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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BS ND) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that will train you in planning, implementing, monitoring, and documenting nutrition programs for a given individual, group or community. It will also teach you how to plan and implement all aspects of nutrition care including identification of short and long term goals, selection of treatment modalities and monitoring of client’s or patient’s progress.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Health Ethics
  • Health Care
  • Basic Foods
  • Health Economics
  • Basic Nutrition
  • General Microbiology/Parasitology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • Meal Management
  • Food Service System
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Intro to Food Technology
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition Education
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Research
  • Science, Tech, and Society

Aside from taking those subjects mentioned above, you may also undergo a minimum of 600 hours of comprehensive On-the-Job training that will focus on three areas:

  • Hospital Dietetics Practicum (200 hours)
  • Food Service Practicum (150 hours)
  • Public Health Nutrition Practicum (250 hours)


Qualified graduates of BS Nutrition and Dietetics can find employment as any of the following:

  • Dietary Director
  • Therapeutic Nutritionist – Dietitian
  • Administrative Nutritionist – Dietitian
  • Teaching Nutritionist – Dietitian
  • Public Health Nutritionist – Dietitian
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Consultant
  • Nutritionist – Dietitian in Quality Control Department
  • Nutritionist – Dietitian in the Test Kitchen (Product Department)
  • Research Nutritionist – Dietitian
  • professor
  • Food Service Manager
  • Canteen Supervisors
  • Menu Planner
  • Food Checker


Passing the Licensure Examination for Nutritionist – Dietitians is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the field of nutrition. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for more information.

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  1. Iam a graduate of bsbiology course and i’d like to study again bs nutrition and dietitian..what process can i undergone.what year whom i have.?

    • Hi, Ramah!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re not really sure about the exact procedure since schools may have different guidelines for students enrolling in a second course. From what we know, you would have to get your previous course load assessed to find out how many units from your previous course can be carried over to the new one. The more similar subjects your previous course has with your next one, the less subjects you’ll probably be required to take.

      Chances are, you’re going to be an irregular student which means you would neither be a first year, second, third, or fourth year student, but somewhere in between.

      We’re not sure about the exact person in charge, but consulting the registrar of the school you’re thinking of taking your second course at might help you get more information about it.

      Good luck! 🙂

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