Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Human nutrition and dietetics is a multidisciplinary field of expertise.

The Bachelor of Science Human nutrition and dietetics programme of Karatina University offers an integrated approach in order to help solve problems in nutrition and health. The programme has factored chemical and biochemical characteristics, physiological and biomedical aspects, social and behavioural context of nutrition. The programme produces graduates who are hands on and competent to pursue Nutrition research at postgraduate levels or practice nutrition and dietetics after following a one year internship with Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI). 

BSc. HND is a four year programme with two sets of industrial attachment to give students wide exposure in the field of Nutrition (Hospitals or non-governmental organizations).BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics 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.

  • First aid and primary health care
  • Nutrition in the lifecycle
  • Food microbiology
  • Food Toxicology and safety
  • Community nutrition
  • Nutrition assessment and surveillance
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Nutrition pharmacology
  • Nutrition and disease management
  • Therapeutic and clinical dietetics
  • Food biotechnology
  • Occupation health and safety
  • Sports nutrition
  • Clinical placement
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Joseph Gaithuma, A graduate of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, the founder of FOTANS Kenya

Why this programme?

  • Focus on the association between nutrition and wellbeing at all levels.
  • Opportunity to apply knowledge and skills at the community national and international level through practice and research.
  • Opportunity to specialise in depth in one of the many areas within the field of nutritional sciences at post graduate studies.

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    Graduates of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

    I graduated in the year 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Human nutrition and dietetics. Currently an intern at AIC Kijabe Hospital. Read More

    Esther Wangari Waiganjo
    Internship at AIC Kijabe Hospital

    My name is Kalonzo Muli, a graduate of Karatina University with a bachelor degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics class of 2018. I am a Nutrition Officer working with MERCY CARE KENYA.

    Kalonzo Muli
    Nutrition Officer, MERCY CARE KENYA