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International Medical University Nutrition Program Trains a 21st Century Nutritionist

WORKING as a nutritionist can be a great career choice for people who are passionate about food and wellness and want to help others achieve their goals. The role allows you to share your knowledge and educate your clients so they can lead healthier lives. Lately, a career in nutrition has gained popularity due to the pandemic; that more and more people have become aware of maintaining good health. This awareness has led to an increase in the number of people seeking advice from qualified nutritionists, as people realize that the quality of life depends on the quality of the food we eat and a healthy lifestyle. The increase in diet- and lifestyle-related chronic diseases in Malaysia and around the world has also led to a growing interest in healthy eating and health promotion.

Nutritionists are professionals trained to promote healthy eating for well-being and to prevent disease in individuals, communities and entire populations. Nutritionists help people create realistic, sustainable and healthy food plans. Instead of recommending crash diets, detoxes, or quick fixes, nutritionists teach people healthy, affordable, and sustainable ways to eat and understand food, based on evidence.

In addition to working in the community, nutritionists perform a variety of roles in the food and nutrition industry, ranging from regulatory roles ensuring that nutrition claims and product labeling are appropriate, to participating in research nutrition to support new product claims. Nutritionists can also be employed in healthcare facilities, restaurant chains, universities, marketing, advertising, consulting, communications, and even management and administration roles. Nutritionists in Malaysia are professionally regulated and can be registered as Registered Nutritionists (RN) under the Allied Health Professions Act (

Here’s what our graduates are saying about the program:

Jennifer Teo Chun Yi (Former NT1/15)

Assistant Manager cum Nutritionist,

Farmz Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore

The program of the IMU Nutrition program is very current and prepares us to be ready to work. Besides the core nutrition modules, modules such as food culture and nutrition marketing are an added benefit for graduates. The intensive industrial placement also allows us to apply our nutrition knowledge and skills in the real work setting. This experience prepared me really well for my current responsibilities as a nutritionist.

Jake, Lee Juen Jiat

(former student of NT1/13)

Nutritionist then Product Executive,

LCP Supplies(M) Sdn Bhd

I graduated from IMU in 2016. My current responsibility includes training and promoting broader applications of functional ingredients in food, beverage and cosmetics to healthcare professionals and homeowners. of business. Throughout my time at IMU, I have received tremendous support from professors and classmates for my academic and personal development. The program was comprehensive, it had prepared me well as a competent nutritionist – which is why IMU Nutrition graduates are the preferred choice of employers!

Yeo Wan Qing (former student of NT115)

Senior Nutritionist, Top Glove Corporate Berhad

As a corporate nutritionist, my responsibility is to promote the health and well-being of company employees. With my team of nutritionists, I regularly conduct health promotion activities, including screenings and health talks. We have also set up a nutrition consultation clinic and a weight management program for staff. The program had certainly prepared me well in the aspects of nutrition education and health promotion. The catering and food safety module has also been useful to me as I am now able to independently audit and monitor food safety aspects in company canteens.

At IMU, the BSc (Hons) in Nutrition program has been developed to meet high international standards and global needs. This degree exposes students to practical internships and research in industry, giving them valuable experience and preparing them to become competent nutritionists, upon graduation. For this program, students have the option of completing the entire degree at IMU or studying the first two years of their degree at IMU and then transferring to Deakin University for graduation. of their degree. This partnership demonstrates the excellence of the IMU’s nutrition program, which is referenced to international standards.

The next start dates for the Nutrition program are in July and September. If you have pre-university qualifications and are interested in nutrition, apply online now and join the University in your pursuit of a promising and rewarding career.

If you have just completed your SPM and do not have a pre-university qualification, consider enrolling in the one-year IMU Science Foundation, the preferred foundation and direct route to one of the programs leading to a local university degree.

For more information, please visit or email: [email protected] or call IMU on 03 – 2731 7272.



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