Pathways in exercise and nutrition
Interested in a career in exercise and sport science, food and nutrition sciences, clinical exercise physiology or dietetics? Find out about Deakin's exercise and nutrition sciences courses from people who studied them. Introducing Deakin graduates Jennifer, Maree and Sheena.
Add a professional accreditation to your resume
A national accreditation is a stamp of approval from an industry's governing body. Graduates of accredited courses are highly regarded around the world.
Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is the first and longest-standing, nationally accredited undergraduate exercise and sport science program in Victoria.
Our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is also the first Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) course in Victoria to be accredited by ESSA.
Graduates can become registered providers for Medicare Australia, WorkSafe Victoria, DVA, TAC and others.
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
Our Master of Dietetics is accredited by DAA. Students graduating from this course are eligible for full membership of the DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program, and can work in all areas of dietetics.
Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
Current students and graduates of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences and the Master of Human Nutrition can apply for their Associate Nutritionist registration via the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).
Travel abroad and immerse yourself in a different culture while earning credits. Study tours run for two to three weeks and are guided by academics.
International food and nutrition study tour
Every second year, a group of students from food, dietetics and nutrition spend up to three weeks in a different country. In 2013, we went to the Netherlands, followed by the USA in 2014 and Singapore and Malaysia in 2015.
- Gain unique insights into health, nutrition, food production, policies and disease prevention in the host country.
- Experience the culture through art, history, dance and food.
- Establish an international network.
I travelled to the US as part of a study tour. When you think of a course in food and nutrition, I bet you don't think you could wind up making your own chocolate bar in the Hershey's factory. These are the kinds of opportunities Deakin offers that enrich the course.
bachelor of food and nutrition sciences graduate