Where Can I Study Dietician In South Africa

Who is a Dietician?

Dietitians are health professionals who are experts in nutrition and the human diet. Dietitians blend scientific research, nutrition, behavioral science, and social science to promote health, prevent disease, and shape the dietary choices of healthy and sick people.

Where Can I Study Dietician In South Africa

Stellenbosch University

Sefako Makgatho University

University of KwaZulu Natal

University of Limpopo

University of Free State

North West Univesity

University of Pretoria

University of the Western Cape

Nelson Mandela University

What are the requirements to Study Ditetics?

If studying dietetics as an undergraduate program, admission requirements include a National Senior Certificate, in Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Some institutions also require Life Sciences, so check the admission requirements at the university you are interested in to be sure you meet the requirements.

What skills are needed for this career?

A career in dietetics will suit those who:

  • are interested in food and health
  • enjoy and have a flair for science
  • would be fulfilled by a caring, helpful profession
  • are lifelong learners who are attentive to the ongoing developments in science
  • can translate scientific knowledge into practical advice
  • are comfortable in the role of the expert and like sharing knowledge with others
  • have strong inter- and intrapersonal skills
  • have a positive attitude and the ability to motivate others
  • have empathy, understanding, and tact

How long does it take to become a dietitian in South Africa?

The BSc. Dietetics course at UWC is a four-year program. The first two years of study form the foundation of the course with students completing a range of science and basic nutrition modules.

Are dieticians in demand in South Africa?

 Job opportunities are in abundance, especially in rural settings. Job openings are not frequently advertised in newspapers and online, but are available from the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA).

How much do dieticians charge South Africa?

R950 first month / R380 Thereafter (monthly)

Thereafter the monthly follow-up consultations at R300 will consist of discussing progress and changes in body measurements, as well as any needed changes to your meal plan.