Master of Human Nutrition
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Master of Human Nutrition|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$26,070* AUD|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H714|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
This is an advanced course in human nutrition which draws content from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.
Throughout the course you will develop:
- advanced knowledge of human nutrition and the complexity of current issues relating to food and human health;
- an understanding of the biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition;
- skills that will enable you to practise effectively as a nutritionist in a range of employment settings including the food industry, public health nutrition, private practice and business environments; and
- skills in evaluating the findings of human nutrition studies and undertaking research.
This course provides you with the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of elective study options, thus giving you the ability to pursue topic areas that align with your interests and career aspirations. Students looking to pursue a specific nutrition career pathway should first visit the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences' Careers website to ensure the elective units they select will meet their career development needs.
Growing public interest in the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result, there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and trustworthy information. In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed a ‘Register of Nutritionists’ to establish a list of appropriately qualified nutrition professionals.
As a graduate of this course, you may be eligible for registration as an ‘Associate Nutritionist’. Following three years of relevant work experience, Associate Nutritionists are able to apply for ‘Registered Nutritionist’ status. For details about the registration process, please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia website.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
The course consists of 12 credit points completed as: 6 core units (1 credit point each) and 6 electives credit points (1-2 credit point electives, 6 credit points in total). At least 4 of the 6 elective credit points must be selected from the Nutrition elective list included in the course structure. Up to 2 credit points may be chosen from postgraduate units offered by any faculty of the University (subject to unit rules and approval by the course director). Option A: one additional core unit in research and 5 electives (6 credit points in total) or Option B: two additional core units in research (totalling 4 credit points) and 2 electives (6 credit points in total).
For students completing both a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511 or H714) and the Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition (H517), a maximum of 2 credit points of credit for prior learning can be shared between both awards.
Students who have previously completed the H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition will be granted preclusions for HSN701, HSN702, HSN749 and HSN735.
|HSN701||Principles of Nutrition (also available in Trimester 3)|
|HSN749||Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology|
|HSN715||Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies|
|HSN735||Essentials of Food Science|
|HSN719||Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment|
Research Based Project Option A
|HSN753||Research Practice in Human Nutrition|
Students would need to complete an additional 5 elective units to complete the 12 credit points for the H714 Master of Human Nutrition.
Research Based Project Option B
|HSN750||Nutrition Research Project Part A (2 credit points core unit)|
|HSN751||Nutrition Research Project Part B (2 credit points core unit)|
Students would need to complete an additional 2 elective units to complete the 12 credit points for the H714 Master of Human Nutrition
|HSN703||Diet and Disease|
|HSN705||Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour|
|HSN727||Advanced Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|HSN719||Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment|
|HSN741||Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum|
|HSN746||Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence|
|HSN738||International Nutrition (offered alternate years in 2015, 2017)|
|HSN743||Nutrition for Healthy Ageing|
|HSN760||International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in the same discipline area (for example: science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, medicine, allied health or nursing) from an approved university or other educational institution. Students from a different discipline area must first complete the H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition or equivalent. Selection is based primarily on academic merit. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com
|Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (H511)|
|Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition (H616)|