Nutritionists and Dietitians


Nutritionists and Dietitians

According to the Dietitian Association of Australia (DAA) – Dietitian Association of Australia (DAA), there is a distinction made between dietitians and other occupations in the nutrition and food science field, including that of nutritionist.  The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that, in addition to or as part of their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.  So, in Australia, all dietitians are nutritionists however nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the expert role of a dietitian.

Victorian universities offering undergraduate courses in nutrition, food science and/or dietetics include:

 

UNIVERSITY COURSE VCE PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS ATAR 2017
Deakin (M) – Melbourne Food & Nutrition Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 63.05 (M)
Federation

 

 

(Mt. H) – Mt. Helen (G) – Gippsland

Food & Nutritional Sciences Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 20 in any English. n/a (Mt, H)

n/a (G)

La Trobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

(M) – Melbourne

Applied Science/Dietetic Practice Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 85.45 (M)
Human Nutrition Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. 60.15 (M)
Monash

 

 

 

 

 

(C) – Clayton

Nutrition Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry. 76.10 (C)
Nutrition Science – Scholars Program (Dietetics Pathway) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry. 91.85 (C)
RMIT

 

(C/B) – City/Bundoora

Food Technology & Nutrition Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. 68.15 (C/B)
Victoria

(F) – Footscray

(St. A) – St. Albans

Nutrition & Food Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. n/a (F)

n/a (St. A)

       

     

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