Undergraduate Programme

UH6541003 - Nutrition


Programme Info

This programme will train students in nutritional sciences for the promotion of human health and prevention of diseases. Students of this programme will study fundamental and professional courses that include scientific, technical and professional knowledge, suitable for professional recognition as a nutritionist. Students must undertake compulsory community engagement throughout the duration of the programme as well as industrial training outside the university to gain work experience and opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Graduates from this programme can be employed as nutritionists in government agencies throughout Malaysia, in private sectors as industrial nutritionists or product
nutritionists in the food industry, in non-governmental organisations focusing on public health, in academia and research organisations as academics and researchers, as entrepreneurs to cater for nutrition related requirements and demands of various population groups and as nutritionists in communication and mass media work.

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Career Prospect


Graduates in this discipline will have the opportunity to work in governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and other research institutions related to food and nutrition, and as academicians in higher learning institutions.


Graduates in this discipline will have the opportunity to work in food industries related to quality assurance/food quality, food processing, research, food product development and food services.



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Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia.

+60 88 320 000


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