Health Science with Dietetics Studies - Letterkenny Campus

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Health Science with Dietetics Studies - Letterkenny Campus
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code AU172
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 2 years full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Additional Requirements
• Min H5 in Biology
• F2/O6/H7 in Maths
• Garda Vetting
• Health Declaration
• Coventry University Registration

Higher Certificate (Level 6) and Ordinary Degree (Level 7)

5 Leaving Cert. subjects @ grade O6/H7 or better

Subjects must include either English or Irish.

Minimum points score of 160 points
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus points for Honours Maths
Students who achieve grade H6 or better in the Higher (Honours) maths exam will receive 25 additional points. Bonus points will also apply to Honours maths results from previous years. For maths results from 2016 and e...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI Level 5/6 (FETAC)

QQI Leibhéal 5/6 (FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award at Level 5 or higher. A record achievement, a minor award or a component award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. You must have at least 120 QQI...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
Mic Léinn Lánfhásta

If you are applying for first-year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1st January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”.

Do mature applicants have any advantag...

Alternative Entry

Expand+UK and Northern Ireland Applicants
Iarrthóirí ón Ríocht Aontaithe agus Ó Thuaisceart Éirinn

An award at Level 3 on the UK framework is the minimum entry standard for year one.

Standard UK/NI applicants
Standard applicants are those pres...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 16
Course Fee

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Rules on fees and grants are subject to change. Please check the websites of the HEA and SUSI for the most up-to-date information on the criteria for determining liability for fees and/or eligibility for grants. See

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Financial Support If you feel you may need financial assistance in university, apply for financial support as early as possible. The sooner you apply the sooner you will know if you are eligible for a grant. Applications usually open in March of each year.

You can check your eligibility on and
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Programme Description
Health Science with Dietetic Studies is the study of the human body with particular focus on Anatomy and Physiology and provides a foundation to Human Nutrition and Dietetics studies. Through a unique progression opportunity, t...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1
• Human Biology
• People Centred Communication Skills
• Introduction to Dietetics
• Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
• Introduction to Human Health and Disease
• Psychological Well-Being and Health...

Comment Quick Fact
Reserved quota places on this programme apply for 1 QQI FET applicant, 1 mature applicant, 1 HEAR applicant and 1 DARE applicant.

Professional Accreditation
Graduates of Health Science with Dietetics Studies in ATU Donegal are not qualified as Dieticians and are not eligible to register with CORU.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Most learners pursue further studies at Coventry University from this programme. Graduate careers from the Level 6 award include working as a health care assistant, working in the nutrition industry or in the retail sector.

Further Study Options
Graduates may progress to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Dietetics and Nutrition in Coventry University.
Further Enquiries Dr Kim McFadden,
Head of Department of Life and Physical Sciences,
Points History
Year Points
2022 347
2021 336
2020 316