Graduate Diploma + Postgraduate Unit
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
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Associate Nutritionist | Registered Nutritionist
The Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition, offered by Deakin University, is the ideal postgraduate course for students wishing to pursue careers as nutritionists.
Throughout this one-year online course, you'll develop a broad knowledge base regarding human nutrition, from metabolic studies and food science to social and behavioural nutrition. Key learning areas include: the physiological basis of nutrition; nutritional requirements and assessment; the nature and composition of foods and food groups; and the social, cultural and economic aspects of nutrition.
Students complete four core units of study plus four elective units, giving you the opportunity to tailor your course and study topics in line with your own interests and career aspirations.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this nutrition course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition from Deakin University.
Graduates are eligible to register as associate nutritionists, and will be able to progress to the position of registered nutritionist after three years of relevant work experience. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study in the form of a Master of Human Nutrition degree.
Wondering where a career in nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential nutrition career outcomes include:
Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.
Students can also pay fees upfront.
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