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Interdisciplinary Programmes

Higher Diploma in Fitness and Exercise Nutrition

Programme code IU114005

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Chai Wan) - 30
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2018 (Note 1)
Not Applicable. This programme is newly offered in AY 2019/20.
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge in the fields of sports and nutrition through an interdisciplinary training approach.  Students will be trained to serve the public and special groups (such as elderly and children) and to provide healthy eating recommendations and personalize a fitness program for them in order to promote exercise and public health.
Career Prospects
Graduates can be employed as a health promotion officer, nutritionist assistant, sales and marketing assistant for nutrition and sports products in organizations and companies that require knowledge in both sports and nutrition areas.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. This programme is developing articulation to top-up degree programmes offered by universities overseas. Graduates can also apply for admission to the related degree programmes of local universities.
Professional Recognition
The department will invite guest speakers from various professions and arrange relevant workplace attachments for students to enhance their professional knowledge and employability.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2018 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2018 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. 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.
  3. This programme is renamed from Higher Diploma in Fitness and Health Nutrition.