Study nutrition and dietetics

We have delivered industry-accredited programs for more than 40 years and are recognised for creating job-ready graduates who are in demand.

Why study nutrition and dietetics at QUT?

  • Get hands-on experience providing nutrition assessments and personalised dietary advice to real clients in QUT Health Clinics.
  • Study elective units that prepare you for emerging areas of employment including social media, exercise and sport, and entrepreneurship.
  • Be taught by industry leaders who hold senior roles with associations including the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society and Dietitians Association of Australia.
  • Complete placement opportunities where you can engage with communities in rural and remote areas of Australia, and overseas.

Postgraduate courses

Get professional experience

Develop your professional skills with opportunities to work with real clients from many social and cultural backgrounds. You could complete professional placements in metropolitan areas, with communities in rural and remote areas of Australia, or overseas. Recently, students have travelled to Apunipima Cape York Health Council in North Queensland, Singapore and Vietnam where they contributed to programs that improve nutrition awareness for better health outcomes.

At QUT Health Clinics, nutrition and dietetics students provide advice for the management of chronic disease, before and after surgery, eating disorders and weight management, food intolerance and allergy.

Learn from the best

You'll learn from the best at QUT. Our staff have experience and insight into areas of practice that include:

  • sports nutrition
  • health promotion
  • childhood obesity
  • Indigenous health
  • research.

Their extensive industry experience combined with case studies offered by guest lecturers will prepare you, as a professional, to adapt your skills to best suit the needs and expectations of your client.

Our staff hold senior positions on industry boards and councils, and contribute to competency standards that underpin the training of dietitians nationally. Many are leading projects and government initiatives to improve population health and nutrition, ranging from feeding in infancy and early childhood to nutrition assessment and support for older adults. These close links with industry ensure our curriculum is relevant and we deliver graduates who can meet the demands of the profession in a changing healthcare environment.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the four-year nutrition and dietetics program are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential and membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Flexible career options

The three-year nutrition science program allows you to select a number of elective units that provide a distinct opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in emerging areas of employment. You'll be encouraged to explore career opportunities and complete units in complementary areas like business or digital media in order to develop a unique skill set and successfully launch your career.

A career in research

Research as an undergraduate

Students who are interested in pursuing a research career can apply for QUT’s Vacation Research Experience Scheme. This gives you the opportunity to work on a research project while you're an undergraduate student. It's your chance to contribute to a real project and work with active researchers in world-class research institutes.

Honours pathways

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics offers an honours pathway to students at the end of their second year of study. This allows you to complete an honours research project that extends your knowledge of the professional field, offering a competitive advantage in your career.

Contribute to research strengths

The majority of our research is conducted through the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). Encompassing prevention, intervention, and translation, IHBI is focused on ensuring better health becomes a reality in our lifetime. Our key areas of research strength include:

  • early childhood nutrition
  • childhood obesity prevention and treatment
  • clinical dietetics and dietary guidelines
  • sports dietetics for improved performance
  • appetite control and energy balance
  • food literacy, food security, food policy, and food service management.

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