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Entrance Year Sept 2023

Programme Code 12058

Stream Code MFT (Full-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration 1 year

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation 30

Initial Registration Credits 6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fees

HK$5,600 per credit for local and non-local students
Two one-off entry scholarships of HK$10,000 each will be granted to applicants with excellent academic achievements.

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
A total of 5 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details.
PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute / disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leaders Dr Christine Shi-ying Li
BSc, MSc, PhD, RNutr (UK)


Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims and Characteristics

This programme aims to provide a unique, professionally oriented education opportunity for Bachelor degree holders with relevant backgrounds, and to produce well-trained nutritionists capable of meeting the needs of the community, especially the elderly. The programme nurtures well-rounded and competitive graduates with excellent knowledge and skills. It includes a carefully designed curriculum, modern learning/teaching methodologies, multiple assessment tools, and workplace learning experiences, with the primary goal of contributing to the health and well-being of the ageing population.

Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should be able to
(i)  use their professional skills and knowledge to provide nutrition services and assess the nutritional status of individuals, especially the elderly;
(ii) provide nutrition counselling and education for individuals, groups and communities to optimise health and well-being, with an emphasis on healthy ageing by applying specific principles of nutrition and communication strategies;
(iii) understand the food chain and its impact on people’s food choices, as well as the role of nutrition and diet in healthy ageing;
(iv) analyse and apply research methods in various nutrition and healthy ageing studies and settings; and
(v) demonstrate the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills required to identify and solve problems related to nutrition and healthy ageing.


Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirement

A Bachelor's degree with honours in food, nutrition or health-related disciplines, or other relevant science disciplines.
English Language Requirement

English Language Requirement

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
  • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

English language qualifications other than the above will be considered individually on their own merits by the departments concerned. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Subject Code Subject Title Credits
Semester 1
ABCT5021 Food Preparation and Menu Planning 3
ABCT5022 Nutritional Assessment 3
ABCT5025 Nutrition Education and Counselling 3
Practicum I
Advanced Human Physiology and Anatomy
Semester 2
ABCT5023^  Public Health Nutrition 
ABCT5024 Nutrition and Health for Older Adults 3
ABCT5026 Practicum I 1.5
ABCT5027 / ABCT5028 Practicum II / Capstone Project 1.5
APSS533 Mental Health and the Aged 3 
Research Methods & Data Analysis   3
Semester 3
ABCT5027 / ABCT5028 Practicum II / Capstone Project 1.5
Total 30

^ 'ABCT5023 Public Health Nutrition' (3 credits) offered in this programme has been included the list of reimbursable subjects under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) [For course commencement after October 2022].


For further programme information, please contact:

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