Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Dietetics, Food & Nutrition courses
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Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
運動營養學高等證書

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
HS020B
Application Code
1835-HS020B

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
To be advised
Duration
5 months
Language
English
Course Fee
$15,800 / $11,500 (Advanced Certificate with Module A exemption)

This programme is designed for individuals involved in sports and exercise to acquire a basic knowledge in sport nutrition to maximize their performance. It also provides continuing professional development for doctors specializing in sport medicine, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, PE and sports teachers.

All students will initially enrol on the Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme and upon successful completion may enrol on the Advanced Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme.

Programme Outline

Module A: Basic Nutrition

  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Digestion, absorption, transport of nutrients
  • Energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
  • Nutrition throughout the lifecycle
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Nutrition policy and food labeling
  • Introduction to food safety

Module B: Nutritional Requirements in Sport and Exercise

  • Health benefits of exercise and fitness evaluation
  • Training principles and techniques
  • Energy metabolism and exercise
  • Nutrition and nutrient requirements in exercise and sport
  • Nutrition in overtraining and burnout
  • Nutrition in blood formation, bone health and immunity
  • Vegetarianism in exercise and sport

Module C: Nutrition Guidelines in Sport and Exercise

  • Assessing body weight and body composition
  • Managing body weight in sport
  • Nutrition and the female athlete
  • Nutrition and exercise for the active female during pregnancy and lactation Nutrition and exercise for child, adolescent and elderly
  • Nutritional supplements and Chinese herbs and medicines in sport and exercise

Students with relevant nutrition background (e.g. holders of the HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate in Nutrition or equivalent) may be exempted from Module A (Basic Nutrition), which will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Selection.

Award

Upon successful completion of Modules A-C, students will be awarded an Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

All students will initially enrol on the Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition progamme. Upon successful completion, they may enrol on the Advanced Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme. There will be no time limit for students choosing to further their studies from the Advanced Certificate to the Advanced Diploma level.

Students who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition together with Advanced Diploma in Food Business Management, Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology, Advanced Certificate in Food Science and either Advanced Diploma in Child and Adolescent Nutrition or Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and other bridging courses are eligible to apply for the entry into BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition extension programme offered by HKU SPACE in collaboration with the Ulster University, UK.

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Days / Time
  • Monday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm; some Saturday afternoons
Duration
  • Approx. 5 months
Venue
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (usually Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Admiralty or North Point)

Applicants shall hold:

I. (a) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university; OR
 
   (b) a Higher Diploma awarded by a recognised institution with at least 2 years working experience; OR
 
   (c) an Advanced Certificate in Nutrition awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;
 
AND
 
II. provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:
 
(a) HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2 or above; OR
 
(b) HKCEE English Language at level 2 from 2007 - 2011 or Grade E in English Language Syllabus B or Grade C in the case of Syllabus A before 2007.
 

Students with no science background are recommended to take the HKU SPACE Human Biology and Organic Chemistry short course prior to commencing this programme Students should also consider taking the HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology course.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • $15,800 / $11,500 (Advanced Certificate with Module A exemption)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
運動營養學高等證書
COURSE CODE 42K106858 FEES $15,800 ENQUIRY 3762-0833
Nutritional Requirements in Sport & Exercise (Module from Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition)
COURSE CODE 42Z106860 FEES $5,750 ENQUIRY 3762-0833
Nutrition Guidelines in Sport & Exercise (Module from Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition)
COURSE CODE 42Z106879 FEES $5,750 ENQUIRY 3762-0833
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])

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Application Form Application Form

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 Nutrition, 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 Nutrition). OR

By online: through HKU SPACE website.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  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 online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.