Diploma in Nutrition

The 3 year diploma programme is proposed on a unit basis. The programme operates within the framework of two semesters per year, with each semester comprising of 21 weeks in all.

Duration: 3 years

Mode: Full-time

If you are interested in promoting good health and preventing ill health, then a career in nutrition should suit your interest. A Diploma in Nutrition opens up a number of opportunities in the health sector as Nutrition Technicians (or Assistants) which presents as a stepping stone to diversifying or specialising in other areas in nutrition.

A Nutrition Technician can pursue further studies to become a qualified Nutritionist or Dietitian in any specialist field such as Public Health or Clinical nutrition.

Nutrition Technicians can also avail career opportunities in:

  • food manufacturing
  • food science
  • sports sector
  • wellness industry and
  • in research both in government or the private sectors.


S5 and Mature Applicants:

  • International Examinations: Grade C or better in IGCSE or equivalent in English (2nd Language), Biology and Chemistry. OR
  • National Examinations: 60% or better in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a health-related field.

Required Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition Technician profession in Seychelles
  • Nutrition for specific population groups
  • Microbiology
  • Food choices and politics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Statistics & Epidemiology
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Health Education
  • Information and Communication Technhology
  • Communication Skills
  • First Aid
  • Nutrition throughout the lifecycle
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition assessment and surveillance  
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Non-communicable diseases
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Malnutrition in Children and Adults
  • Eating Disorders and Nutrition Counseling skills
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Institutionalized Patients
  • Food Service Management
  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Management, Leadership and Research

Work-Based Experience (WBE)

The programme has an extensive component of Work-based Experience which is spread across the 6 semesters where students obtain work relevant skills by being attached to a service area where they are expected to work in the future.