Dietetics

Discipline

Help people understand the relationship between healthy eating and the prevention and treatment of illness and disease. A qualification in dietetics will enable you to work across a range of areas, including private practice, public health and media.

Get work-ready

You’ll have many opportunities to apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom in labs, workplaces and industry settings. Our placements give you industry experience in multiple settings and allows you to work alongside established dietitians. These relationships open the door to professional development opportunities, give you direct access to ground-breaking research and allow you to build networks that take your career forward.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Career opportunities

Job growth in this sector is strong and continues to increase as public-health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and ageing populations affect the healthcare systems, here and around the world.

Get full-time placements

Get professional practice placements that give you hands-on experience in clinical, community and food service settings. You’ll be job ready on graduation!

Find out more about our study opportunities

Master of Dietetics - Patrick and Darcy's stories

Current students and graduates talk about placements and working in the dietetics field.

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program.

Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other nutrition and dietetics disciplines.

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.

I chose this area of study because I'm interested in the role nutrition plays in preventing and treating disease.

Sophie Jamieson

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition/Master of Dietetics

Accreditation

Deakin's Master of Dietetics has full accreditation from the Dietitians Australia (DA). Students graduating from accredited courses are eligible for full membership of the DA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and to work in all areas of dietetics.

We also work with Austin Health, Barwon Health, Northern Health, Western Health and the Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre.

All dietetics education programs in Australia are required to undergo an accreditation review process by the Dietitians Australia (DA) every five years. Deakin has delivered a course in dietetics for the past 42 years, and has offered a fully accredited course since accreditation commenced. Our Master of Dietetics is currently undergoing a re-accreditation process, so we can continue offering our highly regarded course.

Research with us

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).

Learn more about researching with us

Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about Deakin's alumni postgraduate bursary

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