JAMB Brochure For Nutrition and Dietetics – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for Nutrition and Dietetics under the of Faculty of Agriculture. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Nutrition and Dietetics course in Nigeria,  UTME subject combination for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, A’level, ND, HND, NCE, requirements for Direct Entry candidates, and other necessary information.

Universities Offering Nutrition and Dietetics Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria

  • Bells University of Technology
  • Imo State University
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
  • Nasarawa State University
  • University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • University of Nigeria
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Nutrition and Dietetics Course

To study Nutrition and Dietetics in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science, Mathematics, Physics and English Language.

UTME Subjects Combination For Nutrition and Dietetics Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Nutrition and Dietetics under the Faculty of Agriculture in the institutions are: Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Mathematics/Physics.


Direct Entry Requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics

Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Agric Science, or Physics.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) IMSU accepts Biology/Agric Science/Home Economics, Physics/Maths, Chemistry and a pass in English Language

(ii) UNN in addition to the UTME/general
University entry requirements, Credit passes in Chemistry, Biology or Food and Nutrition or Agricultural Science and Physics or Mathematics.

(iii) MOUAU requires five O level credit passes in not more two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(iv) BELLS requires a minimum of pass in Physics

(v) UNAAB does not accept Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UNN accepts:
a) Passes at the Principal levels in the Higher School Certificate Examination or equivalent passes at GCE Advanced Level in two of the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology (Botany and/or Zoology), Agricultural Science, Physics or Mathematics.
b) OND, NCE, HND in Nutrition in and Dietetics/Home Economics/Agricultural Science, Food Science plus UTME entry requirements into 2 or 3 hundred levels.
c) Certificate in Nursing /NCE in relevant subjects. Candidate must also satisfy the UTME entry requirement.

(ii) MOUAU requires ‘A’ level pass in Chemistry and
Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science and also accepts
SRN/NRN or NCE with Distinction.

(iii) UNAAB accepts:
a) NCE or ND (Upper Credit) in Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science, Home Economics from a recognized institution plus UTME entry requirements into 200 level.
b) Certificate of Registered Nurse of Nigeria plus UTME requirement.


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