Food, nutrition and dietetics

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With increasing community interest in food, nutrition and health, there’s a real demand for specialists across a range of industry sectors. At Deakin you’ll gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing industry.

Victoria's longest-running dietetics program

Put theory to practice in our industry food labs

Combine travel and study to broaden your experience

Disciplines within food, nutrition and dietetics

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Get access to our respected industry partners

You'll experience hands-on learning with placements through our industry partners. Plus, you'll gain insights from our unique focus on teaching and research in both food and nutrition.

Improve your career opportunities with professional recognition

As a graduate, you'll be eligible for membership to and professional recognition from the key professional organisation; eg. Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

Strong links to the industry

You'll get access to our numerous placement partnerships with  respected teaching hospitals, as well as our partners in preventive healthcare and our food industry partners.

Research excellence

We have collaborative relationships with numerous industry partners, hospitals, clinics and healthcare centres, including Dairy Australia, Vic Health and Diabetes Australia.

Deakin Webinar Series: Explore a career in nutrition and dietetics

Learn about the vital role of food and nutrition in human health and disease prevention, and discover how you can follow your passion for food and nutrition into a variety of careers.

I chose to pursue nutrition and dietetics at Deakin because of its reputation for delivering a holistic, well-rounded education.

Sophie Jamieson

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition/Master of Dietetics

A unique focus, unlike any other university in Australia

Our focus on teaching and research – in both nutrition and physical activity – sets us apart. This could give you the edge to help create groundbreaking research.

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