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.


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Intrigued about the scientific links between food, nutrition, human health and disease prevention? Whether it’s sports nutrition or health sciences you’re interested in, turn your curiosity into a career with an industry-leading qualification from Deakin. Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into the development of our courses, cementing our reputation as true leaders in this space. Combined with extensive fieldwork and placement opportunities, you’ll graduate highly skilled and work-ready.

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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.

Gain professional recognition

As a graduate you'll be eligible for membership to and professional recognition from the key professional organisation, e.g. Dietitians Australia, Accredited Practising Dietitian program and Nutrition Society of Australia.

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.

Study nutrition at Deakin

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.

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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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

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