Nutrition and Dietetics Program Offered at Equip Africa College

Equip Africa College

West Pokot County

Certificate 2 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Equip Africa College)

About Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate program.

Equip Africa College recognizes the need for producing highly skilled nutritionists who will provide Africans with the much needed quality healthcare services. 

Upon completion of the prescribed course of study for Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics the graduates will have acquired knowledge skills and attitude to be able to participate in nutrition and dietetic services offered in health facilities and community, participate in educating consumers on issues of nutrition and dietetics at individual, family and community level, participate in management of people with special needs and emerging issues and develop appropriate intervention, and assist in community nutrition and dietetic planning and development of appropriate interventions in disasters and emergencies.

Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics graduates will be able to advance to a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Module I exemption.

Entry requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics

An individual entering this Nutrition and Dietetics certificate course at Equip Africa College should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  • K C S E minimum aggregate of D (plain) And
    • D [plain] in Biology or Biological Sciences,
    • D [plain] in English or Kiswahili,
    • D [plain] in Chemistry or Physical Sciences,
    • D [plain] in Mathematics or Physics

Nutrition and Dietetics Course Subjects

Module I

  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to information and communication and technology
  • Basic mathematics and Statistics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Applied physical sciences
  • Applied biological sciences
  • HIV and AIDS and Drug abuse
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to behavioural science
  • First aid
  • Food Science
  • Human nutrition
  • Maternal and Child nutrition
  • Diet therapy I
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Management of malnutrition
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Nutrition in the Life Span
  • Introduction to the Nutrition Care process
  • Nutritional Anthropology

Module II

  • Nutrition in HIV/ AIDS
  • Meal planning management and service
  • Introduction to nutrition surveillance
  • Diet therapy II
  • Community diagnosis and mobilization
  • Nutrition for vulnerable groups
  • Food and food groups
  • Life skills
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Legal aspects of nutrition and dietetics
  • Demonstration techniques
  • Introduction to primary health
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Industrial Attachment/ Practicum

About Equip Africa College

Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences is an accredited TVET institution offering courses in the field of Health and Applied Sciences. The college was founded in 2017 with the sole aim of training competent healthcare professionals who will deliver quality and compassionate healthcare services that meet the diverse healthcare ... read more

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