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Applied Science Discipline

Higher Diploma in Applied Nutritional Studies

Programme code AS114208

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Kwai Chung) - 45
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 13
Score Range : 10 - 18
Programme Aims
Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)

The programme aims to provide professional knowledge, practical training and management skills in the area of nutrition and health food industry. It nurtures students to pursue a career in the nutrition and health related field and further study to become a registered dietitian. It covers a spectrum of modules including nutritional assessment and therapy, nutrigenomics, sports science and nutrition, menu planning and healthy food service management, health food products development, public health education and promotion, and Chinese food therapy. The programme is suitable for students who have enthusiasm in promoting healthy eating concept with the applications of innovative technology to improve human health.
The programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Professional Recognition
Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association Limited :​ Graduates are eligible to apply for Full Membership.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.