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What will I learn?

The Master of Nutrition is a graduate entry degree that qualifies you to work as a nutritionist. This course provides you with advanced knowledge in biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition, opening doors to a multitude of opportunities in health encompassing acute or community health facilities, individuals and families or food industries.

This course incorporates 800 hours health practicum supported by CDU academics and registered nutrition professionals to ensure you graduate as a competent and professional nutritionist. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory local, rural and remote areas.

Australia needs competent health professionals who understand the impact of nutrition on health to address the prevention and treatment of illness and this course prepares students to take on this challenge.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as patient educators, nutrition assistant, nutrition consultants, health promotion officers, community health officers, public health nutrition, research and advisors, education facilities, universities and research facilities, quality and nutrition coordinators, and food technologists.

Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Course structure

At CDU our Masters of Nutrition will enable you to work in diverse areas of nutrition including food research, dietetic studies, public health, food and health policy or develop individual and community nutrition strategies. Australia needs competent health professionals who understand the impact of nutrition on health to address the prevention and treatment of illness and this course prepares students to take on this challenge.

The Master of Nutrition is a 2-year program which allows students flexibility to enter the workforce in any number of health areas such as nutrition focussed roles in community health organisations or acute care areas or public health and health promotion.

Which department am I in?

College of Health & Human Sciences

CRICOS

103434F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,520.00 (15,96,539) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

7 August 2022

More details

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Charles Darwin University

Casuarina Campus,

Ellengowan Drive,

Northern Territory,

0810, DARWIN, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree is the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience. IELTS Academic Module - A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency: A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU; Navitas Academic English: minimum overall pass of 65% in Academic English 3 and a 75% pass in the research essay; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50; TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT) - A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

For international students

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

IELTS Academic Module: A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Charles Darwin University

CDU is the No.1 Australian university for postgraduate full-time employment outcomes (Good Universities Guide 2022).

  • A top 100 university for education - THE Impact Rankings 2021
  • CDU led the return of international students to Australia
  • A leader in e-learning with over 20 years in online learning
  • Multiple study locations across Australia