Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

VISION: To be a world class Department of Human Nutrition for Academic Excellence geared towards promoting good nutrition for optimal Human health.


  • To expand nutrition knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning, research and innovation.
  • To produce graduates with sufficient knowledge, professional skills, and competence in promoting optimal nutrition, health and sustainable developments.

To produce graduates who are worthy in character and Learning

The programmes in the Department are being upgraded and expanded on a continuous basis in line with the latest development in the field of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

All our programmes reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the science of Nutrition. The Departmental staff consists of Academic, Laboratory, and Non-teaching /Supportive Staff

The Department also offers postgraduate programmes at the MSc level.


The Research Focus of the Department includes but not limited to the following

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition
  • Maternal and child health Nutrition
  • Development of Nutritional Measurement Tools
  • Effects of Diet in Clinical Diseases.
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Nutrition Policy and International Nutrition
  • Nutrition, Population and Development
  • Food Consumption Survey
  • Food Analysis and Evaluation of Diets
  • Metabolic effects of foods and diets



The balance of courses in basic sciences, social sciences and biological sciences, and integration of these in human nutrition courses prepare you for many career options.

Holder of a degree in Human Nutrition can be employed as nutrition programme officer or research fellow with the UNICEF, Federal Institute Industrial Research Organization (FIIRO), Institute of International Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) or other relevant International Agencies with interest in nutrition programmes. Nutritionists have occupied top positions as researchers, programme officers, advisors under FAO, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), World Food Programme of the United Nations and WHO. You may be employed as a Local, State or Federal Ministry of Health Nutrition Officer.

National Emergency Relief Agency (NERA) at the National, State and Local Government level employs nutritionist as part of the relief team. Most Medical Schools, Teacher’s Colleges, University of Agriculture, School of Nursing or School of Health Technology and Women’s Development Centres including Agriculture Extension Settlements employ graduates of Human Nutrition and Dietetics to work as instructors/teacher/lecturers. A graduate of this Department may work as Quality Control Officer or become sales representatives to big food and pharmaceutical companies to promote sales of food products and food supplements including vitamins and minerals. Government institutions including National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have found graduates of Human Nutrition and Dietetics appointable. The Custom and Excise Duty also employs nutritionists to control the importation of banned food products into the Nigerian Market.

You may get a job related to food and nutrition such as an officer in charge of food service in Health Institutions, Corporate Organizations or hospitality businesses or in another field of interest, using the knowledge and skills you have gained through your education and life experience. A dietitian-nutritionist may continue his/her education through a hospital-based dietetics training programme.


Admission Requirements Remarks
SSCE Direct Entry UTME Subjects
Five O level credit in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and any one of the following:

Economics, Geography and Agric Science at one sitting

A Level Passes including Physics, Chemistry and Biology UTME subjects

English, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology










1 Prof.   Obatolu Veronica B.Ed Home Economics OAU

M.Sc. U.I Human Nutrition

Ph.D U.I Human Nutrition



2 Dr. Adepoju Oladejo Thomas B.Sc. OAU

M.Sc. Ilorin

Ph.D U.I Human Nutrition

3 Dr Dada, I. O. BSc (UNILAG), MSc, PhD (U.I) Lecturer I
4 Mr. Kayode Ajayi B.Sc  U.I  Human Nutrition

M.Sc U.I  Human Nutrition

Ph.D U.I Human Nutrition (in progress)

Lecturer I
5 Mrs Talabi Justina B.Tech FUTA Food Science and Technology

M.Sc U.I    Food Technology

PhD FUTA  Food Science and Technology

Lecturer I
6 Miss Omotola Taiwo B.Sc. Bowen Food Technology

M.Sc U.I Human Nutrition.

Ph.D U.I  Human Nutrition(in progress)

Lecturer II
7 Mrs Olagunju Omotola B.Sc FUNAAB Food Science and Technology

M.Sc U.I  Food Technology

PhD Durban Food Technology (in progress)

Lecturer II
8 Mr Tope Omojola B.Sc OOU Food Science and Nutrition

M.Sc U.I  Human Nutrition

PhD  U.I  Human Nutrition

Assistant Lecturer