WAEC, JAMB Subject for Nutrition and Dietetics – Medicine

Last updated on August 27th, 2018 at 02:27 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Nutrition and Dietetics – Under Medicine; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note

  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

The admission requirement to study Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Nutrition and Dietetics?
The subjects needed to study Nutrition and Dietetics in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Nutrition and Dietetics must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (the terms are used interchangeably) prepares you to work as professional nutritionists and dietitians. Nutrition is the study of the role of food nutrients in the body while Dietetics is concerned with the prevention and treatment of a variety of food-related diseases. Nutritionists and dietitians break down scientific knowledge about food in relation to health and disease, then translate it into practical information to help people change eating habits and improve their health. It covers the core biomedical sciences of physiology with biochemistry and the professional practice of communication and ethics.

Nutrition and Dietetics degree course is designed to produce graduates who can effectively deliver quality preventative nutritional practice within a wide range of settings including health education, health promotion and public health. The degree also offers several opportunities for graduates to continue studying in a number of health or education related specialisations.

Core courses

  • Fundamentals of biology
  • Molecular basis of life
  • Food systems nutrition
  • Physical activity and health
  • General chemistry
  • Human physiology
  • Biochemistry of human disease
  • Nutrition across the lifecycle
  • Food products and preparation
  • Fundamentals of nutrition epidemiology
  • The role and function of nutrients
  • Sports nutrition
  • Public health and community nutrition
  • Behavioural science

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Nutrition and Dietetics?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Nutrition and Dietetics are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Nutrition and Dietetics?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics plus UTME requirement.

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Nutrition and Dietetics, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Nutrition and Dietetics?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Nutrition and Dietetics include

  1. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  2. Bowen University, Iwo
  3. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions

Where can I work with a Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Nutrition and Dietetics. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating.

Potential career includes nutritionist, food company nutritionist, health promotion or lifestyle project officer, sports nutrition consultant and research nutritionist. Possible employers include local and state government (e.g. Health), non-government organisations (e.g.: Cancer Council, Heart Foundation), corporations (research and development) and health-related businesses

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Nutrition and Dietetics have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Nutrition and Dietetics?
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) preference will be given to holders of the Professional Certificates of: (a) Nigeria Registered Nurse or equivalent; (b) Own Certificate of Food Science and Applied Nutrition; (c) National Diploma in Agriculture; (d) Public Health Inspectorate Certificate.

(ii) Bowen University, Iwo requires at least two A’ level passes to include Chemistry and any one of Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Physics or Geograph

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Nutrition and Dietetics?
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) Same as in Medicine and Surgery.

(ii) Bowen University, Iwo requires Five SSCE credit passes in English language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography/Economics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study (waiver) to study Nutrition and Dietetics?
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

See also:

Search here

Pocket
Bookmark this on Digg
Share on reddit

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *