Lack of access to good education and correct information can hamper this. Without The high incidence and prevalence of preventable diseases and emergence of new diseases and the need for proper Nutrition places a heavy demand on the existing training institutions offering nutrition related courses.
Recent advances in I.C.T call for a need to revise our training Curriculum to be relevant to today’s market and to improve on operational research in the endeavour to meet Kenyan developmental goals as well as solve malnutrition problems in Kenya and Africa as a region. Nutrition activities are being in-corporated in development programmes and planners are using nutrition outcomes such as improved growth to evaluate the impact of these programmes. With a strong foundation of co-operation between local communities, NGO’s and government, the lives of our people can take the shape we want, and they deserve; i.e. healthy growth and development and greater productivity through good nutrition.
information accessible from research and education programmes, the awareness, skills and behaviors needed to combat malnutrition cannot be developed. All human beings have the right to good nutrition. The world has the obligation to protect this right; building on both the great experience gained and the scientific knowledge achieved thus action is both possible and imperative.
Mt. Kenya University recognizes the need for producing highly skilled Clinical and Community nutrition officers who will provide Kenyans with the much needed quality health care services.
Why study the programme
The major goal of development in Kenya is improvement of the overall well-being and quality of life of the population. Strategies to achieve this goal include Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) the District Focus for Rural Development and Primary Health care.
Mount Kenya University with an emphasis of science, technology and humanities, offers an all rounded education including moral and professional education to all persons irrespective of religion, race, gender or political affiliation, social or cultural background. It endeavors to develop well trained man power equipped with technological scientific knowledge and capacities from certificates, diplomas, under graduate and post‐graduate degree Programmes
The entry requirements set out below must be regarded as minimum requirements which, in no way directly entitle an applicant to a place in the university. The following requirements must be fulfilled: -
A candidate for Diploma In Clinical and Community Nutrition must possess the following equivalents qualifications.
Exemptions and credit transfers
The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted
Programme start dates
Every January, May and Sept