Why study food, nutrition and dietetics at La Trobe?

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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

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Top 200 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 200 for clinical and health.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: clinical and health

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1st in Victoria

We’re the best in Victoria and third in Australia for employer satisfaction, with a rating of 88.1 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, 2022 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 812 KB]

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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