What will I learn?

The Dietetics program is a well-developed outcome based curriculum which emphasizes the integration of professional training and skills in areas of clinical nutrition, institutional food service management and community nutrition. The 4-year program (139 credits) includes 46 weeks of Dietetics Professional Practice is designed to develop the competencies required of an entry level dietitian by providing practical learning experience in various practice-based settings.

Students combine theory learnt in classroom with supervised practical experiences in hospitals, government agencies, food service outlets, long-term care and wellness centers. The graduates of this program will be able to work as competent dietitians and meet the market demands toward the development of a healthy and productive nation for the new millennium.

Programme Outcome

  • To provide a comprehensive education in the concepts of basic sciences, social science, behavioral science, food and nutrition.
  • To produce graduates with professional training in clinical nutrition, institutional foodservice management and community nutrition
  • To enhance research in dietetics field in order to contribute to the latest knowledge, nationally and globally

Career Path

Job opportunities for dietitians include positions in a variety of different areas: health care agencies or institutions, community organizations, businesses, food industry, education, research, media and freelance work. The Clinical Dietitian is the health care team member responsible for the nutritional care of individuals who need special diet as part of their medical treatment. Management Dietitians direct quality food delivery systems in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other group feeding establishments. A Community Dietitian works on the public health management team or in a specialized service programs for people with disability and special needs, patients on rehabilitation program, home nutrition support and populations at greatest nutritional risk.

Private Practice and Consultant Dietitians address health promotion through seminars, articles and newspapers and magazines and dietary counseling of individuals and groups. The Business Dietitian works as a professional resource for corporations in product development, food styling and menu design. In future, the demand for dietetic professionals will continue to be strong nationally and internationally

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years (8 semesters))

Tuition fees
RM16,250.00 (US$ 3,882) per year
RM 65,000 for the entire course; RM 8,125 for per semester
Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant who is interested in pursuing his/ her studied at UPM must fulfil the following: To have received a National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above. or a Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00. English Language Requirements: IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.0 for TESL/English or 5.5 for other programmes; or TOEFL - Minimum overall score of 550 for TESL/English or 500 for other programmes; or Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - enrolled at ELS-UPM - Level 109 English or Level 107 for other programmes.

For international students

Applicant who is interested in pursuing his/ her studied at UPM must fulfill the following:

To have received a National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above or

A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

Specific program requirements also required.

The English language qualifications accepted by the University for Entry and the required scores are listed below:

IELTS: 5.5

TOEFL: PBT - 500, IBT - 60, CBT - 176

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