Why study dietetics and human nutrition at La Trobe?

Top-rated nationally

Our research in nutrition and dietetics is rated ‘well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Top 200 globally

La Trobe's clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects are ranked in the world’s top 200.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health

Most adaptable

Employers ranked La Trobe graduates the most innovative and adaptable in Victoria.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2020, 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey

Career opportunities in dietetics and human nutrition

Career pathways

The skills you build when you study dietetics and human nutrition prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Nutritionist*
  • Dietitian**
  • Health promotion officer
  • Nutrition communications expert
  • Food researcher***

*With completion of a Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.
**With completion of a Master of Dietetic Practice.
***With completion of Honours studies.

Future employers

Potential employers of dietetics and human nutrition graduates include:

  • Private practice
  • Hospitals
  • Health centres
  • Nursing homes
  • Food industry
  • Public health settings

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