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. 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.

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

  • Clinical dietetics
  • 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
  • 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.

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 Bond University Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP), 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.

Academic entry requirements

The 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.

Eligible undergraduate programs at Bond University:

* Examples of a suitable pre-requisite subject include Bond’s BMED11-205 Medical Biochemistry 1 and BMED12-209 Medical Biochemistry 2.
** Examples of a suitable pre-requisite subject include Bond’s Human Organ Systems subjects i.e. BMED11-110 Human Organ Systems 1 and BMED12-114 Human Organ Systems 2
^ Must complete the Bond Bachelor of Biomedical Science in the Pre-Health Professional major.
^^ Students must have completed the subjects of Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205) and Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)



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

Bond University calendar

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

This program 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.

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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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, completion of GAMSAT 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 BMedStudies. 

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.