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Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Dietetics and Nutrition

Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
03 Jan 2025 (Fri)
5 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 14 Oct 2024 (Mon)
2975 5878
3104 9137
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This programme aims to provide students with the knowledge in childhood and adolescent nutrition. This programme has a number of articulation routes to degree level courses in nutrition and provides an opportunity for those who are interested in nutrition to build and develop their nutrition knowledge. It also serves as a continuing professional development for those who are working with or plan to work with children and adolescents such as nurses, teachers, health professionals, school lunch providers.

Programme Details

Programme Outline
This programme consists of two modules namely:

  • Module A: Nutrition for Children and Adolescents
    • Patterns of growth and development, assessment of nutritional status and nutritional requirements during infancy. childhood and adolescence; adolescent pregnancy; nutritional needs of the child athlete; vegetarianism; diet and oral health in children and adolescents; nutrition education and health promotion – nutrition promotion for children and adolescents; tuck shop management and school meals including menu planning.
  • Module B: Nutrition for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
    • Obesity and overweight; underweight / growth failure; swallowing and feeding disorders in children; iron deficiency and anemia; nutrition and diet in childhood diseases e.g., respiratory disorders including asthma, diabetes etc.; diet and autism and epilepsy; eating disorders; food intolerance and food allergy.

Mode of Delivery
The programmes will be delivered through lectures, face-to-face seminars and class-integrative discussions.

  • Students who successfully complete this Advanced Certificate will be awarded an Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition.
  • Students who complete the Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition and the relevant programmes offered by HKU SPACE are eligible for entry into the two years part-time BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition extension programme offered by HKU SPACE in collaboration with the Ulster University , U.K. (Details refer to Progression Path)

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Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm and
  • Friday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm; some Saturday afternoons
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (usually Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Admiralty or North Point)

Progression Path


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$18,100

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

I.  a) hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university; OR
    b) hold a Higher Diploma awarded by a recognised institution with at least 2 yrs working experience;OR
    c) hold an Advanced Certificate in Nutrition awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;


II. provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:  
      a) have gained in the HKCEE Grade E or Level 2* in English Language (Syllabus B); OR
       b) have gained in the HKDSE Level 2 in English Language.

* With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in English Language subject at HKCEE.

Students with no nutrition background are recommended to take the Advanced Certificate in Nutrition (HS001A) prior to the commencement of Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition.

Students with no science background are recommended to take the HKU SPACE Human Biology and Organic Chemistry I/II short courses (SC398A and SC399A) prior to commencing the Advanced Certificate in Nutrition / Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion / Child and Adolescent Nutrition


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.