What Students Say
“ I represent the students of the 2nd batch of the Food Science and Nutrition Degree program, and I opted into specializing in Applied Nutrition. Though I gained knowledge and skills from the Department of Applied Nutrition 13 years back, I would say still I am beyond grateful for the nutrition knowledge, skills, and mastery I have gained from the Department of Applied Nutrition, which shaped me to become a successful Dietitian, Also as a part of the degree program, I was fortunate to obtain the Dietetic Internship at Asiri Surgical Hospital. Certainly, that training has given me the confidence to practice in the health care sector and made the path to become a Registered Dietitian in Sri Lanka. I would proudly say I’m among the first ten dietitians registered in Sri Lanka Medical Council. Presently I work as the In-charge Dietitian at Asiri Group of Hospital, which is one of the leading private hospital chains in Sri Lanka, Alongside this, for around 10 years I have been providing my service as a dietetic preceptor for Dietetic Intern students.”
F.A.Z. Firouse (RD, SLMC No 008)
In Charge Dietitian , Asiri Surgical Hospital, Colombo.
“BSc in Food Science and Nutrition with Applied Nutrition Specialization was the foundation for my career as a registered dietitian and an academic. While the Dietetic internship led me to the shortest path of becoming a dietitian, Research project in Applied Nutrition was my inspiration for nutrition research at PhD level. The unique curriculum of Applied Nutrition not only taught me the ABCs in nutrition but also made me passionate to learn, teach and explore the power of nutrition in changing human lives”.
PhD Candidate, @AgeMelbourne, Department of Medicine and Aged Care, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
“It is a pleasure to write about B.Sc Food Science and Nutrition degree programme and the Applied Nutrition specialization as they paved the way for me to become a professionally qualified Dietitian and a Nutritionist in numerous ways. For instance, multiple assignment tasks pertaining to course work, research, practical tasks and hospital internships which I was involved in during the two-year specialization period at the Department was very useful to build my academic, professional and personal skills leading to a winning carrier as a Dietitian. Also, participation in extracurricular activities in combination with “NutSoc” provided me a greater chance to improve my leadership, hard work and communication skills which are essential components of a successful dietetic career. Finally, the people who I met during this undergraduate programme, both Lecturers and Senior Dietitians made it such a valuable experience and pushed me to succeed”.
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nawaloka Hospital, Negombo