A diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics in a three-year diploma course that provides skills and knowledge in the management, control, and treatment of dietary-related conditions and disorders.

Nutritionists and dieticians also perform nutritional assessments and offer nutritional plus dietary advice.

With that quick recap on the roles of nutritionists and dieticians, let’s look at the admission requirements for the course and where to enroll.

Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics entry requirements

To secure admission to the course, you have to meet the following requirements. Note that these requirements also apply to a diploma in nutrition and dietetics at KMTC.

  1. A minimum mean grade of C minus in KCSE.
  2. D plus in chemistry.
  3. D plus in biology.
  4. D plain in either mathematics, physics, agriculture, or home science.

Colleges offering a diploma course in nutrition and dietetics in Kenya

You can enroll fo the course in any of the following public colleges.

  1. The Kenya Medical Training College.
  2. Bureti technical training institute                                         
  3. Eldoret polytechnic                                                                  
  4. Kabete national polytechnic                                                  
  5. Kiambu institute of science and technology                     
  6. Kisii national polytechnic                                                        
  7. Kisumu polytechnic                                                                 
  8. Laisamis technical and vocational college                         
  9. Mabera technical and vocational college                          
  10. Masinga technical and vocational college                         
  11. Mawego technical training institute                                    
  12. Meru national polytechnic                                                     
  13. Meru university of science and technology                       
  14. Michuki technical training institute                                     
  15. Mumias west technical vocational college                        
  16. Ol’lessos technical training institute                                    
  17. Ramogi institute of advance technology                            
  18. Rift valley institute of science and technology                  
  19. Rift valley technical training institute                                  
  20. Siaya institute of technology                                                 
  21. Sigalagala national polytechnic                                            
  22. Sot technical training institute                                              
  23. The bungoma national polytechnic                                     
  24. Thika technical training institute

Note that other private institutions are offering the course.

Course units and structure

The diploma in nutrition and dietetics has three modules. Each module takes a year to complete.

Every module covers various topics otherwise known as units. Some of the units include; Human anatomy and physiology, food preparation, chemistry, micronutrients, diet therapy, nutritional diseases, and many more.

Application and admission

Application for the course can be submitted through kuccps when the portal opens for applications. Alternatively, applications can be submitted directly to the preferred schools.

You can check out more C-minus medical courses that you can pursue in Kenya.

Dr John Mwangi is a lecture of medicine with over 15 years of teaching expirience in Kenya univesities and colleges.

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