What to do with BSc Nutrition and Dietetics in 2023

Do you intend studying human Nutrition and dietetics in Nigeria but are limited by either of the following factors;

* Inability to comprehend the concept of the course

* Inability to know the Nigerian universities that offer it

* Inability to know the possible places you can afford to work

* Or perhaps still not convinced on the worthiness of the course

Then you no longer have any cause to worry because this post aim to address and elaborate on these few challenges students face, and possibly give answers to them in very simple and concise terms.

By the way, we published a post showing you 7 things to know about studying Nutrition and Dietetics. From questions some of our audience asked about Nutrition and Dietetics, we decided to put up this article.

We hope you enjoy every bit of it…..

What Human Nutrition and dietetics is all about

What we eat actually go a long way to determine how healthy we can be. We all need to eat in order to survive.

And with the increasing cases of food poisoning and other health hazards, it is pertinent that we not only get proper enlightenment on the things we take into our body system. But we do well to also reach out to the people around us who may be short on this information.

Hence, the need for “Human Nutrition and Dietetics – a Registered Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian.”

Being a sub discipline of medicine, Human Nutrition and dietetics is the science that pays attention to all matters relating to food, especially as it concerns our health and overall wellbeing.

Nutritionists and dietitians are often poised to assist, as well as improve people’s health by helping them make the right dietary choices. They employ the science of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease.

In short, Nutrition and Dietetics professionals promote health at individual and population levels.

The course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Therefore, it follows the core curriculum set out by the BDA.

Nigerian universities that offer Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Lots of students are faced with the difficulty of knowing the universities in Nigeria that offer human nutrition and dietetics. Because of that, we’ve made conscious effort to compile a list of all tertiary institutions that offer it here in Nigeria so you can do well to consider any of them;

* University of Ibadan (UI)

* University of Uyo (UNIUYO)

* University of Calabar (UNICAL)

* University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

* Michael Okopara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)

* Bayero University, Kano (BUK)

* Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto (UDUSOK)

* Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

* University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)

* Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife (OAU)

* Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (AAU)

* Imo state University, Owerri (IMSU)

* Nassarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK)

* Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN)

* Bayelsa Medical University (BMU)

* Zamfara State University

* Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso

* Bowen University

* Lead city University

* Wesley University, Ondo

* Afe Bababola University, Ado-Ekiti

* PAMO University of medical sciences, Portharcourt

* Babcock University lllishan Remo

* Bells University of technology, Ota Ogun State

* Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

* Federal Polytechnic Offa

You can check out our post on: Private schools Vs Public schools to get insight regarding your choice of school.

Where do Nutritionists and Dietitians work?

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On completion of your Bachelor’s degree program as a nutritionist and dietitian, you can choose to work in:

* a health care

* wellness and fitness centres

* Food science Quality Assurance

* Food science Management

* Government and Community Health faculties

* Educational institutions and research centres, etc.

Check out our post on: Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria | work & career opportunities 2022 for the full package regarding job and career opportunities for graduates of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Is getting a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics worthwhile?

Oh yes!!! it is.

And believe me when I say it really is.

As a matter of fact, careers in nutritional sciences are growing at a rate double that of other careers. And it is expected that jobs in Nutrition will increase by 15 percent between now and 2026 as a result of the recognition of the critical role that nutrition plays in the prevention and treatment of disease.

Food is one of the few things that unites us despite the diversity in humanity. Therefore, I cannot stress the huge role Nutritionists and Dietitians play in the health, food manufacturing, and fitness sectors.

There are many career opportunities in human Nutrition and dietetics as you saw earlier. They have high earning potential and are in high demand. Moreover, the preventive medicine industry is evolving.

We sincerely hope you found this article beneficial. And we look forward to serving you better in our subsequent articles

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