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Take the step toward a healthier future with Nutrition and Dietetics

The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Are you attracted to a career in nutrition? Whether you are interested in working in a hospital, with athletes, in private practice, research, or changing the world through food system or public health initiatives, the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice at Bond University is for you. The program includes an exceptional research internship program and a focus on global nutrition citizenship - all the while allowing you to complete practical internships in traditional areas of practice such as clinical dietetics.

Not only will you graduate with career-ready experiences across a range of professional areas, but you will also be stepping into the next chapter of your dietetics career with the highest-level Nutrition and Dietetic Master’s degree available in Australia.

We offer six semesters of study in just two years, providing you with an exceptional opportunity for knowledge and skill development in a compact timeframe. This means you will be very competitive in the job market. In addition, for those looking to work internationally, the demand for postgraduate qualifications is increasing and, in some countries, becoming a requirement for practice. For example, attaining a Master’s level qualification will be a requirement to be eligible for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentialing exam in the USA from January 2024.

Campus and Bond University Experience

For the past 15 years, Bond University has been recognised as Australia’s number one university for student experience according to the Good Universities Guide. The outstanding student experience underpins the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program, with students being able to choose their own pathway and undertake an elective internship in an area of interest.

Bond’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine is recognised for the excellence of its education and research in the medical, health and sports sciences. It has an established reputation for offering innovative degree programs and producing graduates who are work-ready and possess the leadership skills to improve local, national, and global health and well-being.

This program is delivered at the Bond University main campus and also at the Bond Institute of Health & Sport. Located approximately four kilometres away from Bond University campus, the Institute is adjacent to Robina train station. Parking is available to students within the vicinity and surrounding areas of the Institute. Bicycle storage facilities are also available. For more information click here

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Key features

  • The program is a 2-year, extended Level 9 Master’s degree which means graduates are more competitive in the job market
  • Graduate with 24 weeks of professional placement internships including the opportunity to choose an elective specialty
  • Graduate with extensive research skills through completion of a 20-week research internship
  • Opportunity to explore global nutrition issues including an overseas internship or domestic placement exploring indigenous nutrition considerations
  • Upon graduation you will be eligible to join Dietitians Australia’s Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program

About the program

This postgraduate professional program is designed to develop graduates to be work-ready for careers in nutrition and dietetics across practice areas including clinical dietetics, private practice, food service management, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and nutrition research. Show more

This postgraduate professional program is designed to develop graduates to be work-ready for careers in nutrition and dietetics across practice areas including clinical dietetics, private practice, food service management, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and nutrition research. This program develops student competencies to exceed the accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Association of Australia, making graduates eligible to apply for accredited practising dietitian (APD) status within the Dietitians Association of Australia. This program is distinctive because of its emphasis on developing evidence-based practitioners that have had intensive preparation in evidence-based dietetic practice, nutrition research and international engagement. All students will be required to participate in an international placement as part of their program. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • May 2021
  • May 2022
  • May 2023
Program typeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-63041
CRICOS code089734D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is a set program. You must complete all of the following subjects:

Semester 1 (May start)

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

*Subject names and structure may change

Learning and teaching methodology

The Bond University Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program uses an education model comprising a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, field trips, simulations, internships and research.  In keeping with the program philosophy of producing dietitians with a difference, the program places an emphasis on real-world experience from the first semester.  Students engage in activities such as case-based learning and simulation to develop their competency as nutrition professionals.

Specialist consultant practitioners and dietitians with industry expertise provide students with insight into dietetic practice and career opportunities in the profession.  Students also benefit from the extensive professional experience of nutrition and dietetic academic staff in a range of fields, including clinical dietetics, sports nutrition, the food industry, private practice and public health nutrition, as well as their national and international professional networks.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in relevant workshops offered by the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, providing them access to highly qualified academics with international research track records, some of whom are responsible for developing global evidence-based nutrition guidelines.

Recommended study structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $16,600* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $99,600

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options, general study costs and internship and other additional costs.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

  1. Minimum academic requirement is an undergraduate degree in health science or other related degree with at least two biochemistry subjects at second year level where first year chemistry is a pre-requisite of these subjects and two physiology subjects also at second year level.
  2. Successful performance at a selection interview

Eligible undergraduate programs at Bond University:

Eligible Undergraduate Program

Required subjects within program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

BMED11-109 Principles of Human Structure and Function

BMED11-114 Chemistry for Living Systems

BMED11-110 Human Organ Systems 1

SPEX11-103 Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport

SPEX12-312 Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport

SPEX13-336 Advanced Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport


Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance

BMED11-109 Principles of Human Structure and Function

BMED11-114 Chemistry for Living Systems

BMED11-110 Human Organ Systems 1

SPEX11-103 Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport

SPEX12-312 Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport

SPEX13-336 Advanced Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport

Suggested elective options:

NUTR12-101 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

NUTR13-101 Human Nutrition

NUTR11-101 Food, Nutrition and Health


Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Completion of the program with either the Pre-Health or Laboratory / Research major


Bachelor of Health Sciences

Completion of program including the required elective subjects:

BMED11-205 Medical Biochemistry 1

BMED12-209 Medical Biochemistry 2


In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant).  Interviews are offered in person or utilising video calling software.

English language proficiency requirements

Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.

Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English language proficiency.

For more detailed information: English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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Future outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program will be able to apply their skills and experience across a range of areas, including:

  • Clinical dietetics in hospitals and outpatient facilities 
  • Private practice
  • Food service management
  • Corporate health and wellness
  • Sports nutrition
  • Nutrition communications and media
  • Food industry
  • Culinary nutrition
  • Nutrition in childcare, schools and aged care facilities
  • Community and public health nutrition in Australia and globally
  • Nutrition and dietetic research

Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.

Successful graduates of this degree may also be eligible to apply for the Bond University Bachelor of Medical Studies (Medical Program)*

* Domestic and international ~ students eligible to graduate from the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice meeting the minimum required GPA will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt). The selection process will be based on GPA, psychometric testing and an interview. Places in Year 2 of the BMedSt for the graduates of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice are limited and dependent on availability. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the BMedSt. 

Currently, this is the only pathway into the Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine available to international students. Successful students will commence in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies and will be allowed to progress to the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Important note for international/overseas students:
Students, including New Zealand citizens, who will not be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of enrolment, may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia. Graduates who wish to stay in Australia after graduation must make their own enquiries regarding their situation related to these matters as they lie beyond the control of the University. In Australia, the number of internships is controlled by the Department of Health or Human Services in each state/territory and Australian citizens and permanent residents currently receive priority for internship access. Graduates wishing to register in their home country or graduates wishing to practise medicine in countries other than Australia must contact the professional medical associations in that country to determine requirements to practice. Bond University is not responsible for organising any internship or medical registration of students upon their graduation.

Bond’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (MNDP) program has Full Accreditation with Dietitians Australia (DA) up until 30 March 2023. Graduates from MNDP program are eligible to become DA members with dietetic qualifications and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program.

The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DAA accreditation process which is outlined at > Universities & recognition of qualifications > Accreditation of dietetic programs > Manual for accreditation of dietetic programs.

Bond University has applied to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND, the accreditation agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the USA) to open a Foreign Dietetic Education program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists from May 2021.  Our eligibility application was accepted by ACEND and we are in the candidacy process for our proposed program. The program is not accepting applications at this time but will do so if the program receives candidacy for accreditation status from ACEND.

More information about the ACEND accreditation standards is available here. Contact Associate Professor Dianne Reidlinger for more information, email: [email protected].

As a graduate of Bond’s fast-tracked Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, you will have a competitive edge in your career. Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training.

The program offers 24 weeks of professional placement work integrated learning, which means you will enter the workforce with the skills, experience and employability to stand out.

You will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills related to nutrition and dietetics through extensive professional practice-related learning experiences. The professional placement internship program provides 24 weeks of work-integrated learning.

Through your internships, you will develop competence in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, food service dietetics, and community and public health nutrition, plus an additional setting based on your area of dietetic interest. This may include sports nutrition, private practice, food industry, corporate health, food and health charities, aged care, nutrition communications and media, or paediatric nutrition.

In addition, you will complete an international nutrition project abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

* There will be additional personal costs for undertaking placements  in Australia and overseas. Refer to Additional compulsory costs

Bond University boasts world class teaching facilities that create an invigorating learning environment. View some of the nutrition and dietetic facilities below.

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The Bond University Nutrition and Dietetic Practice team have developed a 3-part Professional Diploma program, delivered completely online and targeted at medical professionals looking for a better understanding of nutrition management in order to improve patient outcomes. 

The program explores the role of therapeutic diets in the treatment of chronic illnesses and other nutritional disorders, highlighting the key nutrition assessment techniques and intervention strategies that will assist in providing comprehensive health care to patients. Below are some key features the course will cover;

  • How dietary guidelines can be used to guide treatment
  • Approaches for the management of chronic disease: Mediterranean, MIND, vegetarian, high protein, low GI
  • Myths and fads: superfoods, paleo, and organics
  • Vitamins, minerals and supplements
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Malnutrition in older adults
  • Talking with patients about weight management

The course is run by HealthCert and delivered in trimester format across the year. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition ManagementAdvanced Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management

For information on the courses or to enrol, please visit the HealthCert website.

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