Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

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 requirement.


  • Nutrients and Metabolism
  • Nutritional Assessment and Anthropometry
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Applied Food Science and Systems
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in science, bioscience or health, with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher, where half of the units at the first-year and second-year level are be comprised of bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry, including at least 15 per cent of a full-year load each of biochemistry and physiology. The Bachelor degree must contain at least two second-year or higher level biochemistry units, for which chemistry was a pre-requisite, and two second-year or higher level physiology units.Students must attain an Academic IELTS with an overall band minimum score of 7.0 (no individual band less than 6.5). For equivalent language test requirements refer to ECU English Standards Policy.


This course has been Accredited by Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Graduates of this course are eligible to become full members of DAA and join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup Domestic: $18,800
International: $63,900
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Further information

Non-Standard Timetable: The full time course commences mid-year, and some of the practice components occur outside of the normal university semesters.

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