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.
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.
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.