Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Welcome Message - Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition as a science deals with food an organism requires, how he acquires, utilizes them and disposes of the waste products. Dietetics on the other hand deals with utilization of food in health and diseases. The programme seeks to graduate students who can apply knowledge gained in the physical, Social, Biological Sciences, Arts and Agriculture, Human Nutrition and Dietetics to ensure food security for individuals of all physiological, psychological states to the benefit of all Nigerians. Such students should also be capable of being self-employers of labour.

The programme seeks to achieve these through training students to:

1.       Understand the relationship between Agriculture, food, nutrition and health

2.       Understand the concept of food security and how to achieve this with foods available within and outside their localities.

3.       Dietary planning for different socio-economic, cultural, pathological, physiological and psychological states:

4.       Understand the functions of nutrients, their interactions and effects of inadequate and excessive intakes.


The department is committed to training and producing nutrition and dietetics graduates who are competent in; conducting nutrition surveys, managing individuals with nutrition related diseases, formulating adequate diets for individuals with specials needs, promoting healthy eating behaviours through nutrition education and communication, advocating for increased nutrition commitment by relevant stakeholders.

We are a home to researchers, government, non-government agencies, learned bodies/societies, industries and media who seek to ensure that best practices in Human Nutrition and Dietetics are adopted and communicated in programs and policies tailored towards improving the nutrition situation of Nigerians.

In the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, students earn Bachelor’s, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate degrees, each program degree acquired further strengthens their capacity to thrive in following career pathways;