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Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

Where your degree can take you

Individuals with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree have many different career options. Graduates can pursue further studies for a career as a dietitian. 

According to Job Outlook, the number of Dietitians grew strongly over five years, from 3,700 in 2011 to 4,000 in 2016.  

Bond’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program has been designed to prepare graduates with the professional qualifications required to apply their skills and experience across a range of areas. 

Graduate outcomes

Dietitian

Dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy to people of all ages in a range of settings including hospitals, aged care facilities, outpatient clinics, sporting organisations and online (telehealth), and offer support in making dietary changes to either prevent or manage a specific health condition, or for maximising performance as an athlete.

Researcher

Dietetic graduates with an interest in research can work in an array of health and research settings including universities, the food industry, hospitals and health services, national government departments and research institutes. As the field of food and nutrition is broad, nutrition-related research projects are vast and can include food science (the physical, biological and chemical components of food), the psychology of eating and behaviour change, and clinical nutrition. 

Nutritionist

Public health nutritionists work with groups, communities, and populations to promote and maintain health and wellbeing through planned nutrition initiatives.  Common settings where public health nutritionists work include national and international government health departments, local community development organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and organisations, not-for-profit agencies, schools, and the food industry.

Food industry consultant

Graduates with dietetic qualifications can consult to the food industry in a range of ways. For example, they can provide nutrition training for staff working in the food industry, provide ingredient, recipe and menu reviews to ensure both adequate nutrition and food and environment sustainability, work in food industry regulation initiatives and new product development.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation

Bond’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (MNDP) program has Full Accreditation with Dietitians Australia (DA) up until 30 September 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 DA accreditation process.  

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program also has candidacy as a Foreign Dietitian Education Program (FDE) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1(312) 899-0040 ext. 5400; Website: http://www.eatrightpro.org/ACEND/. To become a US Registered Dietitian, graduates will need to complete a program of supervised practice hours in the United States of America prior to being eligible to sit the Registered Dietitian Examination. More information about the ACEND accreditation standards is available here.  

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Dianne Reidlinger. If you have a complaint regarding the operation of the Bond University Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program in relation to the program’s compliance with the FDE accreditation standards, you should contact the ACEND.  

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

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Program mission, goals and objectives

Program mission, goals, and objectives

The mission of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program at Bond University is to prepare competent, entry-level dietitians for practice in Australia and the rest of the world who improve health and performance through collaborative, innovative and evidence-based practice and research.

Outcome data measuring achievement of program objectives is available on request. To request more information, email [email protected].

The program goals and corresponding objectives (Key Performance Indicators [KPIs]) are as outlined below. 

Healthcert Medical Nutrition Management Program

Healthcert Medical Nutrition Management Program

The Bond University Nutrition and Dietetic Practice team have developed a three-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.  

Graduation and program completion

Graduation and program completion

In order to complete the program and receive a verification statement, students must attain the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice degree and complete the requirements outlined below. 

Further study options

Pathway into Medicine

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice offers a pathway into Bond’s medical program for domestic and international students. The selection process to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) will be based on GPA requirements, psychometric testing, and an interview. Applicants must also meet the broader entry requirements for the BMedSt. Please also note that places in Year 2 of the BMedSt are limited and dependent on availability.

Postgraduate research

The concentrated research focus including 20 weeks of research internship in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice prepares graduates to progress to further postgraduate research and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks. Research skills and experience are highly valued in clinical and other roles, giving our graduates an employability edge whatever their interests. 

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