Taught course

Human Nutrition

Institution
Deakin University · Deakin University
Qualifications
Master of Human Nutrition

Entry requirements

Entry requirements - general Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in the same discipline area (for example: science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, medicine, allied health or nursing) from an approved university or other educational institution. Students from a different discipline area must first complete the H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition or equivalent. Selection is based primarily on academic merit. International students must also meet the English language requirements. Credit for prior learning - general If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning. Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur. You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Months of entry

November, July, March

Course content

This is an advanced course in human nutrition which draws content from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.


Throughout the course you will develop:

  • advanced knowledge of human nutrition and the complexity of current issues relating to food and human health;
  • an understanding of the biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition;
  • skills that will enable you to practise effectively as a nutritionist in a range of employment settings including the food industry, public health nutrition, private practice and business environments; and
  • skills in evaluating the findings of human nutrition studies and undertaking research.

This course provides you with the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of elective study options, thus giving you the ability to pursue topic areas that align with your interests and career aspirations. Students looking to pursue a specific nutrition career pathway should first visit the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences' Careers website to ensure the elective units they select will meet their career development needs.

Qualification and course duration

Master of Human Nutrition

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Deakin University
Email
study@deakin.edu.au
Phone
+61 3 9627 4877