La Trobe University

Master of Dietetics

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Deepen your knowledge of nutrition, further your career. 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.

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Note: Each subject must be equivalent to at least 0.125 Effective Full-time Study Unit (EFTSU). Prerequisite subjects specified to be at second year tertiary level or higher must be at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 6 or higher or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Specialisation - compulsory: Biochemistry studies must have included fundamentals of molecular biology, protein structure and function, cellular metabolism and regulation, energy and macronutrient metabolism.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - 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.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - 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.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject prerequisites in the Bachelor's degree or postgraduate course, or taken as single subject (non-award) studies are: Two full semester subjects of chemistry at first year tertiary level followed by two full semester subjects of biochemistry at second year tertiary level or higher.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject prerequisites in the Bachelor's degree or postgraduate course, or taken as single subject (non-award) studies are: Two full semester subjects of food and nutrition science at any tertiary level.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject prerequisites in the Bachelor's degree or postgraduate course, or taken as single subject (non-award) studies are: Two full semester subjects of human biology at first year tertiary level followed by two full semester subjects of human physiology at second year tertiary level or higher.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in a health or science related area, completed within the last eight years with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience).
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - 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.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 70% Additional Information regarding WAM and Early Conditional Offers
  • International: IELTS - 7.0 < 7.0 - 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $89,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Fee comments

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 Friday, Nov 11 2022

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