Universities offering Nutrition & Dietetics in Nigeria (2024)

You have been searching for universities offering Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria. Search no more.

Whether you are looking to attend a university, you’ll find your choice university.

Perhaps, you want to enter a polytechnic, I added polytechnics as a bonus.

Moreover, many students have been looking for universities where they can study Human Nutrition and Dietetics. You’re certainly among them.

And, you’ll find the answer you need on this page.

Human Nutrition is a new course in most Nigerian universities. However, it’s getting more popular each year.

More importantly, not all universities have accreditation to offer Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

That’s why I make sure only universities that have accreditation to offer the course make this list.

First, let me reveal something to you.

It’s important you know that Human Nutrition and Dietetics is a versatile course.

If you ask me, Nutrition and Dietetics is the next big thing in the medical profession in Nigeria. Because, it is already being accepted widely that ‘diet is the best medicine’.

Many people just didn’t know it. The great part is, they are beginning to know and accept it.

This is why most people visiting the hospitals request to see Dietitians these days. And physicians are now starting to take postgraduate courses in Nutrition to meet up.

That’s a secret! Guard it closely and see opportunities!

While some universities offer it as a medical course, others offer it as an agricultural course.

That explains why Human Nutrition and Dietetics is a course in the college of medical sciences in some schools.

Whereas, it’s a course in the faculty of agriculture in other schools…simply as Nutrition and Dietetics.

I recently wrote a blog showing you Career opportunities for graduates of Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria. I mentioned various areas you can venture into and get employment.

I’m glad you now know a lot more about this course that catches your fancy. So, let me take you through universities offering Nutrition and Dietetics.

Take note that I’ll specify the faculty where Human Nutrition and Dietetics is in these universities.

Below are list of universities offering Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria.

Federal universities to study Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria (2024)

1. University of Ibadan (UI) – College of Medicine

2. University of Calabar (UNICAL) – Faculty of Basic Medical Science, College of Medical Sciences.

3. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) – Faculty of Agriculture

4. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) – Faculty of Basic Medical Science

5. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

6. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUSOK)

7. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

8. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)

Offered as Nutrition and Consumer Services at OAU.

9. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

10. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)

11. Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State

12. University of Uyo (UNIUYO) – Not accredited for Nutrition and Dietetics.

State universities to study Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria

1. Kaduna State University (KASU)

2. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (AAU)

3. Imo State University Owerri (IMSU)

4. Nassarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK)

5. Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN)

6. Zamfara State University, Talata Mafara (ZSU)

7. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)

8. Bayelsa Medical University (BMU)

9. University of Medical Sciences Ondo (UNIMED)

10. Kogi State University, Anyigba (now Prince Abubakar Audu University)

11. David Nweze Umahi University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi State

12. State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Igbo-Eno (Enugu)

Private universities in Nigeria to study Nutrition and Dietetics

1. Afe Babalola University, Ado-ekiti (ABUAD)

2. Babcock University Illishan Remo Ogun State

3. Bowen University – College of Health Sciences

4. Lead City University, Ibadan

5. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt

6. Bells University of Technology, Ota Ogun State

7. Wesley University, Ondo

8. Wellspring University, Irhihi-Ogbaneki, Benin-city, Edo State

9. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State

10. Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State

List of private universities in Nigeria and their school fees

List of Polytechnics offering Nutrition and Dietetics

1. Federal Polytechnic, Offa

2. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

3. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

4. Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

5. Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina

6. Kaduna Polytechnic

That’s it! You made it.

I’ll make effort to update this list regularly as more schools secure accreditation to offer Nutrition and Dietetics.

Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or want to reach out.

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52 thoughts on “Universities offering Nutrition & Dietetics in Nigeria (2024)

  1. Mr Maxwell Good afternoon, hoping all is well with you. I want to know on which salary scales workers in nutrition and dietetics department are?? Those working at universities.
    Additionally, Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare is a University in Nigeria that offers Nutrition and Dietetics
    Thank you
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  2. Please which university will accept D7 in maths and English but the rest are credit and A1 in biology and 196 in jamb for nutrition and dietetics?

    1. The standard requirement to study nutrition and dietetics at any university in Nigeria is a minimum of credit in five subjects including English and Mathematics at a maximum of two sittings.

  3. Why did not write Hassan Usman katsina polytechnic in the list of polytechnic that Offered Nutrition and Dietetics , ND and HND of Nutrition and Dietetics Hassan usman katsina polytechnic offered all above listed

  4. Does benue state university offer nutriotion and dietetics? If yes please what is the cutoff mark

  5. Weldon.
    My daughter score 175 in utme.
    I want her to study nutrition and dietetic.
    She will change from medicine from federal university lafia to Nassarawa state university to nutrition and diatetics.
    I don’t know whether she meet up.

  6. Sir please I got 222 in my jamb dis year, I would like to switch to nutrition and dietetics in unizik I don’t know if my cut off mark is enough for d course.

  7. I’m a graduate of biochemistry bsc, is it possible to study nutrition and dietetics for msc? If no, how do I go about it, I want to study nutrition and dietetics.

  8. Please firstly, uniuyo has not been accredited for Nutrition and Dietetics. I studied the course there, but there where still issues.
    I also want to get the list of universities offering masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. Thank you

  9. Can Nutrition and dietetics offered in work and study and if yes in which school can it be offered in work and study.

  10. I did not see kaduna state university, but they are offering nutrition upto masters level are they not accredited?

      1. Kaduna polytechnic offers Nutrition and Dietetics that’s the course am studying there and it’s not in the list

        1. Please sir I would like to know if it’s possible for someone who graduated as a food technologist from the polytechnic at HND level, to swap to nutrition and dietetics in the university. What level will be the starting point?

  11. Sir please, is unizik accredited to offer nutrition and dietetics and in which faculty is it in?

  12. Why is Wesley University missing in your list of private University offering nutrition and dietetics?

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