WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$543 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture
Campus:Morogoro Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of human nutrition in terms of science and practice, by laying a broad foundation in applied food and nutrition science and aspects of management of nutrition interventions that is informed by research, to stimulate an informed interest in, and critical analysis of, the development and progress of nutrition and health and their relevance to the diverse range of food and nutritional needs at national and international levels and to build upon and consolidate the knowledge of food and nutritional science and data analysis and manipulation as a basis for possible more advanced, post-graduate studies in appropriate fields of applied nutrition.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
– Provide counseling and nutritional advice to population groups with specify needs (e.g. pregnant and lactating women) and to the general public on appropriate food, nutrition and lifestyles for healthy living
– Assess food security situation and develop appropriate programmes to address food and nutrition insecurity
– Apply basic nutrition principles in dealing with emergences and disasters
– Perform nutritional assessment in different settings and recommend appropriate actions to the community.
– Conduct field surveys or laboratory experiments to generate nutrition data


MTH 102    Basic Mathematics
HN 101    Anatomy and Nutritional Physiology
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science
FT 102    Food Biochemistry
FT 104    Food Microbiology I
CIT 100    Computer Applications

AEA 101    Agricultural    Economics    and Development
EE 101    Introductory Sociology
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
* Audit Course

HN 103    Nutrition Life Cycle
HN 104    Child Care and Development
HN 105    Nutritional Assessment and Surveillance
MTH106    Introductory Statistics
EE 103    Introductory Anthropology
SC 101    Communication Skills II
FT 108    Food Analysis and Instrumentation I

*CIT 100    Introduction to Microcomputers
RD 110    Science, Technology and Agrarian Development
BLS 106    Molecular Biology
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management
FT 107    Introductory  Food Biotechnology
HN 200    Clinical Nutrition
HN 201    Nutritional Epidemiology
HN 203    Information Technology Applications in Nutrition
HN 205    Design and Planning Nutrition Programmes
FT 204    Food Chemistry
HN 202    Livelihood Analysis
FT 201    Food Analysis and Instrumentation II

RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development
FT 211    Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
BLS 203    Analytical Biochemistry
* RD 201 is a pre-requisite course for RD 301 Gender and Development

HN 204    Nutritional Biochemistry
HN 206    Nutrition and Diseases
HN 207    Food and Nutrition Security
FT 212    Food Storage and Handling
HN 208    Geriatric Nutrition and Counselling
FT 209    Sensory Evaluation and Product Development
HN 209    Research Methodology

EE 206    Programme Planning and Evaluation
EE 208    Adult Learning and Development
RD 203    Introduction to Demography and Population Studies
RD 204    International Relations and Economic Cooperation

HN 300    Research   Project I
FCS 303    Catering and Institutional Feeding
FT 304    Food Hygiene
HN 301    Community Health and Health Promotion
HN 302    Nutritional Anthropology
HN 303    Participatory Methods, Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation in Community
RD 313    Socio-Economics of Rural Livelihoods

RD 308    Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and Legislation
RD 301    Gender and Development
AEA 304    Business Strategy
AEA 305    Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation
BLS 312    Public Health and Risk Assessment

HN 309    Research Project II
HN 304    Nutrition Counselling
HN 305    Nutrition Management in Emergency and Disasters
HN 306    Nutrition Information, Education and Communication
HN 307    Policy Analysis for Food and Nutrition
FCS 305  Family Life Education

AEA 311    Business Laws and Ethics
EE 307    Sociology of Development
RD 309    Rural Development Programmes/Projects Appraisal, Monitoring & Evaluation

Admission Requirements

Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/Home Economics/ Science and Practice in Agriculture/Food and Nutrition and Mathematics/Physics/Geography OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Human Nutrition or Home Economics or Food Science or Nursing or Community Development or Clinical Medicine and other related fields and O-level certificate or its equivalent with THREE credits or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects at O-level.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition include:
– Community education officer
– Food technologist
– Health promotion specialist
– International aid/development worker
– Medical sales representative
– Naturopath
– Nutritional therapist
– Nutritionist
– Catering manager
– Chef
– Dietitian
– Health service manager
– Herbalist
– Personal trainer
– Product/process development scientist

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $543
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,087

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,263,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 7,174,950 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,100 USD)

Relevant Contact

Dr Kissa Kulwa
Head, Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries