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Food Nutrition and Dietics Management - Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

The diploma in dietic management is designed to provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the Dietetics profession.

 Diploma  3 years Fee: on application
RVIST
Public College Nakuru Town East - Constituency, Nakuru - County

The diploma in dietic management is designed to provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the Dietetics profession. 

Career opportunities for dietetic management graduates include:

  • Public and private Hospitals
  • National Government and Counties ministries (Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Culture and Social Services, Education).
  • Food industries (Kenya Bureau of Standards, Nestle Foods, Uni-Lever)
    Non-Governmental organizations (World Vision, Save the children, Islamic relief, UNICEF, OXFAM etc).
  • Community based organizations(CBOs) and Faith based organizations(FBOs)
  • Academic institutions
  • Hotel and Tourism industries
  • Self employment

Entry requirements

A person seeking to be registered as a student for the diploma in dietic management program must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:

  • Passed relevant Craft certificate.
  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Equivalent qualification

Food Nutrition and Dietics Management - course content

MODULE I UNITS

  • Information Communication Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HIV and Aids
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Production for Invalids and Convalescents
  • Meal Planning. Management and Service
  • Nutrition Anthropology
  • Diet Therapy I
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition in HIV and Aids
  • Legal Aspects in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Principles of Human Nutrition

MODULE II UNITS

  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Diet Therapy II
  • Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition in the Lifespan
  • Principles of Nutrition and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Primary Health Care
  • Business Plan
  • Research Methods

MODULE III UNITS

  • Food Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Communicable and Non – Communicable Diseases
  • Food Security
  • Nutrition Education and Counselling
  • Diet Therapy III
  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Community Partnership Skills
  • Nutrition Assessment and Surveillance
  • Product Development, Marketing, and Sales
  • Industrial Organization and Management
  • Trade Project

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