Post Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Course Overview

The growing scientific evidence that associates dietary intake with health has led to the necessity to produce well-qualified professionals in the area of Human Nutrition and Dietetics who are capable of making a significant contribution to the improvement of people’s health. The Post Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics provides a high-quality, up-to-date study program that covers the full spectrum of professional areas in which a dietitian/nutritionist may operate.

Nutrition and dietetics are an important and integral part of any health delivery endeavor. In the context of public health, solving the challenges of nutrition and dietetics play an enormous role in most public health programs. Health and nutrition are intricately related. This applies to individuals who are healthy or sick, communities, health systems, workplaces. It enables the trainee to acquire competencies for planning and implementation of nutrition and dietetics programs for the improvement of quality and nutrition, dietetic services, and the nutritional status of individuals, communities, and general populations.


  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Nutrition and Maternal Health
  • Nutrition and HIV & AIDS
  • Food Microbiology
  • Principle of Food Processing and Storage
  • Food Analysis
  • Nutrition & Health Issues in Emergency Situations
  • Nutrition and Food Security
  • Nutrition in Emergencies

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper, and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 24 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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