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Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Wellness
(DNHW) S44
School of Chemical & Life Sciences (CLS)

You are a people person. You care about health and want to make a positive impact on the lives of people you meet. If you believe that good health comes from the inside, the Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Wellness (DNHW) is tailored just for you.

This course is the only full-time diploma course in Singapore that combines nutrition, health and wellness. The science-based curriculum will let you explore the factors that contribute to disease prevention and control; as well as the promotion and maintenance of good health. The course is supported by a first-of-its-kind Nutrition, Health and Wellness Centre (NHWC) that integrates training and provides support for community health initiatives.

What makes DNHW special?

  • Advanced facilities such as the Nutrition, Health and Wellness Centre, which houses the physical fitness and exercise physiology laboratories; food science, health food preparation and demonstration laboratories
  • Participate in health and wellness outreach programmes
  • A 15-week local or overseas internship programme
  • Opportunity to gain an additional Certificate in Healthcare Innovation

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:

1 - 6

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)


The Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Wellness is a three-year full-time programme.

First Year

  • Analytical & Physical Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Communicating for Project (Report) Effectiveness
  • Fitness and Wellness throughout the Lifespan
  • Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Food Science
  • Introduction to Health & Wellness
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Nutrition
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2

Second Year

  • Applied Nutrition
  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Biostatistics
  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Diet and Nutrition Assessment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Health and Ageing
  • Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Organic Chemistry - Reaction Mechanism
  • Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3

Third Year

  • Project
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Public Health and Community Nutrition
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Internship
  • Physical Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription
  • Research Methods

For a synopsis of each module, click here.

Exciting career opportunities include:

  • Assistant Nutritionist
  • Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Coordinator
  • Health Promoter
  • Lifestyle Coach
  • Marketing and Sales Executive
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness Technologist
  • Public Health Coordinator
  • Wellness Coordinator

Further Studies

You can pursue further education at local and overseas universities offering courses in nutrition and dietetics, health promotion, sports science, education as well as in other disciplines. Graduates can gain direct entry into the second year of degree programmes in Australian and British universities.