This area of employment is an emerging and niche area where there are, at present, limited employment opportunities in Australia, particularly if you are not an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia.
As such, graduates from Postgraduate Nutrition at Deakin may be more likely to be successful in sports nutrition if they pursue additional training certificates in education and/or fitness and/or sport. e.g. fitness courses at TAFE. If you already have a qualification in the area of physical activity (e.g. sports/physiotherapy/exercise rehabilitation) then this could be an advantage. For further information regarding training to become a Dietitian, visit our Master of Dietetics website.
Sports Nutrition Advisor
Community Health Worker
Health Promotion Officer
Health Coach (personal, group, community, organisational)
Sales Representative for health food/sports food and drinks
Food companies specialising in sports nutrition
Federal, state & local government
Community health centres
Health insurance companies
Health & recreation clubs
Health in the workplace
Self-employment / consultancy
Sports Dietitians of Australia
Peak body for Dietitians specialising in the field of sports nutrition.