Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics Offering Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics Offering Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics is the study of the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food, its nutrients and how these nutrients affect human health. Health is not limited to physical health. What we consume also has impact on our emotional, as well as, mental health. Professionals in this area translate scientific knowledge about food into practical information to help people change their eating habits in order to improve their complete wellbeing.

Nutritionists and Dietitians also prescribe certain diets to people with special needs such as the diabetics and pregnant women, just as the Pharmacists prescribe drugs to people.

Graduates of Nutrition and Dietetics can get jobs as Consultant Dietitians, Research Dietitians and Nutritionists, Clinic Dietitians and Nutritionists, Therapeutic Dietitians, Industrial Nutritionists, Public Health Nutritionists or Nutrition Educators. It is a four year bachelor’s degree program. Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics offering Nutrition and Dietetics have it as a department under the Faculties of Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Science or Health Sciences in Nigeria. This course is not particularly competitive so you have high chances of getting admission into any of the Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics listed below. The department can either be called Nutrition and Dietetics or Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.

Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics Offering Nutrition and Dietetics

  1. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State (ABUAD)
  2. Anambra State College of Agriculture, Mgbakwu, Anambra State (ANSCOAM)
  3. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State (BU)
  4. Bayero University, Kano, Kano State (BUK)
  5. Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State (BUT)
  6. Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State (BUI)
  7. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State (BAUCHIPOLY)
  8. Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State (BIDAPOLY)
  9. Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State (EDEPOLY)
  10. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State (ILAROPOLY)
  11. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB)
  12. Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Katsina State (HUK)
  13. Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Owerri, Imo State (IMOPOLY)
  14. Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State (IMSU)
  15. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Kaduna State (KPT)
  16. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (MOUAU)
  17. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State (MAPOLY)
  18. Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State (NSUK)
  19. Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, Borno State (RAMATPOLY)
  20. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State (RUGIPO)
  21. Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology, Markafi, Kaduna State (SICHST)
  22. University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State (UNICAL)
  23. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State (UI)
  24. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State (UNN)
  25. Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo City, Ondo State (WUSTO)
  26. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH)

 

Entry Requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics

The JAMB subject combination for Nutrition and Dietetics is English Language, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The JAMB cut-off mark, however, depends on the Nigerian University you choose. Note that for Federal Universities, the JAMB cut off mark is 200 and for State and Private Universities, it is 180.

Aspirants are required to have 5 credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, chemistry and Biology in their O’Level.

To apply for Nutrition and Dietetics as a Direct Entry Candidate, a minimum of merit in OND or any equivalent A’Level qualification is required.

 

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