Why study Nutrition and Dietetics?
To advance the human health through education and research by bridging the gap between medicine and public health, and produce qualified graduates capable of serving the region in diverse areas of food science, food safety, nutrition, and dietetics.
What do students learn in the program?
Our Nutrition and dietetics program will provide all you need to learn about healthy eating and wellness. You will discover what is healthy and unhealthy nutrition, what nutrition is optimal for people practicing sports, people suffering from obesity, people aching from a congenital disease, and much more.
It is a program based on applied biology and chemistry.
What does the program lead to?
The department offers a three-year program leading to a BSc degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Graduates wishing to qualify as licensed dietitians should complete an Internship for a minimum of six months in a recognized medical setting.
How does the program synchronize education with community outreach?
The Department launched the “Blue Caravan Project: Screening for Diabetes and Hypercholesterolemia Prevention” in 2012. More than 6000 citizens from all over the nation have been screened, the largest community outreach campaign launched by a private University in Lebanon.
The World Health Organization, International Diabetes Federation and the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon formally recognized this excellence and designated the Department as a collaborating center for research and outreach in nutrition and obesity- related health problems.
What kind of courses does the program include?
Courses in food processing, food safety, chemistry, pharmacology, clinical nutrition, dietetics and more from the 99-credit curriculum.
Why study Nutrition at AUT?
You get taught by top scientists and nutritionists, get great opportunities to serve your community such as Phoenix Project with Byblos Municipality, attend conferences related to health and nutrition every semester, get opportunities of internships at top hospitals, work with international organizations (International Diabetes Federation) and local institutions (The Ministry of Public Health) to get a better feel of the professional world before graduating. You also get professional certifications along the way. AUT students have scored 100% success in the colloquium examination ever since the program started.
What career opportunities are available beyond graduation?
Students who are enrolled in the BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics are recruited locally and in the MENA region to work in hospitals, NGOs, private clinics, education, research, international organizations, sports clubs, health campaigns, catering companies, food safety, and all related field.