BS in Nutrition and Dietetics

There is increasing evidence that what we eat affects our health and quality of life. Nutrition is the science that examines dietary factors and their relationship with public health. Dietetics involves understanding and meeting people’s nutritional needs in health and disease through proper nutrition assessment, counseling and nutrition support at the individual and community level.

What Will I Learn?

Upon successful completion of the program, you should be able to:

Your Career

Graduates of this program can pursue careers/specializations in the following areas:

* Nutrition graduates may also wish to become credentialed dietetic professionals after completion of NUT500, passing the Dietetics Colloquium exam by Ministry of Education and Higher Education and obtaining the Lebanese Dietetic Licensure from Ministry of Public Health.


You must complete a total number of 96 credits, and can be completed in three years by those entering as sophomores.

Major Courses (44 credits)




NUT201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
NUT301 Community Nutrition 3
NUT312 Food Chemistry 3
NUT313 Food Analysis Lab 1
NUT335 Foodservice and Safety Management 3
NUT346 Quantity Food Production 2
NUT356 Nutrition Status Assessment 2
NUT357 Meal Planning 1
NUT367 Food Processing 2
NUT368 Food Processing Lab 1
NUT379 Food Microbiology Lab 1
NUT401 Advanced Human Nutrition 3
NUT422 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NUT423 Medical Nutrition Therapy I Lab 1
NUT424 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NUT425 Medical Nutrition Therapy II Lab 2
NUT430 Nutrition in Life Cycle 3
NUT445 Counseling Communication Skills 2
NUT468 Management Systems in Dietetics 2
NUT499R Senior Study Research in Nutrition 3

* Nutrition and nursing students should take the restricted section of Nut 201 and not the elective section. 




CHM200 Essentials of Chemistry* 3
BIO201 General Biology I* 3
BIO201B General Biology I Lab 1
BIO260 Human Anatomy and Physiology* 3
BIO261 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
CHM310 Basic Organic Chemistry* 3
CHM313 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
NUT222 Microbiology in Nutrition* 3
BCH300 Essentials of Biochemistry 3
STA205 Biostatistics* 3

Computer Skills (1 credit)




CSC201 Computer Application 1

* These are also counted as part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Curriculum Requirements.

Licensure for Dietetics Practice

In order to be eligible to pass the National Colloquium Examination at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and obtain the Lebanese licensure for Dietetics practice (LD), BS in Nutrition and Dietetics graduates need to conduct a dietetic supervised practice at the dietetics department of a Lebanese healthcare facility that is approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Accordingly, Nutrition graduates can enroll in the LAU Dietetic Internship Program (DIP) upon meeting certain progression criteria.

Please note that the BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and DIP do not lead to New York State certification. Dietitians licensed in Lebanon do not have the authority to independently engage in the ordering of medical nutrition therapy in New York or other states in the USA.

*Students enrolled before fall 2018 can refer to the LAU Academic Catalog of 2017-2018 for the curriculum.