Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

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Program Description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum academic requirement is an undergraduate degree in health science or another related degree with at least two biochemistry subjects at a second-year level where first-year chemistry is a prerequisite of these subjects and two physiology subjects also at a second-year level. Eligible undergraduate programs at Bond University:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 9 Masters Degree (Extended) dietetics program. It places a distinct emphasis on developing evidence-based practitioners with extensive participation in dietetics practice in various contexts both locally and abroad, as well as possessing research experience. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills related to the practice of nutrition and dietetics through extensive professional practice placements. A unique feature of this program is the completion of an international placement.

This experience develops your skills in international nutrition and dietetic practice, including the development of cultural competency. You will gain a global perspective of the effects of different cultural, political, economic and physical environments on nutrition and dietetic issues which you can integrate into your professional practice. You will also engage in projects and opportunities that focus on the entrepreneurial practice of nutrition and dietetics to develop leadership, management, media and marketing skills.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

You must complete all of the following subjects:

Semester 1

  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Nutrition Communication and Behaviour
  • Nutrition Issues and Priorities

Semester 2

  • Clinical Dietetics A
  • Food Service Dietetics
  • Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management
  • Public Health Nutrition Practice

Semester 3

  • Clinical Dietetics B
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals
  • Professional Placement Internship – Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • Professional Placement Internship – Individual Case Management A

Semester 4

  • Health Research Design and Planning
  • Professional Placement Internship – Food Service Management
  • Professional Placement Internship – Individual Case Management B
  • Sports Nutrition

Semester 5

  • Management and Leadership for Nutrition Professionals
  • Nutrition Research Internship A*

Semester 6

  • Nutrition Research Internship B*
  • International Nutrition Practice

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program has been designed to produce nutrition professionals who are equipped with a unique set of knowledge, skills, and experience in research and practice. Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills and experience across a range of areas including clinical dietetics, private practice, food service management, public health nutrition, corporate health and wellness programs, sports nutrition, the food industry, nutrition in child care centres, schools and aged care facilities, as well as research.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

The University has commenced the accreditation process with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), including submission of an accreditation review report to DAA. Full details of the stages in the DAA accreditation process are available at www.daa.asn.au.

  • Universities and recognition of qualifications
  • Accreditation of dietetic programs
  • Manual for accreditation of dietetic programs.

All inquiries regarding the progress of the program’s accreditation review should be directed to the University’s Dietetic Program Coordinator.

*30 credit point subject.

Last updated Nov 2017

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