Health

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Discipline Overview

Exercise scientists look at the effect of exercise on human performance. They design, implement and evaluate exercise and physical activity for a wide range of people within the community. They provide programs for improving general health, the prevention of chronic diseases, health promotion and enhanced sports performance. Students study anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, nutrition, neuromechanics, and biomechanics as part of your core subjects. You will gain a basic understanding of the anatomical and physiological basis of human motion and the effect of exercise on human performance in sport, industry, ageing and in healthy living.

Key employability skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding research and information sourcing skills
  • Strong critical thinking, judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to use appropriate technologies for research and administrative purposes.
  • Strong team work skills with the ability to work collaboratively

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Case Officer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Rehab Consultant
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Health Consultant
  • Healthy Lifestyles Trainer
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Sports Administrators
  • Sports and Exercise Physician
  • Sports Program Manager
  • Therapy Assistant

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Active Work Solutions
  • Allcare Physiotherapy
  • Allianz
  • Alpha One
  • Australian Health
  • Australian Injury Management
  • Bfit Australia
  • Body Dynamics Exercise & Sport Physiology
  • ClinicAll
  • Diabetes Australia
  • Diagnosis Physiotherapy Pty Ltd
  • Health Balance
  • Illawarra Academy of Sport
  • Illawarra Disability Trust
  • Kinetic Rehabilitation
  • Lawrence Hargrave Hospital
  • Lend Lease Primelife
  • Mounties RLFC
  • Movement Medicine
  • Mt Wilga Private Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Northern Suburbs Physiotherapy
  • NSW Health
  • Ontrac Lifestyle Management
  • Peak Conditioning
  • QBE
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Sutherland Leisure Centre
  • Thirroul Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Uniting Care Ageing
  • Westmead Hospital
  • Workfocus Australia

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Some employers take Exercise Science graduates as part of their Generalist streams.

Below are some examples of employers offering formal graduate programs related to your field of study

  • AusAid
  • Teach for Australia
  • Department of Defence: Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • Area Health Services
  • Queensland Government
  • Victorian Government

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

Discipline Overview

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face a unique set of personal and community health issues. Professionals working in this field require a broad set of skills and knowledge to deliver effective, responsive and compassionate health care. The course covers areas including community health, community development, cultural issues, comparative Indigenous health issues and Indigenous health research. These are complemented with study in Aboriginal Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Education and other related areas.

Job opportunities include working in the community sector, Aboriginal Medical Services and/or with State or Federal health agencies. Graduates may be interested in working in rural or remote community development, health promotion, planning or policy.

Key employability skills

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Mentor
  • Aboriginal Health Officer
  • Acting Team Leader
  • Career Support Officer
  • Community Housing Worker
  • Consultant Psychologist
  • Coordinator of Men’s Centre
  • Drug & Alcohol Counsellor
  • Graduate Australian Public Service
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Lab Assistant
  • Policy Officer
  • Public Servant

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
  • Bankstown Women’s Health Centre
  • Centre for Corporate Health
  • Department of Health and Ageing
  • Housing Trust
  • Kimberley Area Medical Service
  • Northern Beaches Christian School
  • NSW Health
  • On Track Community Programs
  • South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service
  • Wellington Aboriginal Health Service

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take Indigenous Health graduates as part of their Generalist streams.

Below are some examples of employers offering formal graduate programs related to your field of study.

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Post graduate/additional studies

On completion, high performing students considering further study or a career in research should consider the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (Honours) program. This one-year degree offers students a pathway to expand their knowledge of medical and health sciences and achieve their research aspirations. You may also be interested in:

Discipline overview

Medical and health science provides insight into the structure and function of the human body at all levels. This knowledge can be used directly to work alongside other health professionals within the medical research and clinical health fields in both private industry and hospital settings. Medical and Health professionals are involved in the development of therapies, application of diagnostic methods and treatments associated with health and disease.

Graduates have a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of human structure, function and health and may use this as an underpinning set of knowledge for postgraduate medicine, dentistry, and most other allied health professional areas.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the course learning outcomes and the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Communication with the ability to present ideas and clearly explain medical and health concepts within a wide variety of audiences, through a range of media.
  • Ability to critically analyse health and health issues utilising health information and data drawn from a range of disciplines
  • Ability to integrate and apply scientific knowledge and skills in the area of medical science and health as it relates to professional practice and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrate effective leadership approaches, including working across boundaries, to drive innovation within organisations and independently
  • Ability work with a range of stakeholders, networks, groups and organisations, taking responsibility for an agreed area of shared activity

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to two years after graduation).

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Claims Assessor
  • Pathology Collector
  • Radio Pharmaceutical Officer
  • Optical Dispenser
  • Medical Scientific Officer
  • Technical Assistant
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Medical Laboratory Technical Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Hospital Assistant
  • Disability Support Worker

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to two years after graduation).

  • NSW Health
  • IHMRI
  • Sonic Healthcare
  • NSW Health Pathology
  • Civic Disability Services
  • National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • Hahn Healthcare
  • Servier International
  • Laverty Pathology
  • ANSTO
  • Specsavers
  • Fullerton Health Australia
  • Pharmacy Express

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources.

  • jobs.health.nsw.gov.au – NSW Health
  • iworkfornsw.gov.au – NSW public sector job site
  • ethicaljobs.com.au – Not for profit and community jobs
  • nfpcareers.org – Not for profit jobs
  • medfuture.com.au
  • jobsearch.gov.au

If postgraduate specialisation is undertaken, many specialist areas have their own professional association job boards.

Be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Plena Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Blackdot Consulting
  • Services Australia
  • Deloitte
  • Smith & Nephew

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Map my Health Career - NSW Ministry of Health explains medical and allied health specialties

Medical career planning – Factsheets and workforce modelling by NSW Health

My Health Career – Information about careers in health by practitioners working in health

My Health Career videos – hear from health practitioners in a range of specialties

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Postgraduate study and research

Medical and Health Sciences provides a base knowledge for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry and most allied health specialties.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Medical and radiation physicists work in many different fields related to human health in order to improve quality of life. They are familiar with aspects of ionising and non-ionising radiation used for radiation medicine. They are familiar with various forms of therapeutic radiation oncology as well as different methods of diagnostic radiation imaging, and the mechanisms of how such radiation interacts with the human body. They are also familiar with exciting new radiation medicine technologies being developed for the continued improvement in the treatment of human diseases.

You will graduate with a strong background in physics as well as specialist theoretical, practical and programming skills in radiation medicine that are necessary to find employment in hospitals, research laboratories or related industries. If you continue your studies to an Honours or Master degree, you will learn about Nuclear Medicine, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection in hospitals.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation
  • use appropriate methods to analyse data, to evaluate the level of its uncertainty and to take this into account in the development of work and to relate any conclusion made to current theories of the physics involved
  • use appropriate software such as programming languages and purpose-written packages
  • compare critically the results of theoretical and computational modelling with those from experiment and observation
  • communication skills - ability to listen carefully, to read demanding texts, and to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a range of different audiences

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Data Analyst
  • Physics and Science Teacher
  • Sterilisation Technician
  • Technical Officer
  • University Academic and Research Staff

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates up to three years out from graduation, sourced from UOW LinkedIn Alumni.  Some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • University Academic/Research Staff
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physicist
  • Science/Physics/Math/Technology Teacher
  • Experimental Scientist
  • Radiation Protection Officer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Nuclear Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Novigi
  • Tibra
  • Tutoring for Excellence
  • University of NSW
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Wollongong

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to three years out from graduation is sourced from UOW LinkedIn Alumni.

  • Universities worldwide
  • Australian & NZ Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
  • Department of Defence Science and Technology (DST)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO)
  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Newcrest Mining
  • IP Australia
  • High Schools and Coaching Centres Australia-wide

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Graduate programs are 1-2 year paid rotational programs offered by large organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year and are open to final year students or graduates up to two years after graduation. Below are examples of graduate employers who take Physics graduates into their graduate programs.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or academic coursework. If you have other career interests, you may want to research online for relevant post-graduate qualifications. If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

It is worth exploring the range of undergraduate degree options available below to see which degree best suits your career goals. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Nutritionists are scientists who attain, maintain and promote the health of the public through nutrition research, communication of nutrition information or public health forums. Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who, in addition to these research and public health roles, are accredited to work 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 food service.

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) has full accreditation with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), making all graduates eligible for the credential of Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.  

  • Demonstrate familiarity with nutrition and dietetic theories, concepts and principles
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and to establish effectively collaboratively working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency networks
  • Ability to critically analyse, synthesise, summarise and communicate information from a variety of sources to a variety of audiences through a range of media
  • Ability to tackle problems by collecting, analysing and evaluating appropriate qualitative and quantitative information, and use it creatively and imaginatively to solve problems, introduce and develop innovations, and make decisions

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Diet Aide
  • Business Owner
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Research Dietitian
  • Pathology Collector
  • Nutritionist
  • Research Assistant
  • Nutrition Leader
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Food Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition Production Technician
  • Nutrition Services Representative
  • Health Insurance Assessor

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation). Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Nutrition Projects Specialist
  • Brand Nutritionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Dietitian Research Fellow
  • Research Assistant Dietitian
  • Health Coach
  • Health Presenter
  • Holistic Gut Expert
  • Media and Communications Dietitian
  • Nutrition and Social Media Assistant
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Business Owner

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Bova compounding
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Eat to thrive
  • Fuel Your Life
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Vitality Works
  • Self-employed/own dietician practice
  • Murrumbidgee Health Service
  • NSW Health
  • International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
  • Leading Nutrition
  • University of Wollongong
  • Grayson Gulliver
  • Southern IML Pathology
  • Queensland Health
  • Go4Fun
  • Zenitas
  • Health and Performance Collective
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Fernwood
  • Ramsay Health
  • Nutri-teen
  • Fearless Bodies
  • Feel-Good Nutrition and Fitness
  • Slade Health
  • SP Health

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • Nestlé Australia
  • Allied Pinnacle
  • George Western Foods
  • Montefiore
  • Mt Wilga Private Hospital
  • Dispute Resolution Centre Australia (DCRA)
  • Southern NSW Local Health District
  • Ontrac Specialised Health Management
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • SmartShape Centre for Weight Management
  • Australian Healthy Food Guide
  • UNSW
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD)
  • Deakin University
  • Western NSW Local Health District
  • Own business

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Some large corporate organisations and government agencies take graduates of all disciplines including Nutrition. Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

  • APM Group
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Amazon
  • Graduate Institute of Innovation
  • Arriba Group
  • Everyday Independence
  • Healthcare Australia – Allied Health
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
  • DXC Technology

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Eating well is central to supporting growth and development, preventing chronic disease, and general vitality at all stages of life.

Nutrition is the science of how the foods we eat affect our health. Nutritionists are scientists who attain, maintain and promote the health of the public through nutrition research, communication of nutrition information or public health forums.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science provides a strong grounding in areas including 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 settings. These include working with organisations and industries to create better nutritional standards and policies, undertaking research, and working with communities to support health through improved nutrition

Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who, in addition to these research and public health roles, are accredited to work with work directly 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 food service. The Bachelor of Nutrition Science program is designed to meet the prerequisite for admission into the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is required to be eligible for the credential of Accredited Practicing Dietician.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.  

  • Demonstrate familiarity with nutrition and dietetic theories, concepts and principles
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and to establish effectively collaboratively working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency networks
  • Ability to critically analyse, synthesise, summarise and communicate information from a variety of sources to a variety of audiences through a range of media
  • Ability to tackle problems by collecting, analysing and evaluating appropriate qualitative and quantitative information, and use it creatively and imaginatively to solve problems, introduce and develop innovations, and make decisions

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Pathology Collector
  • Nutritionist
  • Research Assistant
  • Nutrition Leader
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Food Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition Production Technician
  • Nutrition Services Representative
  • Health Insurance Assessor

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation). Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Nutrition Projects Specialist
  • Brand Nutritionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Dietitian Research Fellow
  • Research Assistant Dietitian
  • Health Coach
  • Health Presenter
  • Holistic Gut Expert
  • Media and Communications Dietitian
  • Nutrition and Social Media Assistant
  • Dietitian Assistant

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Southern IML Pathology
  • Queensland Health
  • Go4Fun
  • Zenitas
  • Health and Performance Collective
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Fernwood
  • Ramsay Health
  • Nutri-teen
  • Fearless Bodies
  • Feel-Good Nutrition and Fitness
  • Slade Health
  • SP Health

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • Nestlé Australia Ltd.
  • Allied Pinnacle
  • George Western Foods
  • Montefiore
  • Mt Wilga Private Hospital
  • Dispute Resolution Centre Australia (DCRA)
  • Southern NSW Local Health District
  • Ontrac Specialised Health Management
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • SmartShape Centre for Weight Management
  • Australian Healthy Food Guide
  • UNSW
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD)
  • Deakin University
  • Western NSW Local Health District

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Some large corporate organisations and government agencies take graduates of all disciplines including Nutrition. Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

  • APM Group
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Amazon
  • Graduate Institute of Innovation
  • Arriba Group
  • Everyday Independence
  • Healthcare Australia – Allied Health
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
  • DXC Technology

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Dietitians Australia – Professional accrediting body

Nutrition Australia

Dietitian Life – An online hub supporting dietitians in Australia

Nutritionist & Dietetic Career Opportunities – Mallory Career guides

Map my Health Career – NSW Ministry of Health allied health profession information

My Health Career

Allied Health Professions Australia

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Seek – Nutritionist Career Advice page

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Dietitians Australia

The Nutrition Society of Australia

Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology

Public Health Association of Australia

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools