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Life & Health SciencesDietetics, Food & Nutrition

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion

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Start Date
03 Jul 2018 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
Jul 2019
4 months
Course Fee
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Deadline on 15 May 2018 (Tue)

This programme aims to provide students with the knowledge in the areas of clinical nutrition and health promotion. 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 provides continuing professional development for professionals such as nurses, teachers, health professionals and those working in the nutrition and food industry.

Programme Outline
This programme consists of two modules namely:

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Health Behavioral Changes

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 and the Advanced Certificate in Nutrition are eligible for the award of Advanced Diploma in Nutrition.
Students who complete the Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion 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)


Application Code 1635-HS002A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm and
  • Friday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm, and some Saturday afternoons
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (usually Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Admiralty or North Point)
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
        years 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 Languag (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 commencing the Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion (HS002A) and Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition (HS004A).
- 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 (HS001A) / Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion (HS002A) / Child and Adolescent Nutrition (HS004A).
Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$15,800

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Enrolment Method

Interested candidates should apply by returning the special application form, together with relevant supporting documents, copy of Hong Kong Identity Card (or valid working/dependent  visa with original entry permit) and an application fee of HK$150 cheque made payable to "HKU SPACE" (non-refundable) to either:

By post: Attn to Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences, 13/F., Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong. OR

In person: any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Counters (Attn: Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences). OR

By online: through HKU SPACE website.

  • Applicants should note that simply meeting the minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee entry to a programme. Places are subject to availability and selection criteria, if any.
  • As Hongkong Post adopted new postage rates on 1 January 2018, please make sure that sufficient postage is provided when you send us your supporting documents by post. For mails with postage underpaid, we shall return the mails to senders or ask them to pay for the shortage. Such actions may delay the processing of the applications concerned. For new postage rates please refer to Hongkong Post
Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and 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 anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment 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 (for the course/programme has online enrolment only)

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. 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, 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred 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 approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.