Study nutrition and dietetics

We were the first university to offer a nutrition and dietetics degree in Queensland and have more than 40 years of experience and industry collaboration.

Why study nutrition and dietetics at QUT?

  • Get hands-on experience providing nutrition assessments and personalised dietary advice to real clients in the QUT Health Clinics.
  • Be taught by leaders in the profession who are active in industry associations including the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society and Dietitians Association of Australia.
  • Graduates from the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential.
  • Become part of a research community that emphasises the importance of collective health and wellbeing.

Get practical experience

Develop your practical skills in our kitchen laboratories and during supervised work experience in QUT Health Clinics. Under the supervision of experts you'll provide advice for the management of:

  • chronic disease
  • before and after surgery
  • eating disorders and weight management
  • food intolerance and allergy.

You'll also complete work experience off-campus. This can be either local, in regional Queensland, or overseas in:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • aged care facilities
  • catering institutions
  • correctional facilities.

Our students get involved with programs to help improve nutrition awareness and knowledge in the community. Many of these programs offer students the opportunity to work alongside health students from other disciplines to deliver better health outcomes for individuals and communities in South-East Queensland.

Learn from the best

Our staff are active researchers, and many are involved in projects to improve population health and nutrition, ranging from feeding in infancy and early childhood to nutrition assessment and support for older adults.Staff are regularly recognised for their research excellence, publishing in top tier international journals.

Our staff hold senior positions on industry boards and councils, and contribute to competency standards which underpin the training of dietitians nationally. These close links with industry ensure curriculum is relevant, current, and produces graduates who can meet the demands of the profession in the changing healthcare environment.

Professional accreditation

Graduate as a professional dietitian, and be eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential.

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School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences course enquiries

  • Phone: 3138 4831
  • Int. phone: + 61 7 3138 4831
  • Fax: 3138 3369
  • O Block, Room O-D611
    Kelvin Grove
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

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