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For science graduates, the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics will launch you straight into a career as an accredited dietitian. With practical training in human nutrition plus access to eminent dietitians, this highly regarded postgraduate course will bring you to the forefront of dietetic and nutrition research and practice.
Fully accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is a pathway into professional practice as a dietitian and nutritionist.
The two-year course builds on major concepts from the study of human biochemistry and physiology to discuss the roles of all nutrients, nutritional contents of food and diet in health and disease. The program covers all the subjects needed for you to become a career-ready professional across public health, medical nutrition therapy, food service management, communication, management, and research and evaluation.
The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney draws on the expertise of researchers and clinicians in nutrition science, public health, medicine and dietetics. Being in central Sydney gives us the advantage of calling on external guest lecturers. We have access to members of the science and medical faculties and use leading university teaching hospitals (Sydney and rural if preferred) for placement experiences. Our master’s program offers a full semester of supervised research training that meets the requirement to enter a PhD.
Our academics teach from a research-driven base but understand the importance of the translation of the research into evidence-based dietetic practice. The course will equip you with the skills for life-long professional development as a dietitian/nutritionist whether you want to work in the clinical or public health fields, in a hospital or primary care private practice, in a community health facility or a research organisation.
To qualify for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, you must complete a prescribed program of 96 credit points (cp), including:
- 48 credit points of first year units of study; and
- 24 credit points being the dietetics training placement; and
- 24 credit points being the Nutrition Research Project
Study plan for Master of Nutrition and Dietetics:
Nutritional and Food Science
Dietary Intake & Nutritional Assessment
Dietetics Professional Studies
Methods in Nutrition Research
Food Service Management
Public Health and Community Nutrition
|Semester 1 or 2 (one subject each semester)|
Dietetics Training Placement
Nutrition Research Project
Admission to the degree requires a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with at least an average result of Credit. The degree must include successful completion within the last 10 years of
a) 12 credit points of junior chemistry, or equivalent; and
b) 12 credit points of junior biology, or equivalent; and
c) 12 credit points of intermediate or senior level Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology, or equivalent; and
d) 12 credit points of intermediate or senior level Human Physiology, or equivalent; and
e) 6 credit points of intermediate or senior level Nutrition Science, or equivalent; and
f) 6 credit points of intermediate or senior level Food Science or equivalent.
- IELTS: A minimum result of 7.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band
- Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship