The Associate Degree in Human Performance and Nutrition and Dietetics is delivered over four semesters. Comprising both theoretical and clinical courses as well as clinical practicum experience at healthcare institutions and activity based organization, the program prepares participants to utilize nutrition and activity in the promotion of health, prevention of diseases and management of existing health conditions.

Participants are assigned to the hospital environment to experience restorative nutrition care and to community wellness centers, gyms and sporting facilities for participation in rehabilitation, health promotion, and maintenance of wellness.

Entry Requirements

  1. Post-secondary school students require a minimum of five (5) CSEC passes (Mathematics and English required).
  2. SALCC graduates require Associate Degree or "A" Level qualifications in relevant disciplines.
  3. Mature students and other graduates require professional and work experience; relevant qualification as deemed appropriate by the university college.

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Programme Summary

  • This programme runs for two years and consists of four (4) semesters.
  • Each year consists of two (2) semesters.
  • There is a total of 63 Credits to be scored.
  • Critical Reading and Writing (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Introductory to Sociology (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Algebra Essentials/Mathematical Reasoning and Logic (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (0 Credits)
  • Principles of Nutrition (PG) (3 Credits)
  • Human Body I (PG) (2 Credits)
  • Speech, Self and Society (GE) (3 Credits)
  • A Survey of Saint Lucian Heritage and History (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Ethics and Professional Development (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry II (0 Credits)
  • Health Promotion (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Human Body II (PC) (2 Credits)
  • Human Relations (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Food Preparation 1 (PC) (2 Credits)
  • Sanitation Safety and Hygiene (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy I (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Activity as Therapy (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Elective I (3 Credits)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy II (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Community Nutrition (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Elective II (3 Credits)
  • Hospital Experience: Food Service Practicum, Hospital Sector/Community Experience: Health Centers, Community Setting/Schools (2 Credits)
  • Activity as Therapy Clinical Practicum (2 Credits)

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