At UQ we aim to inspire and create future leaders who innovate, generate and translate nutrition knowledge for a better world.  

Studying nutrition and dietetics at UQ means you'll gain sought-after knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.  You'll be able to help people understand the importance of healthy eating, and the role food and nutrition plays in health and the prevention and treatment of illness and disease.

Upon completion of an approved undergraduate degree, the Master of Dietetics Studies will launch your career as a dietitian, with full accreditation from Dietitians Australia (previously Dietitians Association of Australia). UQ’s Master of Dietetics Studies is a recognised pathway towards becoming an Accredited Practising Dietitian and is one of the few 18-month (full-time) study pathways in Australia.  

Theoretical knowledge is integrated with various practicum learning experiences which commence from first semester. You'll complete approximately 850 hours of fully-supervised industry placement and practical experience throughout the program. The third semester offers flexibility to shape your study path towards research or further professional practice in an area of nutrition in which you may want to specialise. Whether you finally chose to work in hospital based medical nutrition therapy, community or public health, research, sports nutrition or food service management, this program will give you a taste of the varied career pathways you can choose as a dietitian. 

As a UQ nutrition and dietetics student you'll be taught by international leaders in the field and practicing dietitians who have extensive industry experience. You'll experience premier learning facilities, modern on-site clinic spaces and well-established industry engagement opportunities. 

UQ’s Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is a recommended pathway to studying the Master of Dietetics Studies.  

Career possibilities in nutrition and dietetics:

  • Clinical (hospital) dietetics 
  • Community nutrition  
  • Food and beverage industry  
  • Food service management in hospital, aged care or institutional settings 
  • Health promotion and policy development  
  • Nutrition public relations, communications and media  
  • Private practice dietetics   
  • Research - a direct pathway into a PhD  
  • Sports nutrition and dietetics