Is nutrition and dietetics for you?
If you are interested in food, nutrition and health, enjoy communicating with people and have an aptitude for science, an exciting future lies ahead when you become an accredited practising dietitian.
What is nutrition and dietetics?
Nutrition and dietetics is the art of applying the science of human nutrition to help people understand the food and health relationships in their life. Dietitians have the opportunity to work with people of all ages within many settings, public and private. As a result of seeing a dietitian, many people gain the knowledge they need to make good food and health choices in order to live a more successful life. As a community or public health dietitian, you have the ability to contribute to the health of populations and the sustainability of the environment.
What you will study?
This degree develops problem-solving and communication skills with studies in food, nutrition and dietetics, basic and applied sciences and social sciences and professional practice. Our courses combine theoretical, scientific knowledge with practical learning, to ensure that you will be prepared to enter a successful career. Nutrition and dietetics is offered at the Newcastle campus at Callaghan over four years, full-time study, which includes a substantial number of professional practice hours and problem-based learning.
You will study:
- nutrition and dietetics
- basic and applied science
- social sciences.
You will also have the chance to study electives according to your area of interest, such as sports nutrition. An embedded Honours program is available in the fourth year of study for students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average in the first three years of the degree.
Why study with us?
Your qualification will be recognised at a national and international level, and our degree is accredited with the Dietitians Association of Australia. There is a strong emphasis on practical experience to ensure that you are well equipped with the skills necessary to begin your career. In your final year, you will spend most of your time off-campus and study a variety of electives according to your area of interest.