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Best Schools for Nutritionist-Dietitians in the Philippines

As the saying goes, “health is wealth,” thus, it is vital for people to maintain proper health. One of the many ways in doing so would be by eating the right food. To help us develop the appropriate food plans, we can seek advice from experts such as Nutritionist-Dietitians.


In the Philippines, Nutritionists-Dietitians execute the following tasks, among others:

  • To determine the proper nutritional measures (such as creating diet plans or identifying which foods to avoid).
  • To make sure that food providers follow guidelines and meet the expected quality on cleanliness and nutrition.
  • To supervise divisions serving food and nutrition functions.

These responsibilities of a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian (RND) make them very valuable in maintaining the health of communities.

Nutritionist – Dietitian Licensure Examination

The Registered Nutritionist – Dietitian (RND) Licensure Examination in the Philippines is conducted once a year, usually around July or August. However, no exam was conducted in 2016 but there were two in 2017: one in March and another in August.

To be qualified as a test-taker, one must meet the following criteria:

  1. A Filipino citizen in good health, who is at least twenty-one (21) years old;
  2. A graduate of a Nutrition and Dietetics course from a duly authorized school;
  3. Of good moral character; and
  4. With enough internship experience or training related to Nutrition and Dietetics.

Scope & Coverage of the Nutritionist–Dietitian Board Exam

If the job interests you and you are considering to be an RND in the future, take note that the following topics are some of the ones included in the Nutritionist – Dietitian Licensure Examination:

    1. Nutritional Biochemistry and Clinical Dietetics (may also be called Nutrition and Dietetics) – 35%
    2. Community and Public Health (may also be called Community and Applied Nutrition) – 30%
    3. Foods and Food Service Systems – 35%

To pass the Nutritionist – Dietitian Board Exam, the examinee must have a score of 75% overall, while scoring 50% or higher in all of the three subtests.

Do you want to know which schools typically do well in the Nutritionist–Dietitian exam? We summarize the information below. These data were compiled from previous Nutritionist – Dietitian Board Exams to determine the schools with the highest Licensure Examination passing rates.

Best Nutritionist–Dietitian Schools in the Philippines

Category 1: Nutritionist-Dietitian Schools with more than 200 examinees

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of the Philippines Los Banos, Los Banos100%401401
2University of Santo Tomas, Manila97%335342
3Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila92%302327

Category 2: Nutritionist-Dietitian Schools with 101-200 examinees

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City100%132132
2Centro Escolar University, Manila97%140143
3Benguet State University, La Trinidad86%127147

Category 3: Nutritionist-Dietitian Schools with 100 and below examinees

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1Central Mindanao University, Maramag100%6060
2University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City97%7072
3Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila94%1617
4Manila Tytana Colleges, Pasay88%7888
4Batangas State University - Nasugbu, Nasugbu88%2326
5Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro87%2731
6Cebu Doctors' University, Mandaue City84%6375
7Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang80%7695
7University of San Carlos, Cebu City80%5670
7Philippine Women's University in Manila, Manila80%2835
8University of the East, Manila79%7291
9Batangas State University, Batangas City76%3546

Note: The tables above only rank the passing rates of First-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Nutritionist – Dietitian Board Exam, specifically the ones held in August and March in the year 2017, August in the year 2015, and July in the year 2014.

Source: PRC Philippines (

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