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What will I learn?

There has been an increasing demand for health professionals in Hong Kong in connection with the aging population. A professionally trained workforce is important to sustain the development of homecare and community health services in meeting the needs of the elderly. This area of Concentration Studies aims to equip students with a broad spectrum of health sciences knowledge in relation to public health, health education, health psychology, diseases prevention and nutrition knowledge. Distinctive features include:

  • Examining the relationship among food safety, environmental health, toxicology and human health;
  • Acquiring the basic skills in handling nutraceuticals, pills, supplements and health systems for prevention and treatment of diseases;
  • Equipping students with the nutrition knowledge used in health-related industry;
  • Gaining the essential skills and practical exposure through internships in community NGOs and hospitals.

Career Prospect

Graduates can work in various health related organisations as administrative and supporting staff, including both private and public healthcare providers such as hospitals and schools, as well as affiliated institutions like pharmaceutical companies, medical laboratories, elderly homes, health care centres and wellness service organisations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK$68,500.00 (6,95,855) per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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