Nutrition and Dietetics

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Nutrition and Dietetics programme

The alarming increase in lifestyle diseases has prompted the high demand for nutritionists and dietitians. This certificate in nutrition and dietetics course tackles all aspects of proper diets, weight management, and health, among others. A nutritionist could start a consultant firm or work in a health facility. The opportunities are unlimited.

The trainee will work in a salaried or self-employment to improve health care using nutrition and dietetics provision in line with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) vision.

Objectives of Nutrition and Dietetics

This certificate in nutrition and dietetics course, aims to equip students with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences that will enable them to contribute to the improvement of health care using nutrition and dietetics provision in line with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute’s vision.

Entry requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in nutrition and dietetics course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

Nutrition and Dietetics Course Subjects

Module I

  • Information Communication Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Physical Sciences
  • Applied Biological Sciences
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process
  • Introduction to Primary Health Care
  • Food Science
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Meal Planning, Management and Service
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Legal Aspects of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Industrial Attachment

 

Module II

  • Communication Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Demonstration Techniques
  • Food Production for Invalids and Convalescents
  • Introduction to Behavioral Science
  • Nutrition Anthropology
  • Diet Therapy
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition in the Lifecycle
  • Nutrition for Vulnerable Groups
  • Nutrition in HIV & AIDS
  • Management of Malnutrition
  • Introduction to Nutrition Surveillance
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Community Diagnosis and Mobilization
  • Business Plan
  • Trade Project

Colleges offering Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Goshen Medical College
Kiambu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Vision Empowerment Training Institute
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Vision Stars Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Nutrition and Dietetics

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Hi- Tech International College
Uasin Gishu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
Kiambu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS)
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Machakos Institute of Technology
Machakos County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Nairobi Women’s Hospital College
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management
Nakuru County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Common Wealth College of Medical and Related Studies
Kisumu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development
Nairobi County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Jodan College of Technology
Kiambu County

Nutrition and Dietetics

Trident School of Technical and Professional Studies
Kiambu County