The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is located within the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University. Over the past 25 years we have developed a proud history of providing quality education in nutrition and dietetics.
Flinders University is located in the southern region of Adelaide which is also the home of the Nutrition Division of The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the leading government and industry-sponsored nutrition research centre in Australia.
Graduates are equipped with advanced knowledge and skill to enable them to work in a variety of challenging positions in the health sector, food business and nutrition research.
All of our courses are regularly reviewed and accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia to ensures they are up-to-date and are meeting the demands of this rapidly developing field.
About nutrition and dietetics
Nutrition and dietetics involves the study of food in relation to health and disease. 'Nutrition' examines the role of nutrients in the metabolic and physiological processes of the body, and 'dietetics' involves the prevention and treatment of a variety of nutrition-related diseases.
In Australia, dietitians are nutritionists who are also qualified to provide clinical care and counselling for people with food and nutrition problems.
Dietitians use scientific principles and methods in the study of food and nutrition and apply these to influencing food intake and eating behaviours. They interpret and translate scientific knowledge related to nutrition into practical information.
Dietitians contribute to promotion of health and prevention and treatment of illness by optimising the nutrition of individuals and communities.