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Study a Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition online

Understand how food effects every aspect of our wellbeing.

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As technology advances and the concerns of an increasingly health-conscious public change, the area of human nutrition is developing rapidly. If you want to work in a field where your love of food and passion for helping people can take you around the world, Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition might be for you.

You’ll learn about nutrition in a broad context, ranging from metabolic studies and food science to social and behavioural nutrition.

Deakin’s strong partnerships with industry might see you gaining real-world experience working alongside Dairy Australia, Geelong Football Club, VicHealth and YMCA Australia, just to name a few. This will give you the experience and confidence you need to get an edge in the job market.

After completing your course, you’ll be well prepared to undertake professional roles in government and non-government organisations, private consulting and private industry across an exciting range of areas – but what you choose to pursue will largely be up to you.

Talk to us today to explore your options.

Career options

Got the travel bug? Take your career overseas. Job growth in this sector is strong as public-health issues continue to rise, both domestically and around the world. Career fields include:

Credit for prior learning

Deakin offers credit for prior learning for a range of previous study at other universities, TAFEs and RTOs. This can save you money and time, and help you graduate faster. Call us now to find out if you can get credit for prior learning.


This degree is one year full time (or part-time equivalent), and can start in March, July or November.

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Study entirely online at Deakin’s Cloud Campus, giving you the flexibility to study when and where you want.

Why study online with Deakin?

  • Why study online with Deakin?

  • Ongoing and expert support

    An experienced student success coach will connect with you regularly to ensure your personal and professional development.

  • Same degree, different classroom

    Learn the same course from the same top academics as on-campus students. Get access to all campus facilities, even when studying online. Enjoy the same quality learning experience as on-campus students. On-campus quality. Online convenience.

  • Pioneers in off-campus study

    Join the uni that’s leading the future of online education.

  • A world-class university

    Study online with a university ranked in the top 2% worldwide.* *Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings.

  • Graduate Job Ready

    Choose the number one university for skills development in Victoria* *2016 Student Experience Survey

  • Young and innovative

    We're ranked in the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age.* *QS World University Rankings