Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Program Description

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Grow your nutrition career from the inside out

If you’re serious about nutrition and influencing the dietary needs of an ever-expanding and aging population, then the UC Master of Nutrition course will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to have your ideas influence change at the local and national level.

As part of this course, you’ll use your existing knowledge and experience to plan and execute a research project of your choice and then participate in 20 weeks of full-time workplace education to help bring this project to life - all with full support and encouragement from academic and industry experts and mentors.

This placement opportunity will take place in hospitals, community centers or food service departments – all settings which offer a unique opportunity to gain frontline experience and network with industry professionals.

Also, the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course is the only course in Australia which offers all graduating students an additional 4-week internship where you be actively encouraged to broaden your networks and explore employment opportunities at the same time.

It’s time to take control of your career direction. It’s time to register your interest in the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course now.

Study a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics AT UC and you will:

  • develop additional knowledge, skills, and attitude to examine health within the framework of nutrition
  • understand the application of nutrition in a social, pathophysiological and biochemical health context
  • cultivate critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and apply evidence-based approaches to address a nutrition-related health issue
  • demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to a variety of audience
  • develop autonomy and self-direction in progressing your learning and professional development
  • gain the necessary scientific background and specific knowledge and skills to address concepts and opinions relating to human nutrition
  • identify the links between nutrition, health, and disease at different life stages
  • address ways to improve the delivery of nutritional information.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

This course also includes up to 24 weeks of full-time workplace education in a range of settings including the public health sector, hospitals, food services or in the community.

All work completed during this placement will count towards your end of course assessment and is part of the UC Faculty of Health’s commitment to helping students gain valuable hands-on experience; and build life-long industry contacts and relationships while they are studying at UC.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate is recognised as possessing the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. This accreditation is also accepted globally and opens doors to a range of jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • hospitals
  • community Health Centers
  • private practice
  • government departments
  • the food industry
  • media
  • education
  • research

Course-specific information

This course has an early closing date, and all applications must be submitted by the 31st October each year and meet the following criteria:
  • possess a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition
  • must have completed 2 units in chemistry (degree level)
  • must have completed four units in human biology and human physiology (degree level)
  • must have completed two units in biochemistry (second-year degree level)
  • must have completed four units in food and nutrition science (degree level)

A supplementary application form must be completed as part of your application and include a 500-word statement and two referee reports. This application form can be found at: http://www.canberra .edu.au/current-students/forms.

Acceptance is based on prior academic achievement and relevant work experience or professional development (including references).

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible, you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course, please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Admission Requirements

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st October of every year.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in human nutrition
B) two degree level units in chemistry
C) four degree level units in human biology and human physiology
D) two second year degree level units in biochemistry
E) four degree level units in food and nutrition science

Last updated November 2018

About the School

The University of Canberra is a vibrant government university where your future is what matters most. We are recognised internationally, ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world and have ... Read More

The University of Canberra is a vibrant government university where your future is what matters most. We are recognised internationally, ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world and have big plans for your future. We don't just focus on the theory of things, we like to teach our students in the way that they would be working. It's what we call work-integrated learning and it's a big reason that our students are highly sought after and amongst the highest paid and most employable in Australia. Read less