There's a wide range of options.
Travis was working at schools and AFL clubs doing strength conditioning and physical preparation when he got bitten by the dietetics bug. He realised it didn't matter how good the training program was if the nutrition was subpar.
He enrolled in VU’s Dietetics masters to learn more about nutrition and food.
“I thought VU had a great course program out there. And I especially benefited from the placements that were arranged in my masters,” Travis says.
One of his placements resulted in employment.
“I did a placement at the Western Bulldogs, via VU’s partnership, that then led me to get recommended for jobs. I remember I finished my last day of placement in the masters on the Friday and I actually started full-time at the Gold Cost Suns on the Monday.”
Since that first role, Travis has held jobs in professional sports, teaching at universities, working in private practice, writing articles, and helping to launch online businesses.
He says there are growing spaces in the health industry that dietitians would be best placed to utilise their skills.
“It's not just about weight, it's about how can I feel better, how can I look better, how can I think clearer? How can people not just live longer, but how can they have more healthy life years.”
Travis says graduates can really utilise their knowledge and skills to create an exciting and dynamic career.