Start a rewarding new career helping people make informed health choices with this Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students with a background in science, this accredited master’s degree provides the specialised knowledge, skills and experience required to pursue a career in the broad and exciting field of nutrition and dietetics. Accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia, this qualification enabled graduates to join the only nationally recognised program for accredited practising dietitians.
In this course, you’ll learn foundation health science concepts, including food science and systems, nutrition, biochemistry and food service. You’ll graduate able to understand and interpret nutrition science, assess clients’ nutritional needs, conduct research and give dietary advice for general health and specialised requirements, including medical conditions and improved performance.
With a focus on informing practical work with up-to-date and relevant theory, this qualification provides practical learning opportunities in clinical, community and food service work placements. You’ll graduate equipped with the relevant experience, contemporary knowledge and essential skills required to thrive in the exciting and rewarding field of nutrition and dietetics.
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:
- Hold a Bachelor Degree in Science, bioscience or health from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course
What You’ll Learn
In this nutrition course, the subjects you may study include:
- Nutrients and metabolism
- Nutritional assessment and anthropometry
- Public health nutrition
- Nutritional biochemistry
- Applied food science and systems
- Nutrition research skills
- Medical nutrition therapy 1
- Dietetics professional skills
- Nutrition research project
- Food service and dietetics management
- Medical nutrition therapy 2
- Advanced concepts in nutrition
- Community placement and evaluation
- Food service placement and evaluation
- Individual case management placement and evaluation
Why study with Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
- Western Australia: Joondalup