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Human Nutrition & Dietetics


The Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the Medunsa Campus is one of the leading departments, offering training in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition. It was established in 1974 as the first department to offer training in Dietetics using English as the medium of instruction, and therefore has become nationally and internationally recognised as an outstanding nutrition and dietetics department.

It has always focussed on the empowerment of formally disadvantage learners with a particular emphasis on community-based initiatives to solving the nutrition challenges in Africa.


The Department strives to be a leading provider of people- oriented and right-based dietetic training programme; which produces leaders distinct in their ability to serve the people of Africa


The Department of Human Nutrition is committed to the facilitation of learning, education and training of competent dieticians through excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement in order to meet nutritional challenges and needs of our ever changing society.