Nutrition and Dietetics

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.

Placement Exam Required


Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BS) – (99 Credits)

General Education Requirements26 Credits 
Code# CourseTitleCrPrerequisites
Group A : Language and Communication (12 credits)
ENG260English Language Skills I (ENG 200 – English Writing Skills)3Placement
ENG280English Language Skills II (ENG 203 – English Communication I)3 
ENG305Research Methodology (ENG 204 – English Communication II)3ENG203
BUS210Business Communication Skills (COM 210 – Communication & Presentation Skills)3ENG203
Group B : General Business & Humanities (7 credits)
ENT301Start-up Business Entrepreneurship 3 
HUM212AUT Cultural Plus1 
HUM318Human Rights3ENG 203
Group C : Arts & Social Sciences (3 credits)
ART205Contemporary Arts 3 
HUM210Arts Appreciation3 
HUM211Music Appreciation3 
POL202Globalization and Political Change3ENG 203
SOC202Justice, Society and Gender3ENG 203
Group D : Mathematics, Science and Technology (3 credits)
HLT210Health and Wellness3 
NTR201Introduction to Nutrition3ENG 203
Group E : Health and Physical Education (1 credits)
PED.Physical Education1 
Faculty Health Course Requirements21 CreditsGrade must be C or higher in every Major Course
BIO201General Biology4ENG203
BIO210Human Physiology3BIO201
BIO261Introductory Biochemistry3CHE211
CHE201Basic Chemistry4ENG203
CHE211Introductory Organic Chemistry4CHE201
STA210Statistics For Science3 
Specialization Core Requirements43 CreditsGrade must be C or higher in every Major Course
Code# CourseTitleCrPrerequisites
NTR211Food and Nutrition3BIO201
NTR231Food Chemistry3NTR211, CHE201
NTR313Nutrition Assessment4NTR211
NTR322Food Processing3BIO201, CHE201
NTR331Food Microbiology & Safety4NTR211
NTR340Foundations in Food Service Systems3Co. NTR211
NTR345Human Nutrition3NTR211
NTR408Food and Drug Interaction1Co. NTR410
NTR410Pharmacology3NTR211, BIO261
NTR411Dietetics I4NTR441
NTR422Food Analysis2NTR231
NTR441Principles of Clinical Nutrition4NTR345
NTR452Nutrition in Life Cycle3NTR313
Free Elective  9 Credits 
Total Credits  99 Credits