& Dietetics

Put theory to practice

Studying Nutrition & Dietetics at UOW will prepare you for work in hospitals, private practice, aged care, public health settings and research to maintain good health and to prevent and treat disease.

Belong to one of the best

Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. 

  • Get hands on: Practical placements are built into our industry accredited degrees. Every clinical placement will develop the practical skills that you need to become a highly sought after graduate. Gain experience in a variety of community, industry and hospital settings which will provide you with rigorous training in nutrition science.
  • Learn on the real thing: Anatomy classes benefit from working with human cadavers to take your learning beyond the textbook.

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Earn a recognised qualification:

  • Accreditation: The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) degree has full accreditation as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). The Bachelor of Nutrition Science meets the requirements of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) for graduates to register as nutrition scientists, following three years of relevant workplace experience.


Top 5

The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked UOW fifth among Australian public universities and 2nd in NSW, with overall satisfaction of graduates at 87.3 per cent.

Employer Satisfaction Survey Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2022

Become one of the world's most employable graduates

There is a forecasted growth of 25.1% within Health Care and Social Assistance and with this brings increased employment opportunities and career options. Health care has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth from 2017 to 2022. Source: Employment Projections.

Here is just some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Allied health professional
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Exercise scientist/physiologist
  • Health administrator
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health worker
  • Industry health worker
  • Laboratory technician
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Scientific researcher
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports rehabilitator
  • Sports scientist

Read more: What can I do with my degree?

Meet Kate

I chose to study Nutrition Science because I wanted to learn the science behind nutrition and how it impacts our bodies. The best part about studying nutrition at UOW is that all the teachers are accredited, they are dieticians and food scientists and have so much experience. As a student, you receive that insider knowledge and stay up to date with industry. Kate Bachelor of Nutrition Science

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