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Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Help people achieve the best health through nutrition.

Prepare to become a professional who can interpret and translate scientific knowledge into practical information to help people improve their health through diet. You will gain knowledge about the nature, management and prevention of diet-related diseases, and the social and psychological factors that influence what people eat.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $38,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 58
CRICOS code: 028941B
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders

  • Accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Flinders’ research in nutrition and dietetics ranked well above world standard in the Australian
  • Government’s latest Excellence in Research Australia rankings (2015)
  • Staff are accredited practising dietitians with links to the profession
  • Honours program is embedded into the final year of study for eligible students
  • Online study for a select number of topics during the first three years

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Complete 21 weeks of practice placements – including clinical placements, community public health placements and food service placements – to develop your skills to graduate-entry level and be eligible for Dietitians Association of Australia membership on graduation.
  • Undertake professional placements in third and fourth year including a placement in a metropolitan hospital ward and observational placements across metropolitan and rural South Australia.
  • Develop research skills through independent studies and topics in your final year.

What you will need

You will be required to undergo criminal history record assessments and receive immunisations prior to work placements.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


The degree prepares graduates to work as professional nutritionists and dietitians in a range of settings.

Potential occupations include:

  • clinical dietitian
  • sports nutritionist
  • consultant and private practitioner
  • dietitian working in rehabilitation
  • community health nutritionist
  • diabetes educator
  • food industry nutritionist.

Potential employers include:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • private practice and consultancy
  • food industries
  • research institutions.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia and is recognised in Singapore, UK, New Zealand and Canada.