Masters of Dietetics

Combine theory and practical skills in the application of diet to good health and the treatment of disease, at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

The Masters of Dietetics at Monash University will equip you with the professional and personal qualities required for future dietetic practice in a variety of workplace settings
The course integrates academic teaching and learning with food and nutrition knowledge, clinical dietetics, population health, food service, research and management skills; and is undertaken in both the university and professional practice settings including hospitals and public health agencies.

The Masters of Dietetics can be completed in 18 months or 2 years full time depending on your academic background. The course builds on your undergraduate knowledge in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to expand into the role of nutrition in health and disease. Applied and practical learning experiences will develop your professional practice and research skills. This coursework only Masters degree provides you with excellent opportunities to develop research skills in preparation for PhD entry.

This program is currently  provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). A graduate of this program is  eligible to become a full member of DAA and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DAA accreditation process.

All students will be required to obtain a Police Check, Working with Children Check and complete immunisation requirements as per Faculty Policy.

This course requires students to undertake off-campus supervised practice placement.

Immunisation and Infection Risk

If you are undertaking clinical placements within a Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences course, you must comply with procedures to minimise the risk of cross-infection of communicable diseases during your training. Compliance with these procedures can take time, so once you have accepted a place in the course, we recommend that you start the process in readiness for clinical placements. First year Nutrition and Dietetics students at Clayton must read the Faculty’s Immunisation and Infection Risk documents.