Why study food, nutrition and dietetics 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), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health

2nd in Victoria

Our graduates have an overall employer satisfaction rating of 87.8 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2022, 2021 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 1.88 MB]

Career opportunities in food, nutrition and dietetics

Career pathways

The skills you build when you study food, nutrition and dietetics 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 Dietetics.
***With completion of Honours studies.

Future employers

Potential employers of food, nutrition and dietetics graduates include:

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

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