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Start your nutrition journey today

Bond University’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice enables you to become an accredited practicing Dietitian (APD) in just 4 years.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science equips you with broad understanding of scientific health and human movement, which will provide a strong foundation for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.  Studying these degrees will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of disciplines including anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, microbiology and nutrition and health.

Learn to make a difference with Bond

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical, food service, public health and sports dietetic skills in both national and international healthcare environments, as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience. 

As a student dietitian at Bond University, you will benefit from interactive workshops with industry experts, personalised mentoring from academics, and exposure to food, health and business settings throughout the duration of the program.  In addition, you will complete an international nutrition placement abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

To take up this package first make an application to the Biomedical Science, then email applications@bond.edu.au and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

Key features

  • Become an accredited practicing Dietitian in just 4 years
  • Learn from academics who are currently working in the industry
  • Gain industry experience through various placements, preparing you for life after Bond

About the program

TitleBachelor of Biomedical ScienceMaster of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
ModeOn CampusOn Campus
Duration2 years2 years
Starting semesters

January 2018, May 2018

May 2018

Program typeBachelors degreeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth SciencesHealth Sciences
Program codeCC-60005CC-63041
CRICOS code063085B089734D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills and experience across a range of areas including:

  • Clinical dietetics
  • Sports nutrition
  • Private practice
  • Food service management
  • Corporate health and wellness
  • Nutrition communications and media
  • Community and public health nutrition
  • 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

Please visit Recommended Course Structures for guidance on study plans.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Foundation subjects (7)

Advanced discipline subjects (6)

Students must then complete the Pre-Health Professional major to be eligible to progress into the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program.

Pre-Health professional Major

Complete eight subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

A student must complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pre Health Professional major) with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.  Students must also complete any compliance requirements.  

Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

Semester 1 (May start)

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

*Subject names and structure may change

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice are:

  • $100,920 + 85,056 = $185,976
  • $101,928 + 88,872 = $190,800

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 if you went to another university.

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 and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires successful completion of:

  • English; and either
  • Maths B or Physics or equivalent (students without the equivalent of Maths B or Physics will be required to successfully complete a bridging subject in one of those disciplines).

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP1/ATAR 9999
75th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Median percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
25th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP13/ATAR 71.5572

Note: #N/P - indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR-based offers made.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

Students must complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pre Health Professional major) with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, as well as complete any compulsory compliance requirements.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, then email applications@bond.edu.au  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

A student must complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pre Health Professional major) with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, as well as complete any compulsory compliance requirements.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, then email applications@bond.edu.au  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

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

Bond University calendar

How to apply

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.

Through your internships during the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, 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 placement abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is currently provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). A graduate of this program is eligible to become a DAA member 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 www.daa.asn.au > Universities & recognition of qualifications > Accreditation of dietetic programs > Manual for accreditation of dietetic programs.