Goal of the Programme
The degree programme aims at training graduate Nutritionists capable of providing health services to humanity internationally at all levels. The purpose is to create and impart knowledge, skills and technology in Nutrition and Dietetics for health improvement.
Minimum Admission Requirements
KCSE C+ with C+ in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics, English/Kiswahili; OR Ordinary Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics/Nutrition and Food Sciences from recognized institutions and duly registered with KNDI.
Expected Learning Outcomes
By the end of the nutrition and dietetics course, the graduates will have acquired knowledge and skills to be able to:
- Participate in educating the public on ways to promote health and prevent ill-health through appropriate dietary practices.
- Apply the knowledge skills and attitudes to undertake quality nutrition and dietetic practice in a range of setting including disasters and emergencies.
- Apply independent learning and reflective practice skills to allow capacity for self-evaluation and management that is strategic and focuses on quality nutrition and dietetics practice.
- Apply nutritional skills in management of disease through planning, monitoring and evaluation of appropriate case-specific nutrition interventions.
- Demonstrate skills to practice in an ethical and professional manner in a changing work environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply inter-disciplinary approaches to the prevention promotion of wellbeing and management of nutrition and dietetic problems.
- Demonstrate commitment to the nutrition and dietetics discipline including individual and collective professional development.
- Provide leadership in solving problems related to nutrition and dietetics.
- Engage in postgraduate and continuing education and professional.
- Participate in the policy formulation process pertaining to human nutrition and dietetics and management of human nutrition services as a member of the healthcare team, and as team leader.
- Participate in and initiation of change in human nutrition practices, strategies and policies.