University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
Nutrition-related diseases and disorders remain a problem in South Africa, especially among vulnerable groups such as babies, children, teenagers and old people. This degree equips students to make a positive contribution by focusing on community agriculture, nutrition and education. It consists of four levels.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Principles of consumer science

  • Applied science practical

  • End-user Computing

  • Business management

  • Business management

  • Food preparation

  • Introduction to nutrition and energy yielding nutrients

  • Nutrition and nutrient deficiency diseases

Second year subject:

  • Ecosystems

  • Management as a process

  • Development of resources

  • Resource allocation and gender

  • Food preparation

  • Food preparation practical

  • Nutritional care

  • Pregnancy and infant nutrition

  • Nutrition through the life cycle

  • Nutrition and physical fitness

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Societal structures and processes in the South African context

  • Customer behaviour

  • Household and production environment

  • Anthropometry and space manipulation

  • Appropriate technology

  • Personal management

Third year subjects:

  • Nutrition Education

  • Nutrition education and development

  • Nutrition education and extension

  • The community nutrition facilitator

  • Community agriculture production

  • Food behaviour

  • Food security

  • Indigenous cuisine

  • Sociology of families and social problems

Fourth year subjects:

  • Health and nutrition policies

  • Agricultural policies

  • Strategic MGMT in non-profit organisations

  • Resource allocation and participation

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Designing a project

  • Food preservation

  • Food processing

  • Chronic lifestyle diseases

  • Infectious diseases

  • Nutrition and health promotion

  • Strategies to improve nutritional status

  • Theories of social change

Careers: community nutrition facilitator, nutrition educationist, community project manager.



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