Description of the Program

This is a diploma level programme which provides a sound background for professionals who will service at community and institutional level to transfer sound skills in health and nutrition.  Diploma graduates in the field of nutrition and dietetics will advocate for change of society’s behavior and attitudes as well as initiate changes in policies towards the betterment of human health at national and international levels.

Objectives of the Program
  1. Provide Diploma training to form a foundation for further studies and research.
  2. Carry out nutrition assessment, identify nutrition related cases at individual and community level, plan and implement the nutrition care process.
  3. Equip students with entrepreneurial skills in human nutrition and dietetics.
Units Offered

To qualify for the award of the diploma a candidate must take and pass a minimum of Total 18 Units including:

  • field attachment.
  • 18 core courses.
  • 4 Common University Units.
Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission for Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics shall be a C plain in KCSE or its equivalent with a minimum pass of C plain in English or Kiswahili and minimum passes C in any two of the following subjects: Biology/Biological sciences, Chemistry/Physical sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Home science or Agriculture.

A candidate with a Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized institution shall also be eligible for admission and may be considered for credit transfers.

Duration of the Program

The diploma  in nutrition and dietetics  shall be offered over a minimum period of  two academic years.

Each academic year at ANU shall consist of three trimesters.

The programme shall be offered in the full time and with prospects of part-time study in the future.

Mode of Study

Distance Learning

Part Time


Locations where the program is offered


Next Intake

January, May and September.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fees per unit/course: 6,750*

Lab costs as applicable

*Tuition Fees: Multiply by number of units  per unit/course registered for a trimester

** Laboratory  costs will be applied for all courses with practical sessions.