Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
New research is deepening our knowledge of nutrition, and the role that diet and gut health play in regulating mood, aiding mental health and improving lives. With these advancements in understanding, the health care industry needs qualified dietitians who can provide care and guidance in clinical and professional environments. If you're passionate about healthy eating and well-being, and want to promote better understanding of the benefits of nutrition in diverse communities and settings, La Trobe's Master of Dietetics has been established to reflect the emerging needs of this changing profession. La Trobe has a long history of nutrition education, and our new contemporary Master of Dietetics both builds on that history and embraces newfound developments and changing ideologies. Our person-centred, socially conscious approach to nutrition science favours the teaching of flexible concepts over dogmatic facts, and aids you in establishing a strong professional approach and individual identity.
To qualify for the award of Master of Dietetics, students must complete a total of 180 credit points across 2 years.
Standard entry requirements
The successfully completed comprehensive undergraduate Bachelor (AQF7) degree program in nutrition, or in a science or health-related discipline must have been completed within the last eight years. Subsequent postgraduate study and/or work experience in a relevant area may also be considered. Subsequent postgraduate study and/or work experience in a relevant area may also be considered. The successfully completed comprehensive undergraduate Bachelor (AQF7) degree program in nutrition, or in a science or health-related discipline must meet the following conditions: Each subject must be equivalent to at least 0.125 Effective Full-time Study Unit (EFTSU).At least one of the required units of human biology, human physiology, chemistry, and biochemistry must be completed at a second-year tertiary level or higher (Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 6 or higher).Specialisation - compulsory: Physiology studies must have included systemic physiology and/or pathophysiology, including homeostatic mechanisms and at least six of the following eight systems: body defences (immune system), gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems.Specialisation - compulsory: Nutrition science must have included macronutrients and micronutrients (food sources, metabolism, storage and function), principles of energy balance, nutrient analysis of foods and aetiology of nutrition-related diseases.Specialisation - compulsory: Biochemistry studies must have included fundamentals of molecular biology, protein structure and function, cellular metabolism and regulation, energy and macronutrient metabolism.Successful completion of a comprehensive undergraduate Bachelor (AQF7) degree program in nutrition, or in a science or health-related discipline with a nutrition minor or equivalent subjects. Subjects completed must include human biology, human physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition science, nutrition and disease, food and societies, food science and food skills (including kitchen practicals), lifespan nutrition, nutrition education (including group education), general research and nutrition epidemiology.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Melbourne (Bundoora)||International: $66,900||No|
Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023