The nutrition programme offers a 4-year (8 semesters) full time course leading to a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Nutrition). The offering of the programme is to cater for the needs for more nutritionists in Malaysia.
The programme applies multidisciplinary approaches, and is taught by experts from basic sciences, food science, and dietetics, medical, social science and community services.
The nutrition programme has the purpose in delivering knowledge in the basic human nutrition and focuses towards community nutrition in Malaysia. It provides an academic programme that is able to produce versatile graduates and in fulfilling the needs of the job market in the future.
Students will be exposed to every aspect of food, dietary nutrient requirement, evaluation of nutritional status and issues of lifelong nutrition cycle. Students will also learn the problems of nutrition in a community and methods in overcoming these problems. The research component will also be taught and students are required to carry out a research project in the final year. Teaching is conducted via lectures, seminar, practical, self study and directed learning.