Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs)
DAA wants all Australians to feel great and get the most out of life. Our expert APDs can help you make the changes you need to make you feel fantastic!
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice to both groups and individuals. They have sound university qualifications, undertake ongoing training and education and comply with DAA’s guidelines for best practice as well as DAA Professional Standards.
APDs are trained to assess an individuals diet in order to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s as well as overweight and obesity.
APDs are able to translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice about what to eat for better health.
- Assess individual nutritional needs
- Develop personalised eating plans
- Sort out nutrition fact from fiction
- Undertake nutrition and food research
- Train health care professionals
- Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies.
APDs work in a diverse range of fields including:
- Patient care in hospitals and nursing homes
- Community nutrition and public health
- Consultancy and private practice
- Food service management
- Food and medical nutrition industries
- Public relations
- Marketing and communications
- Research and teaching.
APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law.
For more information, see the DAA website.
Find an APD in your area!
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs)
- provide expert exercise and physical activity advice
- are university-qualified in physical activity, fitness and exercise
- can explain the relationship between physical activity and health
- work with people of all ages and abilities
- recommend exercise treatments for many conditions such as overweight and obesity, diabetes, back pain and other muscular or skeletal rehabilitation
AEPs work in a range of settings including:
- private practice
- non-government organisations
- research and teaching
- public health
- community physical activity programs
- fitness, corporate and communication industries
AEP is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, and most private health funds as the quality standard for exercise services in Australia. AEPs are committed to the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practise, continuing professional development and providing quality services.
Find an AEP via ESSA website
Some visits to an APD or AEP are eligible for Medicare or DVA rebates. Speak to your GP for more information. Discuss rebates with your private health fund as well.