Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Edith Cowan University ECU

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).

Course Fee:

Australian: $18,800
International: $63,900

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.

Structure:

15 Units; 240 Credit Points. Clinical or professional work placement requirement.

Subjects you can Study:

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

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.

Recognition:

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00279B

Related Careers:

Dietitian, Nutritionist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Joondalup No info Yes Full time 2 years
Joondalup No info Yes Part time 4 years

Study that fits in with your life

The world can be a demanding place, which is why we offer study options to suit your lifestyle, including the choice of studying part time or online. You can choose from our diverse range of courses designed in consultation with industry, and with flexible study options, you can balance study with work, family, life and everything else that makes you who you are. 

ECU courses

ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world and our degrees have a large practical component. You’ll undertake practicum and work placements, as well as industry-based assignments, which can include opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, or discussion of real-life case studies. We offer a range of unique courses, including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

With a diverse range of courses, including a wide range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the right course from the following study areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Science 
  • Teacher Education 
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

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ECU offers a range of entry options, such as portfolio entry and University Preparation Courses (UniPrep), which are designed to help you get into university. You’ll learn in a supportive environment from lecturers who do more than just pass on their experience and knowledge — they also listen.

Campus and locations

Joondalup campus
Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in arts, commerce, communications, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, natural sciences, nursing, computing and security, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24-hour access to the e-Lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafés and a tavern. 

Mount Lawley campus
Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, communications, design  and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. Our Mount Lawley campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year. 

South West campus (Bunbury) 
Located two hours south of Perth, our South West campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on-campus accommodation. Courses are offered in arts, commerce, nursing, social work and teacher education. 

Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU 

  • ECU has been ranked the top public university in Australia for most satisfied students in the QILT (Quality Indictors for Learning and Teaching) survey released in 2017  
  • We have a diverse range of courses, including majors, minors and electives, so you’ll have no problem finding the one for you
  • We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education
  • Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions
  • Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life. 

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Email us at futurestudy@ecu.edu.au or visit ecuworldready.com.au 

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