Nutrition / Dietitian
Degree in Nutrition / Dietitian
In a degree in Nutrition, students will learn the basic principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and microbiology. You will also specifically explore diet in relation to diabetes, obesity and coronary heart disease, while developing an in-depth knowledge of physiology and nutritional biochemistry.
A degree in nutrition can lead to a number of career choices. Career prospects may include food product development scientist, public health nutritionist, nutritionist, regulatory affairs specialist, food safety auditor and corporate wellness consultant.
- STPM: Minimum of 2Cs, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
- A-Level: Minimum of 2Ds, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
- Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60, including 60% in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
- Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.50
- Relevant Diploma: CGPA of 2.75
Additionally, you may also need a minimum of 5 credits in SPM, with good grades in Mathematics and 1 Science subject.
Diploma in Nutrition / Dietitian
Alternatively, you can pursue a diploma in a relevant field such as a Diploma in Science or a Diploma in Microbiology which you can use to fast-track into Year 2 of your degree programme.
- SPM / O-Level: Minimum 5 credits, including Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and a Science subject. You will need to pass your English too.
Why should we study Nutrition?
Make a real difference to people’s lives
Graduates will have the skills to critically assess all nutritional interventions available and choose the most safe and effective one for each situation, helping to facilitate real change to the lives of their patients.
Best choice for food lovers
You should definitely choose a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics if you have passion for food. If you will apply for a job of food inspector or restaurant manager, wonderful food will surround you for all your life long! You will also begin to understand the cooking and get a lot of other useful and interesting skills.
A lot of areas of human life is related to food. And all these areas welcome Nutrition specialists. They can find themselves in a kitchen of a big fancy restaurant or in suburbs of a developing country full of starving children, in a healthcare center or a candy factory, in a maternity hospital or in the astronaut training center - while people need food, they need you. Which means you will be able to easily find a job at least for next several thousand years.
The field of Nutrition
The field of nutrition includes:
- Principles of Nutrition
- Human Biology
- Nutrition, Metabolism and Disease
- Nutritional Immunology
- Health Psychology
- Nutrition Counselling and Education