The Department of Nutrition was established in the Faculty of Pharmacy and
Medical Sciences at Petra University in 2000. The Department of Nutrition
awards a bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics with a total of
136 credit hours (four years program) and is accredited locally by the Higher
Education Accreditation Authority.
The Department of Nutrition prepares graduates who are qualified and able
to meet the challenges and requirements of working and scientific life by
providing them with all the knowledge and nutritional practices they need to
keep up with the demands of the labor market such as hospitals, nutrition
centers, diets and their own projects. The department assigns great importance
to scientific research in various fields of nutrition, attracting faculty
members from prestigious universities who have publications and literature in
prestigious international scientific journals and receive local and
international awards and honors.
The Department of Nutrition is interested in modern methods of teaching
students, by providing the latest and best curricula and sciences that
demonstrate the importance and value of the food we eat daily and work to apply
it in the department's laboratories equipped with some of the best devices used
in food analysis, preservation and manufacture while maintaining its
nutritional value. On the other hand, in order to maintain the quality and
quality of education, the department adopts field and laboratory research
programs supervised by a group of qualified faculty members to generate modern
scientific knowledge, which has been translated through scientific research and
field training to meet the needs of the labor market.
The Nutrition Department provides a nutritional clinic for nutritional
assessment, scientific research, community nutritional counselling, practical
application of diet and disease curricula and development of communication
skills among students. The clinic also has the latest and most accurate devices
used to measure height, weight and body components, linking science to
practical application with the latest modern and computerized teaching methods.
Being the best
choice for scientists and for students wishing to study nutrition at the local
and regional levels and be pioneers in education and scientific research in the
nutrition and food science fields.
The Department of
Nutrition aims to provide local and regional markets with highly qualified
graduates in the fields of nutrition and dietetics; providing them with
lifelong learning skills and enabling them to compete in the labor market, with
the focus on the principles of participation, respect, non-discrimination,
transparency, and social responsibility.