WAEC and JAMB Subject for Nutrition and Dietetics – Medicine

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Nutrition and Dietetics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more…


  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

You must be a Science student with a good background in Science subjects for you to study this course in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!



WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Nutrition and Dietetics

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria universities.

The required subject combination must include:

  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • A trade subject

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Nutrition and Dietetics, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Nutrition and Dietetics

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic

Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects to write in jamb) to study Nutrition and Dietetics are

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Nutrition and Dietetics

(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics plus UTME requirement.


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Universities in Nigeria offering Nutrition and Dietetics include

  1. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  2. Bowen University, Iwo
  3. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions

Cut-off Mark for Nutrition and Dietetics

As you can see above, there are over 3 Universities offering Nutrition and Dietetics. This means the cut-off mark for this Nutrition and Dietetics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Nutrition and Dietetics is a good course and you can also check out the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Nutrition and Dietetics is how many years course?

Nutrition and Dietetics is a four to five years course


Nutrition and Dietetics is under which faculty?

Nutrition and Dietetics is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.


What is Nutrition and Dietetics course all about: 

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (the terms are used interchangeably) prepares you to work as professional nutritionists and dietitians. Nutrition is the study of the role of food nutrients in the body while Dietetics is concerned with the prevention and treatment of a variety of food-related diseases.

Nutritionists and dietitians break down scientific knowledge about food in relation to health and disease, then translate it into practical information to help people change eating habits and improve their health. It covers the core biomedical sciences of physiology with biochemistry and the professional practice of communication and ethics.

Nutrition and Dietetics degree course is designed to produce graduates who can effectively deliver quality preventative nutritional practice within a wide range of settings including health education, health promotion and public health. The degree also offers several opportunities for graduates to continue studying in a number of health or education related specializations.

Core courses

  • Fundamentals of biology
  • Molecular basis of life
  • Food systems nutrition
  • Physical activity and health
  • General chemistry
  • Human physiology
  • Biochemistry of human disease
  • Nutrition across the lifecycle
  • Food products and preparation
  • Fundamentals of nutrition epidemiology
  • The role and function of nutrients
  • Sports nutrition
  • Public health and community nutrition
  • Behavioural science


Where can I work with a Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics 
Potential career includes nutritionist, food company nutritionist, health promotion or lifestyle project officer, sports nutrition consultant and research nutritionist. Possible employers include local and state government (e.g. Health), non-government organisations (e.g.: Cancer Council, Heart Foundation), corporations (research and development) and health-related businesses


Special Consideration

Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) preference will be given to holders of the Professional Certificates of: (a) Nigeria Registered Nurse or equivalent; (b) Own Certificate of Food Science and Applied Nutrition; (c) National Diploma in Agriculture; (d) Public Health Inspectorate Certificate.

(ii) Bowen University, Iwo requires at least two A’ level passes to include Chemistry and any one of Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Physics or Geograph

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) Same as in Medicine and Surgery.

(ii) Bowen University, Iwo requires Five SSCE credit passes in English language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography/Economics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study (waiver) to study Nutrition and Dietetics
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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