Study nutrition and dietetics in Australia

Nutrition and dietetics at Deakin University, Australia

With a growing global interest in food and health, there is a growing demand for nutritionists and dietitians across various industries. At Deakin University, you will gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in the rapidly growing health sector.

Gain core skills in the science of food and nutrition and discover the broad range of career opportunities in this growing industry.

You might like to improve public wellbeing through food analysis, quality assurance or health promotion campaigns, or perhaps you are interested in preparing tomorrow’s elite athletes to perform at their best through sports nutrition. The options are endless.


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Real-world experience

Deakin puts a strong emphasis on preparing our students for the workplaces they will experience after graduation.

For example, in the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, you have the opportunity to gain 100 hours of valuable practical experience, ensuring you get the opportunity to receive on-site training in a food and nutrition organisation such as Mars Foods, VicHealth or Diabetes Australia.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our emphasis on practical industry experience will enhance your experience on campus. Throughout your course you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities like our food preparation and food sensory laboratories. These purpose-built facilities have been modelled on commercial laboratories, and will provide you with experience using professional equipment and engaging in the same type of work that will await you in the industry. By the time you graduate, you will feel confident that you are fully prepared for your future career.

Nutrition and dietetics degrees

Find out more about studying nutrition and dietetics at Deakin or select a degree from the table below.

Undergraduate nutrition and dietetics degrees

Postgraduate nutrition and dietetics degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

I have been in the laboratories quite a lot and have been impressed by the quality of equipment and facilities. Deakin has given me valuable practical experience and helped me really understand particular areas such as chemistry and food science.

Tatyana Kiandra Aji, Indonesia

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Career opportunities

As a nutrition or dietetics graduate, you will be well-prepared for careers requiring knowledge of food, nutrition and health. You may gain employment in diverse areas including the food industry, public health, community nutrition, private practice, sports nutrition, health promotion, policy development and consumer education and awareness campaigns. As a dietetics graduate, you can also work one-on-one with patients in clinical contexts, such as hospitals and residential care centres.

For more information on careers in nutrition and dietetics and the specific differences between a nutritionist and a dietitian, visit our careers page.

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