Sports nutrition

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Overview

As a sports nutritionist, you’ll help elite athletes get the most out of their bodies and performances through food and nutrition. If you enjoy food preparation, health and wellbeing – and have great communication skills – our courses could be for you.

My biggest fear is looking back at a time and regretting not giving it a go or not giving it 100%, especially in sport.

Madeleine Hogan

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/paralympian

Industry-informed teaching

As a sports nutrition student, you'll have industry-ready workplace experience and professional training, as well as a chance to study overseas.

Sports nutrition courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Research with us

You’ll have the opportunity to do your sports nutrition research with some of the best sporting partnerships in Australia. As a higher degree by research student, you’ll have the chance to work with organisations like the Geelong Football Club and the Victorian Institute of Sport.

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Our research partners

Research partners 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

As a sports nutritionist, you’ll consult directly with athletes or work alongside other professionals in a sporting club or an elite training institute.

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