relationship to health and the role of nutrition in disease prevention. Learning from the largest course of its kind in Victoria, you’ll be set up to work as a qualified food and nutrition professional.

While I was at Deakin I worked for non-profit health organisations including Nutrition Australia and the Heart Foundation, and landed my current job whilst studying.

Emma Fehring

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences

No need to study chemistry in Year 12

If you’re interested in a career in nutrition and food but haven’t studied chemistry at school, this is great news as it’s not a prerequisite for studying with us.

Food and nutrition sciences courses

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Research with us

After studying food and nutrition science, perhaps you’ll have an insight to bring to the (kitchen) table, and the world? Well, you can with a higher degree by research through the Faculty of Health.

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Recent research at Deakin

Researchers at Deakin’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) studied the diets of around 300 children at nine months of age and again at 18 months. They found that at 18 months, 54% had salt intakes higher than the recommended upper level.

The results of the study are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditations

Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

If you choose to study the food science major sequence, you’re also eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science Technology (AIFST).

Career opportunities

You are what you eat, so they say. So, who will you be tomorrow? There are so many different careers in the 20 billion dollar Australian food industry, such as:

  • community nutrition
  • consumer education and awareness campaigns
  • food policy
  • food regulation
  • food laboratories
  • nutrition and agribusiness
  • private consulting
  • quality assurance and control
  • research institutes
  • food wholesale and retail.

On graduation, you can also apply for higher degrees such as the honours program or the Master of Dietetics.

What do our students and staff say?

Emma Fehring: Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Deakin's Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences is the largest nutrition course in Victoria. Hear what student Emma Fehring has to say about her Deakin experience.

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