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List of programmes - Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Master of Science in Community Nutrition
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from a recognised university or
  • Second Class honors degree (Lower division) from a recognised university and at least two years working experience or
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Public Health, Health Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Food Science or a related discipline from an accredited national or international academic institution.
6 semesters
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects
11 semesters
Bachelor of Technology (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience
5 semesters
Diploma in Technology (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • KCSE Mean C (plain), with C- in English and cluster subjects
8 semesters
Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • KCSE Mean D+(PLUS)
3 semesters

Graduate Nutritionists, Dieticians and Dietetic technicians find careers in skilled Community based programs, Nursing facilities, Schools, Hospitals and medical centres, Public health agencies, Research Institutions, Faith based organisations and Chemists. Nutritionists and Dieticians specialize in five main thematic areas namely, 1) Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Practice: planning and supervision of meals prepared and served to patients to confer with physicians and other medical professionals about each patient’s nutritional needs and preferences, 2) Nutrition and Dietetics Management: plan, coordinate and supervise the planning, purchase and preparation of food for institutions like hospitals, health centres and schools. 3) Nutrition and Dietetics Research: study nutrition, food science and research on alternative foods as they relate to human health outcomes. 4) Community Nutrition and Dietetics: work in government Health centres to provide advice to the community on optimal nutrition practices and improve eating behaviour. 5) Consultancy in nutrition and dietetics: counsel patients and perform nutritional screening and assessments on their own patients or those referred by physician. Additionally consultants in nutrition and dietetics support organisations involved in operational research to design, implement and evaluate their programmes.


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