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Dietetics Career Day

Interested in becoming a dietitian? Come and learn more about the profession and what a dietitian does by spending a day with the lecturers and dietitians working at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus.

Career Days:
​11 JUNE 2019 (09:00 – 15:30)

Career Day Program:
Students and scholars will meet with lecturers from all three areas of dietetics for a brief information session. They will also receive a hospital tour from the dietitians working at Tygerberg Hospital, including a visit to the foodservice unit. A tour of the medical library, computer areas and the Division of Human Nutrition is also included.

More information about the degree:
The B.Sc Dietetics degree is a four-year full-time programme. It is comprehensive, nationally and internationally relevant and aligned to the outcomes for registered dietitians as specified by the Professional Board for Dietetics within the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Students are trained and developed within a dynamic, integrated and professional environment and the training consists of a thorough theoretical component and a high-quality practical training component. Graduates of this degree are equipped to successfully practice as dietitians in any of the areas of dietetics and are afforded the skills to promote the nutritional health and wellbeing of human beings in all stages of the lifecycle.

The programme includes Community Nutrition, Food Service Management and Therapeutic Nutrition components. The degree is a selection programme, with 35 students being selected into the first study year each year. The B.Sc Dietetics programme is offered, in its entirety on the University's Tygerberg campus.
Graduates from this degree must complete a 1-year remunerated compulsory community service, as stipulated by the Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Service Professions Amendment Act, No. 89 (effective from 1 January 2003). Only after completion of this service are they eligible for full registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), allowing for independent practice.

Specific admission requirements
For admission to the programme, a student shall hold the National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university admission, endorsed by Umalusi, or an equivalent qualification with an aggregate of at least 50% (level 4), and with at least 50% (level 4) for Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.

Please note:
Applicants for admission who are still at school are required to take the National Benchmark Test (NBTs). Students who fail the first year for two consecutive years will be subject to renewed selection.

Please note that this is a selection course (only a limited number of students are selected annually) and applications close 30 June of every year (for the following year). Selection for the programme is according to defined guidelines.

If you are interested you can apply electronically via or you can contact for an application form.

We can only accommodate a limited number of scholars at the respective career days so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate scholars or students on any other days. For more information contact:

General enquiries:
Secretary: Division Human Nutrition
Mrs Avril Muller
Tel: +27 (0) 21 938 9259

Programme enquiries and bookings:
First Year Dietetics Coordinator
Dr Nelene Koen
Tel: +27 (0)21 938 9259 / 9256