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Advanced Nutrition Practice

University of Otago

12 months
39739 USD/year
5302 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The study of Advanced Nutrition Practice at University of Otago is for students with a relevant undergraduate degree in human nutrition or sport and exercise nutrition, or a background from a related health field, who wish to develop and advance their nutrition skills and develop skills for a career in the practice of nutrition.



  • Students living in New Zealand or offshore, commencing or returning to postgraduate study in selected programmes

Students interested in studying online will need to be granted approval to do so by the University. This also applies to students who have been granted approval to study online in previous semesters. Students will be required to demonstrate that COVID‑19 has impacted their ability to study on campus in 2021.

This course in Advanced Nutrition Practice at University of Otago covers clinical nutrition, public health, sports and exercise nutrition, food solutions to nutritional issues and the latest evidence in nutrition research.

 Each aspect of the course has practical components that allows students to learn and develop skills in real-world environments. 

Students also have the opportunity to take papers from other departments such as sports and exercise science, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, public health, science communication and food science depending on their areas of interest.

A major component of this course is completing a substantial period of work experience or a placement within an organisation in an area or field of work that is of interest to the student.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Human Health
  • Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition
  • Public Health Dietetics
  • Commercialisation Project
  • Supervised Independent Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
  • be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
  • have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
  • have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39739 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5302 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $7,281.00
  • Internationals: $54,566

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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