Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Dietetic Practice

La Trobe University

This combined degree prepares students to work as a dietitian through both theoretical knowledge and professional experience. You with the skills to work in a diverse range of areas, from counselling patients to developing food products to optimising sports performance. First year includes a range of health and human bioscience subjects as well as chemistry and food fundamentals, paired with an elective in a student's area of interest. In second year, you'll deepen your scientific knowledge through subjects in biochemistry, nutrition and disease, physiology, and how food functions in society. In the final two years you'll apply your knowledge in practical settings through more than 100 days of professional placement. This comprises 60 days in medical nutrition therapy (managing individual cases), 25 days of community or public health nutrition and 25 days of food service management. You'll study with staff who are paving the way in dietetics and nutrition research. They include Associate Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, a renowned researcher in the area of Mediterranean diet for metabolic health, and Dr Sue Shepherd, one of the world's leading experts in gastrointestinal nutrition and the founder of the Low FODMAP Diet, which has revolutionised the management of irritable bowel syndrome. The course structure lets students complete the required subjects for this four-and-a-half year degree in only four years.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Melbourne
Institution CRICOS: 00115M; 00070G (Language Centre)

Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Dietetics
  • Food science
  • Nutritional sciences
  • Physiology
  • Public health nutrition

At La Trobe University, we’re ambitious global thinkers. Since we opened our doors in 1967, we have equipped more than 190,000 graduates with the skills and experience to build successful careers. With over 8,000 students from 110 countries, we pride ourselves on being an international university.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50, making us one of the world’s best young universities. Now in our 50th year, the QS World Working University Rankings has placed La Trobe in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

At La Trobe, we balance research excellence with real-world experience. Our Professors of Practice are industry-experienced teaching professionals who bring industry into the classroom, and across all our schools we offer Work Integrated Learning opportunities where you can apply your learning in a real workplace. You can then record and build on your experiences through our Career Ready Advantage program, developed with industry and structured to help you actively prepare for your life beyond university.

La Trobe has seven campuses across the state of Victoria, including two in Melbourne and one in Sydney’s central business district. The Melbourne campus has 267 hectares (660 acres) of stunning parkland and waterways, including a major wildlife sanctuary. It offers a welcoming and diverse campus community with residential style accommodation and services.

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La Trobe is currently ranked among the top 400 universities in the world, according to the three most prestigious international rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016, Times Higher Education 2016-2017 and QS World University Rankings 2016-2017.

82 per cent of our research areas were rated at ‘world standard or above’ in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia Report.

Our Career Ready Advantage program was developed in consultation with industry and is designed to help you actively prepare for life after university.

We’ve invested more than AU$500 million into world-class centres for learning and research, including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), the Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio), a world-class sports park currently in development, and our Wildlife Sanctuary, which has numerous indigenous plants and animals, from kangaroos to emus.

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Student Services We have wide variety of service options to help you get the most out of your time in Australia. ASK La Trobe is your 24/7 student help service where you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about study and student life. You will also be supported by International Student Services who are dedicated to assisting you from the time you arrive through to graduation. Our student services include: support for pre-departure and orientation academic and personal one-one-one support community engagement programs volunteering and student hosting. Courses La Trobe offers more than 200 courses, including 125 undergraduate degrees and over 120 postgraduate courses, across a wide range of a study areas, including: arts and communications business and commerce engineering health sciences information technology law teaching and education sciences. latrobe.edu.au/courses

Courses

La Trobe offers more than 200 courses, including 125 undergraduate degrees and over 120 postgraduate courses, across a wide range of a study areas, including:

arts and communications

  • arts and communications
  • business and commerce
  • engineering
  • health sciences
  • information technology
  • law
  • teaching and education
  • sciences.

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We have wide variety of service options to help you get the most out of your time in Australia. ASK La Trobe is your 24/7 student help service where you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about study and student life.

You will also be supported by International Student Services who are dedicated to assisting you from the time you arrive through to graduation.

Our student services include:

  • support for pre-departure and orientation
  • academic and personal one-one-one support
  • community engagement programs
  • volunteering and student hosting.

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