Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences / Master of Dietetics Studies

UQ's Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences/Master of Dietetics Studies enables you to become a fully accredited Dietitian in 4.5 years.

The Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences provides all the foundations needed for a Master of Dietetics Studies with studies in biochemistry, nutrition science, physiology and food sciences. It also integrates key areas of exercise and nutrition sciences including introducing students to how the human body moves and ways to enhance human performance through human movement and nutrition. This combined with the Master of Dietetics Studies produces highly skilled Dietitians with a broader knowledge of nutrition and human movement sciences for disease prevention and management.

Students admitted into the pathways program who complete the Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences component with an annual GPA of 5.00 or better will automatically progress to the Master of Dietetics Studies. No additional application will be required. Upon completion of the undergraduate and postgraduate degree, students will be eligible to become a full member of Dietitians Australia (DA), and join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program.


Why choose Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences as your pathway to Dietetics? 

  • Tailor your study plan to meet the recommended pre-requisites for dietetics, while also exploring other areas of interest.

  • Graduate ahead of the pack with a solid understanding of the link between exercise and nutrition for healthy living, and prevention and treatment of preventative illnesses, chronic disease, cancer and obesity. 

  • Study both your undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences- an international leader in the study of human movement and nutrition sciences and home to the Centre for Dietetics Studies at UQ. 

  • Gain practical hands-on experience in the School's very own specialist laboratories including a state-of-the-art dietetics demonstration space.

Studying Nutrition and Dietetics can lead to a number of careers, including:

  • Community nutritionist
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Health promotion officer
  • Nutrition researcher
  • Community health officer
  • Private practice dietitian*
  • Hospital dietitian*
  • Sports or food industry dietitian*

*Students who complete the UQ Master of Dietetics Studies postgraduate degree.