36 months
36400 AUD/year
8065 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway) is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a dietitian, with a guaranteed pathway to Deakin University's Master of Dietetics.  

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Deakin University's Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway) offers guaranteed entry into our Master of Dietetics if you achieve a 75 weighted average mark or above. The course develops your understanding of human nutrition and its impact on health. Learn how to tackle challenges facing our society including disease prevention, obesity, the spread of misinformation, and the social and physiological effects of food on our wellbeing. 

Put theory into practice in our state-of-the-art food sensory labs located within our Consumer Analytical Safety Sensory (CASS) Food Research Centre. Designed just like those found in industry settings, our labs provide hands-on experience that prepares you for the workplace. Graduate with practical skills that allow you to improve health through food and nutrition – skills that are increasingly in demand as society grapples with nutrition-related diseases and their impact on wellbeing.  

Career outcomes 

As a nutritionist, you will have the knowledge and skills to confidently provide evidence-based advice to communities regarding food and its impact on our health. Graduates of the Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics) will be well prepared for careers requiring knowledge surrounding:

  • nutrition
  • individual and population health
  • food analysis
  • food sustainability
  • food policy
  • nutrition for disease prevention
  • assessing and evaluating food intake.

If you have completed the food innovation major, you will be prepared for careers requiring knowledge of:

  • consumer behaviour
  • education and research
  • the food industry
  • food policy and regulation
  • sensory analysis
  • product development
  • food quality and safety
  • food manufacturing.

You will gain the skills required to perform a range of roles across:

  • advocacy
  • nutrition promotion
  • nutrition media and marketing
  • quality assurance
  • self-employment and consulting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
  • The Science of Food
  • Physiology of Human Growth and Development
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Biochemistry 
  • Diet and Disease 
  • Food Policy and Regulation
  • Population Nutrition
  • Assessing Food Intake and Activity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0101098 Burwood (Melbourne) 

VCE Prerequisite subjects

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36400 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8065 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8065 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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