Shape a healthier future for the community.
Demand for UON nutrition and dietetics graduates is growing as diet and nutrition-related diseases - such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity - become increasingly common worldwide. As a UON nutrition and dietetics student, you will have access to world-class researchers and educators, putting you on the cusp of new nutrition and diet discoveries. Learn how to use the latest evidence to manage patient health and discover the powerful science of human nutrition.
A career in nutrition and dietetics is immensely rewarding, as you help people understand how nutrition and health are intertwined. You will play a key role in preventing and combating disease, improving overall health in your community around the world.
Why study with us?
- Our graduates get jobs: 87% of our nutrition and dietetics graduates from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduating.
- Learn from research leaders: UON is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
- Hands-on training in our purpose-built food science laboratory, plus 800+ hours of practical experience at health centres in Newcastle, the New England area or Gosford. You may also have the opportunity to travel overseas for an international placement.
- Flexible study options: You can choose to complete your final year of nutrition and dietetics through the Rural Immersion Program, run at the contemporary $19.4 million Tamworth Education Centre.
- Our program is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Apply for Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status as well as full membership to the DAA. Your accreditation allows you to work in Australia and abroad.
What will you study?
UON's Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics combines theoretical and scientific knowledge with practical learning to ensure you're well-prepared for a career in nutrition and dietetics. You will:
- Train in the science of human nutrition and health and gain skills to contribute to global wellbeing.
- Learn critical problem-solving and communication skills to support an individual's understanding of the relationship between food and health.
- Choose to study electives that interest you, such as sports nutrition.
- Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the ever-evolving field of nutrition and dietetics.
Your areas of study will include:
- basic and applied sciences
- social sciences
- medical nutrition therapy
- public health nutrition
- food service and management
- professional practice
All UON nutrition and dietetics students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. However, you may be awarded ungraded or graded Honours.
UON health and medicine students are sought after by employers. In 2016, 87% of nutrition and dietetics graduates secured employment within four months of graduating.
The field of nutrition and dietetics is growing swiftly, providing our graduates with an array of interesting and rewarding career options.