Pathways in exercise and nutrition
Clinical Exercise Physiology – Hannah's story
Hear from Hannah about her experiences working as an Exercise Physiologist/Strength and Conditioning Coach with Upwell Health and the Western Bulldogs VFLW team.
Exercise and Sport Science – Noni's story
Hear from Noni Taylor about her experiences working with the North Melbourne Football Club and studying Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and honours program. In our course, you can gain up to 320 hours of practical experience, making you ready for a career in the sport industry.
Study Nutrition at Deakin – Practical experience
Deakin's Bachelor of Nutrition Science ensures you are job-ready by offering industry placements in health, diet and well-being. This is your chance to change the future of Australia's food industry.
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)
Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) can apply for accreditation with ESSA as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).
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 Australia (DA)
Our Master of Dietetics is accredited by Dietitians Australia (formerly Dietitians Association of Australia). Students graduating from this course are eligible for full membership of DA 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).
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
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. Countries have included the Netherlands, the US, Singapore and Malaysia.
- 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.
Our study tour units
- HSE360 International Perspectives On Exercise and Sports Science
- HSN360 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (undergraduate)
- HSN760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (postgraduate)
Note: Study tours dependent on Australian Government travel restrictions.