Human nutrition

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Overview

Courses in human nutrition draw on a cross-section of related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology and sociology. They also aim to provide a postgraduate introduction to nutrition in a multidisciplinary context.

In my undergrad, I completed nutrition and psychology major streams as I wanted to know the thinking behind people's food choices.

ASHLEY NG

BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCES/BACHELOR OF FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION (HONOURS)/MASTER OF DIETETICS

Study and learn from home

Fit your studies around your work and lifestyle commitments. The postgraduate nutrition course is taught via Deakin’s Cloud Campus, requiring no physical attendance for ultimate flexibility.

Human nutrition courses

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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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Our research partners

While researching at Deakin, you'll have access to our industry and public-health research partners. 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.

Accreditations

As a graduate of human nutrition from Deakin, you may be eligible for registration as an associate nutritionist through the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

Following three years of relevant work experience, associate nutritionists are able to apply for registered nutritionist status.

Career opportunities

Got the travel bug? Take your career overseas. Job growth in this sector is strong as public-health issues continue to rise, both here and around the world.

Career fields include:

  • corporate nutrition
  • food and retail industries
  • health/journalism, media and communication
  • health programs with local councils
  • health services management
  • private consulting
  • research institutes or universities
  • schools and community health centres
  • sports nutrition
  • state and federal health departments
  • state, local government and community settings.

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