Nutrition and Dietetics

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.

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

General Education Requirements 26 credits
Code # Course Title Cr Prerequisites
Group A : Language and Communication (10 credits)
ENG 203 English Communication I 3
ENG 204 English Communication II 3 ENG203
BUS 210 Business
Communication Skills
3 ENG203
BUS 215 Business
Presentation Skills
1 Coreq. BUS210
Group B : General Business & Humanities (7 credits)
BUS 201 Foundations in Business 3
HUM 212 AUT Cultural Plus 1
HUM 318 Human Rights 3 ENG 203
Group C : Arts & Social Sciences (3 credits)
ART 205 Contemporary Arts 3
HUM 210 Arts Appreciation 3
HUM 211 Music Appreciation 3
POL 202 Globalization and Political Change 3 ENG 203
SOC 202 Justice, Society and Gender 3 ENG 203
Group D : Mathematics, Science and Technology (3 credits)
HLT 210 Health and
NTR 201 Introduction to Nutrition 3 ENG 203
Group E : Health and Physical Education (3 credits)
HLT 200 First Aid and Safety 2
PED . Physical Education 1


Faculty Health Course Requirements 21 credits Grade must be C or higher in every Major Course
Code #Course Title Cr Prerequisites
BIO 201 General Biology 4 ENG203
BIO 210 Human Physiology 3 BIO201
BIO 261 Introductory
3 CHE211
CHE 201 Basic Chemistry 4 ENG203
CHE 211 Introductory Organic Chemistry 4 CHE201
STA 210 Statistics For Science 3
Specialization Core Requirements 43 credits Grade must be C
or higher in every Major Course
Code # Course Title Cr Prerequisites
NTR 211 Food and Nutrition 3 BIO201
NTR 231 Food Chemistry 3 NTR211, CHE201
NTR 313 Nutrition Assessment 4 NTR211
NTR 318 Physiopathology 3 BIO210
NTR 322 Food Processing 3 BIO201, CHE201
NTR 331 Food Microbiology & Safety 4 NTR211
NTR 340 Foundations in Food Service Systems 3 Co. NTR211
NTR 345 Human Nutrition 3 NTR211
NTR 408 Food and Drug Interaction 1 Co. NTR410
NTR 410 Pharmacology 3 NTR211, BIO261
NTR 411 Dietetics I 4 NTR441
NTR 422 Food Analysis 2 NTR231
NTR 441 Principles of Clinical Nutrition 4 NTR345
NTR 452 Nutrition in Life Cycle 3 NTR313
Free Elective 9 credits
Total Credits 99 Credits