Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition

The Bachelor of Science in Food science and nutrition programme of Karatina University offers an integrated approach to the study of food components, processing and nutrition.

It gives the students choice on either to venture in food industry or research after graduation. The graduate can opt to pursue nutrition practice after following a one year internship with Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI).  Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition (BSc. FSN) is a four year programme with two sets of industrial attachment to give students wide exposure in the field of food science, food processing and or Nutrition (Hospitals or non-governmental organizations).BSc. Food Science and Nutrition programme is housed in the department of Food Science and Nutrition and is taught by qualified lecturers who are registered with KNDI and or are members of the Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology (KIFST).

Thematic areas of the programme.

  • Food chemistry
  • Nutrition assessment and surveillance
  • Specific commodity processing technology
  • Food engineering
  • Food microbiology
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Food quality assurance and management  
  • Nutrition and disease management
  • Clinical dietetics
  • Food biotechnology
  • Maternal, infant and child nutrition
  • Tea Science and technology
  • Industrial attachment

Students showcase purple tea products of Karatina University

Why this programme?

  • Large and diverse sector: The graduates can work in the food industry, food and nutrition research institutions, and hospitals as well as private practice.
  • Translate technical and consumer wishes to food and product development.
  • Great exposure: The students take part in community outreach programmes and have two sets of industrial attachment.
  • Perform an internship under the Kenya Nutritionists and Dietetics institute for the graduates who wish to practice nutrition.
  • Analyse problems associated with food using both the social and life sciences.

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