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


CourseNutrition and Dietetics
DurationND 2 Years, HND 2 Years
SuitabilityScience Students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceNot Competitive
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Nutrition and Dietetics. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be a science student with a good background Science subjects for you to study Nutrition and Dietetics in Nigeria Polytechnics, 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 O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria Polytechnics. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Polytechnics, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can 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 polytechnics. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Nutrition and Dietetics must include:
Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science and any three of the following: Food and Nutrition, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, Physics, English Language, Home Management. At least a credit passes in English Language and Mathematics are required.
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Nutrition and Dietetics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Nutrition and Dietetics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Nutrition and Dietetics

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Nutrition and Dietetics that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 150 so that you can easily gain admission into any Polytechnics. Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Nutrition and Dietetics. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree.

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Nutrition and Dietetics must include:
Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science
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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Nutrition and Dietetics, don’t give up. You should consider other Nutrition and Dietetics similar courses or take a look College of Education related courses.
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 Polytechnics to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and polytechnics

These are the list of Polytechnics offering Nutrition and Dietetics:

  1. Anambra State College of Agriculture
  2. Delta State College of Health Technology, Ofuoma-Ughelli
  3. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  4. Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  5. Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State
  6. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
  7. Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State.
  8. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO)
  9. Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State
  10. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY)
  11. Hassan Usman Katsina Poly, Katsina State.
  12. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)
  15. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH)

Can a commercial or art student study Nutrition and Dietetics?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study study Nutrition and Dietetics at the polytechnic because it is a pure science course which need a good background in science subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Nutrition and Dietetics in polytechnics. But note this — Some Polytechnics 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 Nutrition and Dietetics below if available.
Polytechnic Special Consideration/waiver for Nutrition and Dietetics
a) Hassan Usman Katsina Poly, Katsina State. accepts TC II, Craft Certificate, NCE, NTC with four credits in four relevant subjects including Mathematics. OR Category B Physics/Technical Drawing and any of Mathematics or General Science)
c) SHEHU IDRIS requires five ‘O’ credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry, one subject chosen from Physics, Food and Nutrition, Economics, Commerce and Home Management.
d) Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY) requires Chemistry and any two from Biology, Agric. Science, Food & Nutrition, Physics, Mathematics and Economics as UTME subjects.
e) Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO) accept either of Biology or Agricultural Science for UTME subjects
f) Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State requires five o level credits in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science and one subject from the following food and nutrition, physics, economics, Commerce. It Accepts Physics as UTME subject.
g) Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State- Requires a credit pass in Chemistry.
h) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) requires five credits at not more than two sittings to include Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science with at least pass in English Language and Physics.
i) Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi accepts Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Physics and Economics.

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