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To become a dietitian, you must do a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree (four years of study) focusing on subjects like therapeutic and community nutrition and food service.

In order to study for a BSc Dietetics you will need:

  • Minimum statutory National Senior Certificate (NSC) requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An Admission Point Score (APS) of 38.
  • A rating of 3 (40-49%) or higher for your home language or first additional language (English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa).
  • Mathematics 5 (60 – 69%)
  • Physical Science 5 (60 – 69%)

Applicants with an APS of between 28 and 37 may be referred for testing. Students who have a National Certificate (Vocation) or Senior Certificate should consult the Admission Office.

“Our food should be our medicine
and our medicine should be our food”


Dietetics students