Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics - Kenya Methodist University | Educartis
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Nairobi
2 years
Master/MBA
Blended Learning

Benefits

Course Overview

This two year Master of Science has been designed to equip students with the skill and knowledge they require in the area of Human Nutrition and Dietetics to enable them to take up leadership positions within the industry. This course can be taken on-campus or as a distance learning programme, and it focuses on key topics such as Human Metabolism, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, as well as Public Health Laws, to ensure graduates have the resources to gain a competitive edge in the field. In addition, students will undergo a field attachment and be required to complete a thesis. 

With a growing emphasis on the important role diet plays in supporting health and longevity, the demand for nutritionists and dietitians in Kenya and globally is expected to grow, opening up new avenues for exciting, challenging and rewarding careers. If you're looking for a meaningful career that will allow you to promote healthy eating and bring about real change in your local community and beyond, then this Master of Science degree will provide you with the skills you need to effectively assess, design, and implement dietary strategies  to become an influential leader in nutrition education and advocacy. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Perform competent health assessments and create a patient-centred food care plan based on sound principles, scientific evidence, and biomedical reasoning. 
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills
  • Understand the value of a personal professional development plan and the role of life-long learning in a professional career. 
  • Seek diverse employment opportunities in hospitals, government agencies, schools and universities, and food industries. 
Certification obtained

 Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Nutritionist 
  • Food and Compliance Manager 
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Health Services Administrator 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this Master of Science Degree, students must be holders of either: 

  • A Bachelors degree of Kenya Methodist University or any other recognised institution of higher learning with at least a Second Class honours Upper Division in health related disciplines including Public Health, Environmental Health, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Laboratory Science.
  • A Bachelors degree of Kenya Methodist University or any other recognised institution of higher learning with a Second Class honours Lower Division in health related disciplines, plus at least two (2) years of relevant working experience in the health sector
  • A Bachelors degree of Kenya Methodist University or any other recognised institution of higher learning with a GPA of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 plus a postgraduate Diploma in health and health related disciplines. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Download and fill in an application form 
  • Submit a non-refundable fee of 2,000 KES 
  • Provide 4 passport-sized photographs 
  • Attach a copy of their National ID/Passport and relevant academic/professional certificates  

Payment options

All payments must be made through bank deposits or bankers cheques, using the following information: 

Consolidated Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10071200000122
Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 0140290923812
Cooperative Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 01129020131200 
Barclays Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 030131055757
Commercial Bank of Kenya 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 1113539364
National Bank 
  • Branch: Mombasa 
  • Bank Account Number: 01021009876700
Family Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 063000022033
Chase Bank 
  • Branch: Riverside 
  • Bank Account Number: 0082071993001
Standard Chartered Bank

  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10102863422800
UBA Bank
  • Branch: Westlands 
  • Bank Account Number: 55010160006068

Detailed course information

This course is taken either on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University or as a distance learning mode (part-time) over the duration of two years. To ensure rigorous learning it includes a field attachment and a thesis project.

The curriculum is as follows:

YEAR 1
Trimester 1 
  • Clinical Nutrition 
  • Nutrition in the Lifecycle 
  • Nutrition Assessment and Intervention
  • Nutritional Epidemiology 
Trimester 2 
  • Food Quality Assurance 
  • Food Education and Communication
  • Research Methods 
Trimester 3 (Specialisation/Option Courses) 
  • Community Health 
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition 
  • Clinical Nutrition 
YEAR 2
Trimester 1 
  • Field Attachment
  • Thesis 
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Where and When

31/05/2019

Kenya Methodist University


View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

30/09/2019

Kenya Methodist University


View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

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