Nutrition and dietetics

Explore nutritional, dietetics and food science in relation to contemporary issues in health science.

Nutrition and dietetic practice are occupying increasingly large places in our society as we embrace healthier lifestyles. Our range of nutrition and dietetics degrees will prepare you to support the health of Australians of all ages and backgrounds.

Develop an in-depth understanding of food sources, proteins, vitamins and minerals, as well as human anatomy, physiology and the role of nutrition in health.

You will develop skills in both traditional and emerging areas of dietetic practice, learning to work with a range of evolving food and health management strategies.

You’ll examine the biological, psychological, cultural and social impacts of food choices, and also have the opportunity to study innovative topics such as entrepreneurship and leadership.

Career opportunities

Graduates may pursue careers in consumer education, clinical practice, sport and fitness, aged care, food processing, product marketing, food quality assurance, agribusiness, community and public health, nutrigenomics, food sustainability, research and more.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Expert advice


Trying to plan a healthy diet can be difficult, especially when you’re juggling study and work. 

Dietitian Associate Professor Regina Belski shares what she eats in a day and why it’s good for you. 

Nutrition and dietetics courses

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