Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
A pathway to the profession of dietetics, this coursework Masters integrates theoretical and practical components across clinical dietetics, food service, community and public health and research. Students are trained to understand and interpret nutrition science, assess nutritional needs, conduct research and give dietary advice for general health and specialised requirements, including medical conditions and improved performance. Graduates are eligible to become full members of the Dietitians Association of Australia and join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. APD is the only credential recognised in Australia by the government and many private health insurers. Students can choose from two undergraduate courses that offer a pathway to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics: the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Bioscience Major), or the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) with a recommended set of electives. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) are also eligible to register with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), gaining an opportunity for dual accreditation (ESSA and APD).
15 Units 240 Credit Points. Clinical or professional work placement Placement.
Standard entry requirements
- University admission requirements apply. University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in human bioscience, science or health with a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or higher. The Bachelor degree must include Biochemistry and Human Physiology content, with Chemistry (0.25 EFTSL) followed by Biochemistry (0.25 EFTSL), and Human Biology (0.25 EFTSL) followed by Human Physiology (0.25 EFTSL).International students are required to provide an IELTS Academic with an overall minimum score of 7.0 (no individual band less than 6.5). Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement. Minimum English standard requirements for this course may also be satisfied with one of the following: Bachelor degree from an approved country
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
- Or Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
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