Department Of Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

Why Choose Us

At UEAB, we constantly and deliberately make efforts to create an environment that is conducive for learning. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics has a small student/teacher ratio for better interaction. Our program is approved by KNDI which is a regulatory body. We aim at delivering Christ-centred learning. We have a rich culture which is a blend of both local and international students, faculty and staff. We assist the students to develop entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to contribute to the eradication of poverty, self reliance and responsive to the dynamics of the changing world. We also have qualified and understanding lecturers. We attempt to ensure that our students complete their program of choice within the stipulated time.

There is an endless list of career options widely available in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics out there in the job market. In the  Government Sector: one can work with government hospitals, government health departments, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional regiment.

Teaching, Research and Development: This involves research on various food items to determine their quality and effects of various types of diet on human health; the nutritive value of food. There are also research careers in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food product manufacturing organisations as well as hospitals. Another career option is to teach nutrition and dietetics in colleges and universities.

Sports and Health Clubs: Graduates can also work for sports hostels and athletes camps. Health and recreation clubs, canteen and nursing care facilities also require the services of nutritionists and dietitians. Employment opportunities are also open to them in catering department of star hotels and restaurants.

Consultancy:  Some dietitians specialize in areas such as renal or paediatric dietetics; hence may work as private consultants or private practitioner.

Mass Media: One can find openings in the mass media in organizations whose top priority is to disseminate vital information on healthy living.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Minor in Nutrition and Dietetics

Direct entry into Nutrition and Dietetics program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements of an overall grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent, students seeking admission into BSc Nutrition and Dietetics degrees shall meet the following requirements:

  1. The candidate should have a KCSE grade (or its equivalent) of C+ or better in any three of the following subjects: chemistry, biology, physics, home science, business, agriculture, mathematics, computer science and geography.
  2. Students from pre-university who may wish to join Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics in addition to meeting the university entry requirements, must have a grade of C+ in any three of the following subjects offered by the university under the pre-university program: PUB 101 Biology, PUCH 102 Chemistry, PUMT 101 Mathematics I, PUMT 102 Mathematics II, and PUPH 102 Physics.
  3. Diploma holders in nutrition and dietetics, foods and nutrition, public health nutrition, community nutrition or any health related disciplines such as nursing, clinical medicine, pharmacy, and medical laboratory sciences from a recognized institution approved by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) may be admitted into the program. 

 

We coexist harmoniously with students as well as faculty who are multiracial, and multi-ethnic in nature; and this is our valued ingredient within our academic space. We often have a rich blend of cultures and social interactions. We have students from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Tanzania, Benin, Uganda, to mention a few. 

 

There are numerous study materials available for the students of Nutrition and Dietetics. The department has its own departmental library equipped with books on various related areas on foods, nutrition and dietetics. The department is also equipped with laboratories such as foods lab and skills lab. Students can also have access to computers and text books in the main university library. Lecturers also do provide students with learning materials.


List of Faculty

  • Mrs. Grace Maiyo - (Chairperson)
  • Dr. Ndiku, Mueni
  • Dr. Tabitha Muchee
  • Bitok Edward. -(on study leave)
  • Mrs. Prudence Kittur.
  • Mr. Albert Wakoli
  • Mrs. Faith Musyoka
  • Mrs. Emmy Lang’at
  • Mrs. Peninnah Maweu
  • Ms Jackline Omware
  • Mrs. Eunice Cherop
  • Mrs. Esther Ateka
  • Ms Joan Ruto
  • Ms Debora Bundi
  • Mr. Felix Boor
  • Ms Geraldine Kavindu
  • Mrs. Pauline Mawutor (Secretary)
  • David Kirwa