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College of Health Sciences

BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 128 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Fall
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi


Human nutrition is the study of the essential nutrients in food necessary to support human life and health. It overlaps with many other disciplines, including biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, medicine, and public health. Dietitians apply their knowledge of food and nutrition to promote health and manage and prevent disease.

The role of food in preventing and treating diseases, such as diabetes, is well documented. More dietitians and nutritionists are needed globally to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health.

To register and work as a Clinical Dietician in the UAE, you must have a degree in Dietetics. This combined program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and professional attitude required to practice as a Registered Dietitian.

This program will equip you the knowledge, skills, as well as an understanding of the challenges, needed to become a registered professional in this healthcare discipline. The emphasis on practice means you will have achieved 1000 hours of supervised practice upon graduation, which will qualify you for professional registration. Internships at the Cleveland Clinic and Burjeel Hospitals will prepare you for excellent career opportunities.

This program, developed in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and diagnostic laboratories and hospitals in the UAE, is one-of-a-kind in the UAE.

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

A degree in Human Nutrition can lead to a career working in a variety of roles within the fields of food, nutrition, and health.

Dietitians and nutritionists work in many settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, cafeterias, and within government. Employment opportunities for dietitians and nutritionists are projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all other occupations.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools - General Track
Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics
Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
27 credit hours
Degree Requirements
50 credit hours
Major Requirements
33 credit hours
Research & Placement Requirements
18 credit hours