This is a four-year program that will lead to a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (NDCP). The program has a concentration in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and combines theoretical and experiential learning in Nutrition and Dietetics with at least 1200 hours of supervised practice in affiliated medical facilities. The proposed educational framework is based on the knowledge, skills, and core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for entry-level dietitians. Students are first admitted to the didactic Nutrition and Dietetics program and then apply to the NDCP towards the end of their sophomore year in Nutrition and Dietetics, after completion of at least 30 credits.
More specifically, the program involves several inter-related dimensions; it is:
• dedicated to providing quality education that prepares students for competent practice and current and future roles in the dietetic profession. • committed to facilitating the intellectual, personal, and professional growth and lifelong learning of students. • committed to developing critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills to prepare students for the challenges of an evolving diverse community and workplace. • committed to providing an integration of theory with application of learning through a sequence of supervised practice experiences that encourage student self-evaluation and selfdirection. • dedicated to preparing students with added proficiency in providing nutrition education to a variety of clients. • committed to providing an environment for students to conduct research and develop professional attitudes, maturity, and an ethical understanding of professional practice, thereby improving the dietetics practice. • committed to preparing competent nutrition professionals who perform in adherence to the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.
AUB admits students from both twelve- and thirteen-year secondary school systems. Students holding diplomas from a twelve-year secondary school system may gain admission to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences by completing the freshman program at AUB or its equivalent elsewhere. Students from a thirteen-year secondary school system must hold the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II in general sciences or life sciences, or the equivalent, if they come from another country. Holders of the Baccalaureate Part II in Humanity may be considered for admission provided they take one additional course MATH 203.
Once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the OLD SATI (Jan 2016 or Earlier) OR 5.5 on IELTS (for IELTS we also requires an additional English Placement test to be done at AUB).
AUB’s Office of Financial Aid has devised several types of need-based assistance programs. These include grants based on the financial status of the student’s family, student loans at low interest rates and favorable repayment options, academic merit scholarships, work study programs that allow students to finance their education while acquiring professional skills at various offices in the University, and assistantships for graduate students.
The AUB scholarship program ensures that students who meet the University's academic standards will have the opportunity to receive an AUB education.
AUB has always been committed to educating students from different nationalities, religions, races, and political persuasions. We are working hard to make sure that economic background is not a factor in the admission process. The University's liberal arts curricular and educational philosophy rests on the principles of intellectual freedom, scientific reasoning, and exposure to a wide range of ideas. AUB encourages concentration in a field of study and seeks to cultivate morally conscious citizens.