The Master of Dietetics is a three-trimester professional training program in dietetics that will develop specialist skills related to the professional practice of nutrition and dietetics. Students will build on their undergraduate knowledge in nutrition, physiology and biochemistry and develop skills in dietary management in both health and disease. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop competency in dietetic practice through extensive professional practice placements which include dietetic practice in clinical, community and food service settings. The Master of Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Graduates will be eligible for full membership of the DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and to work in all areas of dietetics.
Why study Dietetics at Deakin?
Deakin University has a strong history in teaching and research in nutrition and dietetics. Dietetics has been taught at Deakin University for over 30 years and was the first dietetics course offered in Australia. All of the academic staff who teach into the dietetics program are dietitians. Students studying at Deakin will gain the added advantage of being exposed to academic staff actively involved in many areas of research and are experts in their field such as childhood obesity, food insecurity, dietary approaches to hypertension, nutrition in aged care facilities and clinical nutrition. The course is one of only two DAA‐accredited master level programs in dietetics of 18 months.