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Bachelor of Human Nutrition
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 4 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 08BOHN


The Bachelor of Human Nutrition is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of human nutrition, the related
biosciences and  their application  to  the maintenance of human health in public health domains as well as  the prevention and 
management  of  disease.  The  programme  enables  students  to  apply their  knowledge  of  nutrition  and  holistic  approaches  to 
contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition and nutrition‐related morbidity and mortality in Namibia. Students will be capacitated 
with  relevant  knowledge  and  skills  in  foundational  cognate  areas  including  food  chemistry,  human  anatomy  and  physiology, 
microbiology, biochemistry, food security, etc., and be able to apply this knowledge in understanding the role of diet in health 
maintenance  and  illness  prevention.  The  programme,  further  aims  to  produce  graduates  who  can  deliver  quality  nutritional 
services within a wide range of settings including public health, health education or health promotion, the food industry, and other 
areas of nutrition.

On completion, graduates who intend to practice as Nutritionists will be eligible to register with the Health Professions Council 
(HPCNA)  of Namibia. After  registration with HPCNA,  they may  be able  to  find employment  in  both  public and  private  sector, 
municipalities, research institutions, other health related institutions, as well as teaching/training institutions.


Admission Requirements 

Candidates may be admitted to this programme if they meet the General Admission Requirements of NUST (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the 
NUST Yearbook). In addition, candidates must have a minimum of 15 points in Physical Science, Mathematics and Biology at NSSC 
(H or O), provided that no symbol must be below “C” on Ordinary Level.

For candidates seeking admission with NSSCO/NSSCAS results requirements are as follows: in addition to meeting the University’s 
minimum admission requirements as spelt out in the general rules, candidates must have a minimum of 20 points in Mathematics, 
Chemistry, Biology and Physics on NSSC Ordinary Level or Advanced Subsidiary level (NSSCO/AS), provided that no symbol must 
be below “C” on Ordinary Level or a “D” on Advanced Subsidiary Level. Candidates must further have obtained at least an “E” on
Ordinary level in English.

Mature age candidates will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entrance examinations 
of NUST (G12.2 in the Prospectus/Year Book) – with a minimum of 50% in both English and Mathematics.

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