Why study with us

Dream of being a nutritionist or a dietitian? Here at Monash University, we understand that choosing a new degree is a big step in your life journey, and not everyone is on the same path. That is why we pride ourselves in our commitment to offer the best and most diverse education possible through a top-quality program, coupled with world class teaching and research. With a wide range of subjects within the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, you can experience many potential nutrition-related career pathways, helping you find your passion. By joining us here at the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, you will be embarking on a degree that equips you with essential skills to lead you smoothly into the next stage of your life as a professional in the world of nutrition. By joining us you can enjoy:

Award-winning educators

Our staff are world leaders in their field. Educators from our department have been recognised for their dedication to teaching with awards such as the Monash University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education and the 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching – Award for Teaching Excellence. You will learn from researchers, who have published in leading journals in the field of nutrition and dietetics, specialising in diverse areas of knowledge including inflammation, genetics, pregnancy, sports nutrition, public health, nutrition education and dietary intake.

Highly regarded institution

When it comes to the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, we are committed to the highest quality teaching, learning and research. In turn, Monash University has been recognised internationally- ranking in the top 1 percent of world universities since 2013 according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Hands-on approach to learning

We know education isn’t always about sitting at a desk. It’s about getting involved and taking a hands-on approach through applying theory to practical work. As a Monash Nutrition student, you will experience a multifacted approach to optimise health and wellbeing. We partner with industry and public health to give students the opportunity to gain practical experience to apply food regulation knowledge, dietary analysis skills, recipe modification and sensory testing.

State of the art facilities

As a nutrition science student, you will have access to BASE (Be Active Sleep Eat), a facility comprising of a sleep laboratory, commercial kitchen, exercise and fitness studios and consulting suites. BASE provides students with facilities to perform high quality research and practical experience. Learn more about our facilities.

Unique support program for international students

Studying abroad can be challenging for new international students. At Monash Nutrition, we offer an award-winning mentoring program to support you in your studies and keep you connected with your peers. Our international student family socialise frequently where you can immerse yourself in acculturation experience and internship programs tailored to build upon your strengths and employability skills. In 2021, our students had the opportunity to showcase their cooking skills by creating a healthy eating website for fellow international students.

Learn more about why you should study at Monash.

Awards and Prizes

The following prizes are available each year for the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) and Master of Dietetics degrees.  The winners are presented the prize at the Faculty Student Award Ceremony usually held in May.  The winners are confirmed by the Course Management Committee and they will be contacted by the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food.

Click here to see the latest recipients for our awards and prizes.

Prize TitleCriteriaSponsor
Bachelor of Nutrition Science
ABC Blending Work Placement PrizeBest project and reflection for NUT3007.ABC Blending
Andrea Joy Logan Prize for Student Leadership and CitizenshipFinal year BNutSc student who best embodies qualities of nutrition leadership and citizenship (both within and outside the course).Andrea Joy Trust
Karen Walker Prize Highest achieving student in Bachelor of Nutrition Science in Year 3. Dept of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food
Simplot Sustainable Food Future Prize Bachelor of Nutrition Science student in the unit NUT3006 Food Sustainability Systems who has demonstrated commitment to sustainable food futures through class participation and academic performance. Simplot Australia
Master of Dietetics
Andrea Joy Logan Prize for Food Service ManagementAwarded to the team demonstrating the greatest impact and contribution to their host organisation. This is based on the cohort who have all finished their placement.Andrea Joy Trust
Dietitians Australia Most Outstanding StudentHigh academic achievement together with a demonstrated commitment to practice and the profession of nutrition and dietetics.Dietitian Australia
Margaret Niall Prize Highest achieving student graduating from the Master of Dietetics. Dept of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food
Research
Andrea Joy Logan Prize Awarded to the student who receives the highest overall mark for the Honours year & NUT3001 Andrea Joy Trust
All Programs
Kerin O'Dea - Travel Award - Commitment to Indigenous NutritionStudent(s) who best meet the criteria of strong scholarship, commitment and leadership in Indigenous NutritionDept of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food
Cate Lombard AwardStudent(s) who have best meet the criteria of tenacity and engagement with course content and learning through the degree and commitment to the principles of social justice, tenacity, resilience and commitment to social justice.Dept of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food