Nutrition and Dietetics, a subdiscipline of Medicine, is the science that focuses on everything related to food and its effect on our health and overall wellbeing.
Nutritionists and dietitians aim to improve people’s health and help them make better dietary choices. They also help patients find a balance between good eating habits and exercising.
Nutrition and Dietetics applies to a variety of sciences, but the two most popular specialisations are weight control and chronic illnesses.
If you want to change your diet, it’s best to consult a certified nutritionist. There are many diets on the internet, but you should always talk with a professional before adopting one.
Students in Nutrition and Dietetics discover why and how certain eating and nutritional habits are affecting us, and ways we can improve our health.
You also learn to provide proper consultation to patients and design nutritional therapies based on people’s individual metabolisms.
This knowledge will not only help you to treat people’s diseases, but also to prevent them.
Nutrition and Dietetics studies are growing in demand as more people are in need of lifestyle adjustments and experts who can make sure we don’t eat just the food that only tastes good and looks good, but also the food that’s healthy for us.
Admission Requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics
Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science and any three of the following:
- Food and Nutrition
- English Language
- Home Management
At least a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics are required.
- English Language,
- Biology and
- Agricultural Science
Nigerian Polytechnics Offering Nutrition and Dietetics
Below is the Compiled List of Polytechnics Offering Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria
Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1956.
Federal Polytechnic Bida
Federal Polytechnic Bida, P.M.B 55, Niger State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1977.
Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, P.M.B 50, Ogun State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1979.
Federal Polytechnic Mubi
Federal Polytechnic Mubi, PMB 35 Mubi, Adamawa State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1979.
Federal Polytechnic Ede
Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1992.
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta P.M.B. 2210, Abeokuta, Ogun State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1979.
Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1070, Maiduguri, Borno State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1976.
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, P.M.B. 1019 Owo Ondo State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1979.
Imo State Polytechnic
Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Ohaji, P.M.B. 1472, Umuagwo, Ohaji Owerri, Imo State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1978.
Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic (HUK)
Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic (HUK), P.M.B. 2052, Katsina, Nigeria is a State Polytechnic Established in 1983.
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, P.M. B 231, Bauchi State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1979.
Kano State Polytechnic
Kano State Polytechnic, Kano, P.M.B. 3401, Kano, Kano State is a State Polytechnic Established in 1976.
Yaba College of Technology
Yaba College of Technology, P.M.B. 2011, Yaba, Lagos State is a Federal Polytechnic Established in 1947.