Nutrition and Dietetics

Eating well is central to supporting growth and development, preventing chronic disease, and good health at all stages of life. Nutrition is the science of how the foods we eat affect our health.

At UOW, we have two pathways of study relating to food, nutrition and health.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science is a 3-year undergraduate degree which will equip you with skills and knowledge in nutrition science, food chemistry, biochemistry, and metabolism, as well as training in nutrition research. You will be able to apply your knowledge to a range of community, public health and industry settings. These include working with organizations and industries to create improved nutritional standards and policies, undertaking research, and working with communities to support health through improved nutrition. The program is designed to meet the prerequisite requirements for admission into the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is required to be eligible for the credential of Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Both degrees will enable you to work as a qualified dietitian after completing 800 hours of compulsory work-based placements. Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who, in addition to the work opportunities described for Nutrition Science graduates research are accredited to work clinically with individuals and groups to help improve their health outcomes and quality of life. This occurs in settings such as the community, hospitals, private practice, research and industry.