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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.

  1. Obtain local and international academic certifications.
  2. Follow-up with the continuous developments in the field of nutrition and incorporate them into bachelor's program development.
  3. Increase the annual number of scientific publications in prestigious journals.
  4. Increase the department's role in serving the local community.
  5. Increase the number of employed graduates and those willing to pursue postgraduate studies.
  6. Build partnerships with employers and collaborations with scientists and research institutions locally, regionally, and globally.
Department Chair's Message, Dr. Omar Alhaj

Department Chair
Firstly, on behalf of faculty members, I am pleased to welcome you to the Nutrition Department, which we are proud to be one of ...
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