The Bachelor of Human Nutrition is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of human nutrition, the related biosciences and their application to the maintenance of human health in public health domains as well as the prevention and management of disease. The programme enables students to apply their knowledge of nutrition and holistic approaches to contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition and nutrition-related morbidity and mortality in Namibia. Students will be capacitated with relevant knowledge and skills in foundational cognate areas including food chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, food security, etc., and be able to apply this knowledge in understanding the role of diet in health maintenance and illness prevention.
Candidates may be admitted to this programme if they meet the General Admission Requirements of NUST (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook). In addition, candidates must have a minimum of 15 points in Physical Science, Mathematics and Biology at NSSC (H or O), provided that no symbol must be below C on Ordinary Level.