Training in Nutrition and Dietetics takes place under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MoHEST). The training in Nutrition and Dietetics takes 3 years which includes both theoretical and practical training. Succesful completion of the course is based on both internal examinations and examinations set by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) at the end of each of the three modules. This nationally recognized diploma will enable graduates to work in the healthcare sector in Kenya and also in many other countries.
In 2007 the government established the Kenya Nutrition and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) which has the mandate to oversee all training and practice in Nutrition. The course in North Coast MTC is also registered under the KNDI. The intake criteria for the diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from the KNDI are higher: C-plain mean grade, C-plain in English or Kiswahili, C-plain in Biology or Biological Sciences, C-plain in Chemistry or Physics and C-minus in Maths or Physics or Home Science or Agriculture or General Science. If you sat for another secondary school examination = (e.g. British or American system) please let your documents be certified by the KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council). They will inform you what will be considered the equivalent as per the KCSE. Students in both KNEC and KNDI courses are eligible for registration with the KNDI.
Intakes are only in September. If you want to apply for the next intake, please go to the application form or download and print the pdf “Application Nutrition and Dietetics".
About the Nutrition Department of NCMTC
Description of service
The nutrition department is committed in producing nutrition practitioners who are excellent both in academics and practical knowledge and high professionalism, while espousing the core values of North coast MTC of caring, compassion, equity, respect, patient-centered and patient sensitive care.
Skills lab methodology
Nutrition continues to advance and transform within our dynamic department in response to modern healthcare innovation and the community’s expectation. Therefore in the quest for practical excellence we pride ourselves to having embraced the skills lab concept right from inception of the course. This ensures that our students gain competence in areas of skills before going out to the real world.
The mission of the NCMTC department of nutrition is to offer an encouraging and supportive learning environment for the students and train, coach, and guide them to become competent and compassionate nutritionist, committed to improve the health of individuals and diverse communities locally and globally through leadership excellence in nutrition education, research, practice and service.
The department of nutrition envisions itself tobe a centre of excellence that is respected for the high quality and the commitment of its graduates and by its graduates.
NCMTC is fully accredited by the Kenya Nutritionist and Dietitian Institute to continue offering nutrition education as part of its core departments.
The department is ably headed by the course co-coordinator who is assisted by class manager and other lecturers in their daily operations of the department.
During the course of study the students will be placed in different health facilities and food establishments in the region to gain practical in experience.
Legibility to enter training in the Diploma Nutrition and Dietetics:
- Mean grade C-Plain at KCSE level or its equivalent and the examination body is KNEC