Nutrition and Dietetics
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Program Overview:

Nutrition and Dietetics is the study of food and human nutrition to prevent and provide treatment of food related diseases; and maintain and promote health of individuals and the community. Dietitians provide advice on eating habits for the management of diseases, eating disorders, food allergies and weight management. Dietitians spend most of their time working with people through education, counselling, advocacy or management.


Professional Recognition:

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Dieticians' Association of Australia and professional recognition as a Dietitian.


Career Prospect:

While people are becoming more health-conscious, demand for dietetics is growing all over the world.  Hong Kong has less than 300 registered dietitians and the dietitian to population ratio is 1:30,000 as compared to 1:4,000 in Japan, and 1:4,300 in Canada.  


The Hospital Authority and the Department of Health are the two major employers in Hong Kong. Graduates find employment in a wide range of settings including hospitals, healthcare organizations, nursing homes, schools, sports institutes, airline catering, media, supermarkets and food companies.  


2019 Starting salary: HK$33,350


Program Length: 4 Years


Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Australian Year 12 with ATAR of 82.1; or
  • IB 34; or
  • HKDSE: 20; or
  • Completion of required Foundation or Diploma Program with required score; and
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Total 580 paper-based / 80 internet-based


2020 Tuition Fee: A$31,728 – A$40,600 per year


Universities offering Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics in Australia: