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BSc in Nutritional Science

Student Handbook

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Accreditation Status

The BSc in Nutritional Science at UAEU is currently working towards acquiring

international accreditation from the Association for Nutrition (AFN) in UK.

Benefits of AFN accreditation:


It ensures the quality of the program


It puts graduates at an advantage when compared to those who are coming from

non-accredited degree programmes


Oportuntiy for any graduate to be directy register as Registered Associate

Nutritionist to the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN)

AFN Core Competencies

Any program accredited by AFN must cover the four groups of core competencies as

defined by AFN in Science, Food Chain, Spocial/Behavioural, Health/WellBeing and




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Core Competency 1 - Science

Knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of nutrition. Understanding nutritional

requirements from the molecular through to the population level – for either human or

animal systems.

Core Competency 2 - Food Chain

Knowledge and understanding of the food chain and its impact on food choice. Integrating

the food supply with dietary intake.

Core Competency 3 - Social/Behaviour

Knowledge and understanding of food in a social or behavioural context, at all stages of

the lifecourse.

Core Competency 4 - Health/Wellbeing

Understanding how to apply the scientific principles of nutrition for the promotion of health

and wellbeing of individuals, groups and populations; recognising benefits and risks.

Core Competency 5 - Professional Conduct

Understanding of professional conduct and the Association for Nutrition’s Code of Ethics

with evidence of good character.

Dec 10, 2018
Nov 20, 2022