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Your Nutrition career starts now with Bond's packaged degrees

Bond University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences sequentially followed by the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, enables you to become an accredited practising Dietitian (APD) in just 4 years.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences equips you with an understanding of basic and applied sciences as they relate to the human body. It provides a strong foundation for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, enabling you to explore common health issues and priorities and gain an understanding of the anatomical, molecular, physiological and psychological processes of health and human function.

Benefit from interactive workshops with industry professionals

As a student dietitian at Bond University, you will benefit from interactive workshops with industry experts, personalised mentoring from academics, and exposure to food, health and business settings throughout the duration of the program. In addition, you will complete an international nutrition placement abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice each comprise 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, with the two sequential degrees being 12 semesters in total. Dependent on the semester of commencement, with University’s three semesters-per-year schedule, these two programs may be completed in just 4 years.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected] and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

Key features

  • Complete two degrees in four years
  • Learn from industry professionals and academics who are currently working in the sector
  • Undertake local internships and complete an international nutrition project

About the program

Bond University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences sequentially followed by the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, enable you to become an accredited practising Dietitian (APD) in just 4 years.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences equips you with an understanding of basic and applied sciences as they relate to the human body. Show more

Bond University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences sequentially followed by the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, enable you to become an accredited practising Dietitian (APD) in just 4 years.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences equips you with an understanding of basic and applied sciences as they relate to the human body. It provides a strong foundation for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, enabling you to explore common health issues and priorities and gain an understanding of the anatomical, molecular, physiological and psychological processes of health and human function.

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical, food service, public health and sports dietetic skills in both national and international healthcare environments, as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience. 

As a student dietitian at Bond University, you will benefit from interactive workshops with industry experts, personalised mentoring from academics, and exposure to food, health and business settings throughout the duration of the program. In addition, you will complete an international nutrition placement abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice each comprise 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, with the two sequential degrees being 12 semesters in total.  Dependent on the semester of commencement, with University’s three semesters-per-year schedule, these two programs may be completed in just 4 years.

Students admitted into the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice packaged program who complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (including pre-requisite subjects - please refer to Program Structure and Subjects ) and a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to a 4/7) will automatically progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program. 

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected] and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application. Show less

TitleBachelor of Health Sciences​Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice​
ModeOn CampusOn Campus
Duration2 years2 years
Starting semesters

September 2017, January 2018, May 2018, September 2018

May 2018

Program typeBachelors degreeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth SciencesHealth Sciences
Program codeCC-60012CC-63041
CRICOS code063068C089734D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills and experience across a range of areas including:

  • clinical dietetics
  • sports nutrition
  • private practice
  • food service management
  • corporate health and wellness
  • nutrition communications and media
  • community and public health nutrition
  • nutrition and dietetic research.

Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.

Please visit Recommended Program Structures for guidance on study plans.

Bachelor of Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Compulsory subjects (15)
Directed options (6)

Complete six (6) subjects from the following electives:

Students must select and complete the following two Directed Options subjects to be eligible to progress into the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program:

Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

Semester 1 (May start)
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
Semester 6

*Subject names and structure may change

The program fees for the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice are:

  • $100,920 + 85,056 = $185,976
  • $101,928 + 88,872 = $190,800

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

Students must complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (including pre-requisite subjects, please refer to Program Structure and Subjects) with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, as well as complete any compulsory compliance requirements.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected]  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

In the January semester 2017 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is not reliable.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International secondary school students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page. 

A student must complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (including pre-requisite subjects, please refer to Program Structure and Subjects) with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, as well as complete any compulsory compliance requirements.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected]  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University Calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about application process please refer to How to Apply.

Through your internships during the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, you will develop competence in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, food service dietetics, and community and public health nutrition, plus an additional setting based on your area of dietetic interest. This may include sports nutrition, private practice, food industry, corporate health, food and health charities, aged care, nutrition communications and media, or paediatric nutrition.

In addition, you will complete an international nutrition project abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

* There will be additional personal costs for undertaking placements in Australia and overseas. Refer to additional compulsory costs

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is currently provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). A graduate of this program is eligible to become a DAA member with dietetic qualifications, 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 which is outlined at www.daa.asn.au > Universities & recognition of qualifications > Accreditation of dietetic programs > Manual for accreditation of dietetic programs.