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Nutrition & Dietetics

Staying healthy is not only about regular exercise and avoiding smoking. It's about how and what you eat or drink. Dietitians and Nutritionists help people improve their health and lifestyle by advising on dietary choices and programs.

Why ECU?

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    ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

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  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

Study world ready

Dietitians are public health experts in food and diet who understand how diet, nutrition, and supplements affect your body and your health.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Nutrition & Dietetics at ECU.

World Ready facilities

Nutrition lab
Nutrition Lab

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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  • Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics Therese O'Sullivan's research into dairy products for children has received global attention.

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate, Jayde Sedgman talks about her role as a sports dietitian working with the Fremantle Football Club, and what she enjoyed about studying at ECU.

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduates, Tristan Schwartzkopff and Amber Harland discuss some of the best things about studying this course at ECU, including the great facilities and the work placement opportunity.

Student stories

  • Reearna Morgan

    Reearna Morgan

    Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Health Promotion majors) graduate

    "I'm so grateful I was able to do a practicum placement."

    My placement was significant to my success and led to my dream job at Foodbank WA. This wouldn't have been possible without help from my lecturers.

  • Shona Halleen

    Health Science (Nutrition major) graduate

    "ECU is definitely more hands-on"

    I have a passion for helping people and a passion for food, so putting them together comes into nutrition.

    ECU is definitely more hands-on, that was a big aspect of the course that I enjoyed.

    Being at ECU really opened my eyes to a whole new opportunity for where I can take my nutrition degree.

  • Anna Addison

    Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate

    "Dietetics ticked all of the boxes"

    Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate, Anna Addison talks about her role as a clinical dietician at Joondalup Health Campus, and the research project she completed as a student at ECU.