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For many people, food is something to be shared and enjoyed. For others, food can be a source of anxiety or illness. For all of us though, food has a major impact on our health.

Dietitians are healthcare professionals who improve the health of people (both individually and on a broader level), by applying their knowledge of human nutrition. 

Outcome-focused, dietitians are practical thinkers and have a thorough understanding of biological and behavioural health, supported by a solid evidence base.

Dietitians are in demand in a wide variety of settings, and this is only set to increase as the relationship between food and health becomes more prominent in our society.

To meet this growing demand, you could become a dietitian in just 2 years via our graduate-entry Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program, or 4 years via our undergraduate pathway programs coupled with the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.

 

The Bond University Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice aims to produce dietitians with a difference who make a difference. It is a graduate-entry program, meaning people who have an undergraduate degree in health sciences or similar may be eligible to apply.   Please visit the program page for undergraduate academic entry requirements.

All enquiries about the program are welcome to contact: 1800 074 074 for further details.
Or click here to enquire today!

Possible undergraduate pathways through Bond University:

The following programs are also eligible undergraduate pathways into this program, meaning you can become a Dietitian in just 4 years:

Bond undergraduate pathway programs*:Graduate-entry
 Total study duration
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science 
(2 years)

 

Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
(2 years)

4 years
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
​(2 years)
4 years
Bachelor of Health Sciences
​(2 years)
4 years

Please visit the program page for further information.  Bond also has several subjects that are eligible as bridging subjects.

* Some prerequisites may apply, please refer to the specific program for more details

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Dietitians work in many different settings, and the opportunities are growing all the time. You may think that a dietitian would be found in a clinic or hospital, but you are just as likely to find them in a university or a major food company.

Some of the places where dietitians are making a difference include:

  • Hospitals
  • Primary care / private practice
  • Aged care facilities
  • Sporting teams and agencies 
  • Community health
  • Food service in healthcare, childcare, aged care and consumer settings (e.g. airlines and restaurants)
  • Government agencies
  • Food industry
  • Universities and other educational institutions
  • Marketing / PR agencies
  • Online, through blogs, websites and virtual consultations
  • International health agencies 
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The terms ‘dietitian’ and ‘nutritionist’ are often used interchangeably, however there are significant differences between the two. The key difference is that, in addition to their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken further study in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

Dietitians complete substantial supervised and assessed professional practice to become qualified and must commit to continuing professional education to maintain their qualifications. In Australia, all dietitians are considered to be nutritionists, however nutritionists (without dietetics qualifications), cannot take on the role of dietitian.

 

About Bond University

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Discover why Bond University is consistently ranked first in Australia for student experience and student satisfaction.

Created in the traditions of the world’s leading private universities, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

We have an established reputation for offering innovative degree programs in a range of health-related disciplines and professions underpinned by Bond University’s commitment to providing excellent teaching, outstanding learning facilities and a first-rate student learning experience.  

We work closely with our valued partners including hospitals and health services, community and charitable groups, government and industry collaborators and our alumni to produce graduates who are work-ready and possess the leadership skills to improve local, national and global health and wellbeing.  

At Bond University, our class sizes are smaller in all modes of teaching meaning you will benefit from industry experts and internationally published academics who not only know you by name, but embrace an 'open door' policy and have a dedicated interest in your success. As well, our three-semesters-per-year timetable offers students a genuine competitive edge by allowing them to complete degrees and enter the work place earlier than is possible in most university courses.  

* Good Universities Guide

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Bond University students are the most satisfied higher education students in Australia, according to the 2015 Student Experience Survey results recently released by the Federal Government Department of Education and Training.

Students from Bond University rated their overall educational experience higher than students from any other higher education institution in the country.

Bond also received the highest ratings in Australia for teaching quality, learner engagement and learning resources, and the second highest for student support and skills development.

The Student Experience Survey (SES), which is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia, also showed Bond to have the best career development and support services in the country.

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While Bond’s places are not subsidised by the government and full tuition fees are charged each semester on a subject-by-subject basis, cash flow relief is available through various government assistance packages or other lending options available to Australian and international students.  

If you are an Australian Citizen or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa you may be eligible for assistance under the Australian Government program called FEE-HELP. From January 2016, New Zealand citizens who meet the eligibility requirements may also be able to access FEE-HELP.   FEE-HELP applies to undergraduate study and postgraduate coursework and research study.

Visit Financing Your Studies for more information