Master of Dietetics

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Deakin's Master of Dietetics explores the important relationship between diet and disease. Accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia and shaped by decades of industry input, this course trains you to prescribe science-based treatments for a wide range of health issues, from obesity and diabetes, to allergies and malnutrition. If you're passionate about improving the wellbeing of the people around you through diet, the Master of Dietetics allows you to cut through misinformation to unlock solutions that are shaped by evidence and tested with scientific rigour. Combine studies in medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition and food service management to graduate with a well-rounded set of skills that prepare you for a variety of roles. Your problem-solving abilities, communication skills and dietetic knowledge will allow you to thrive in community and public health settings. Prefer to work one-on-one with clients? You'll feel just as comfortable using your interpersonal skills to develop tailored treatments in a clinical setting that deliver life-changing results.

Designed for

Graduates in a relevant cognate area

Structure

To complete the Master of Dietetics students must attain 12 credit points. All units are core (these are compulsory). Units may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value in the course structure below.

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must hold a three year Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant cognate area (for example: science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, allied health or nursing) within the last 10 years from an approved university or other educational institution. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant cognate area must demonstrate learning in Human Biosciences and Food and Nutrition Science as described below: Biochemistry content with Chemistry (0.25 EFTSL) followed by Biochemistry (0.25 EFTSL)
  • Human Physiology content with Human Biology (0.25 EFTSL) followed by Human Physiology (0.25 EFTSL) (0.25 EFTSL is equivalent to 2 Deakin credit points) Applicants are also required to have completed at least 4 units (equivalent to 4 Deakin credit points) of nutrition and food science study covering content relating to principles of nutrition, lifespan nutrition diet and disease and food science.

Recognition

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

Study pathways

This course can be a pathway to H541 Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood Domestic: $52,852
International: $65,148
No information available No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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