The links between nutrition and health have grown in recent years, with good nutrition support and education playing a key role in both chronic and acute disease management and prevention. Personally, I was interested in clinical nutrition; that is, tailoring nutrition interventions to help patients overcome illnesses ranging from malnutrition, to cancer, to kidney disease, to heart failure.
Furthermore, the rise of fad diets, nutrition misinformation, and self-labelled “wellness bloggers” only inspired me further to study a discipline ingrained in scientific research and evidence. Indeed, we all must make choices with food every day!
The vast reach that the University has in terms of alumni meant that I could shadow a dietitian in their area of expertise
I completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Sydney in 2016.
By continuing with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney I could learn from some of the brightest and most experienced dietitians in the field, with placement opportunities allowing me to develop and apply my skills in hospitals, food service and community health departments.
The vast reach that the University has in terms of alumni meant that I could shadow dieticians in their area of expertise, and reach out for mentoring opportunities to develop my professional and clinical skills.
The course has given me hands-on experience in a variety of challenging situations, which has helped me to grow out of my comfort zone.
I have enjoyed the placement opportunities which have allowed me to network with many amazing colleagues and mentors, and of course develop new friendships and memories which I will forever cherish.