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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 interdisciplinary knowledge in exercise and nutrition so that they are trained to serve the public and special groups such as elderly and children. The programme includes setting exercise plans for different groups, exercise nutrition and sports supplement, fitness and nutritional assessments as well as weight management related knowledge. This programme is suitable for students who intend to promote community health and improve health of service groups through diet and exercise.
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. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) or the overseas university below in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) :
  1. Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) : Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management (Year 3 entry)
  2. Northumbria University, United Kingdom : Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition (Registration No.: 251919)# 

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
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. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme 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.