Undertake advanced studies in nutrition and dietetics, the pathophysiology of nutrition-related illnesses, health promotion, communication skills, and clinical, food service and community and public health nutrition skills. This program aims to prepare students for professional practice as nutritionists or dietitians. Graduates will be able to work across a variety of settings to integrate and apply advanced theoretical knowledge, skills and attributes to promoting health, and preventing and treating diet-related illnesses.
Graduates are able to use scientific principles and critical thinking skills to consider the wider environment affecting food supply and eating behaviours and to evaluate new developments in this rapidly evolving area.
The course is offered by Flinders University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences and is founded on practices designed to encourage lifelong learning in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. A wide variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed, including lectures, tutorials, field placements, site visits, food practicals and student seminars and presentations.
A variety of assessment methods is used, including peer and self-assessment and competency-based assessment of field placements. Particular emphasis is given to the provision of practice-focused learning strategies (eg. case studies, role-plays, simulated counselling and group sessions).
Consistent with the postgraduate level of the course, cooperative and self-directed learning will be encouraged and you will have the opportunity to negotiate sections of curriculum learning strategies and assessment in some topics.
*Government subsidies enable Flinders to offer Domestic applicants a reduction of up to 80% off full course fees through Commonwealth Supported Places. Offer subject to change.
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Duration: 2 years
2CM093 (Commonwealth supported)
2CM693 (Full fee paying)
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$8,301 (Commonwealth supported)
$30,035 (Full fee paying)
There are currently more than 5,000 practising dietitians in Australia. About half provide patient care and education in hospitals while the remainder work in areas as diverse as community health, public health, food service management, sports nutrition, the food industry, health service management, education and research. Dietitians are also employed by aid organisations and government departments.
The course is accredited by Dietitians Australia. It is also recognised in UK, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand. Eligibility for DAA membership is required by most public-sector employers and for obtaining a health insurance provider number.
Good nutrition is fundamental to a healthy life and can influence our lives from the moment we are born. Nutritionists explore the relationship between diet, health and disease prevention.
Your study program will include lectures, tutorials, field placements, site visits, food practicals, and student seminars and presentations.
Topics cover areas such as the nutrition care process, food service and professional practice, research methods and critical thinking in human nutrition, communication and nutrition counselling, and clinical nutrition and dietetics.
Students will undertake professional experience placement as part of the course. For more information visit Nutrition and Dietetics placement
This course includes clinical placements that aim to provide you with the practical experience required for the workplace. Interesting and diverse placement experiences are available in a range of rural and interstate health settings. Travel and accommodation costs to rural and interstate placements will be subsidised.
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics students are required to undertake specified health checks, immunisations and criminal history screening in accordance with University and Department of Health policies. Successful applicants will be advised about this process.
Applicants must hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification that includes:
Applicants will be ranked for admission on academic merit.
Please refer to the pre-requisite flyer for further information about the topic pre-requisites and requirements for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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