The Clinical Nutrition program (CLNS) at the College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) is a clinically focused program that integrates biomedical and nutrition sciences to develop a deep understanding of clinical nutrition therapy. The College adopted (with modifications) the Clinical Nutrition program of The University of Oklahoma in the USA. This program expands the knowledge of the biochemical basis of human nutrition as it relates to health, disease and disease prevention.

College College of Applied Medical Sciences.

Campus Female Campus

Degree BSc (Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition)

Gender Female Only

Years of study 5 years (Includes Pre-Professional and Internship years)

Credit Hours 138

Language English


Phase I: Pre-Professional

Students from all Health Science Colleges attend the first three semesters together. The students are offered intensive English language courses throughout these semesters to strengthen their English language. This phase also introduces students to the basic concepts of general and medical science that are needed for higher-level education in the Health Sciences. Arabic language skills, Islamic values, and Medical ethics are also taught in the first semester. In the second semester, courses in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics for health sciences are offered. In the second academic year, courses in Biochemistry, Behavioral Sciences, Biostatic and Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine, Computer Sciences, and Informatics are offered during the third semester. During the fourth semester, students will study Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Diseases, Basic Pharmacology, Medical Ethics, and Patient Safety and Health Profession Education. At this point, students also begin to take courses in their specialty area as the Introduction to Clinical Nutrition will be offered to the students of this program.

Phase Two (2 years)

This phase of the program is conducted at the College of Applied Medical Sciences. This two years study plan covers specialized course in the Clinical Nutrition field such as; Nutritional Biochemistry, Nutritional Assessment, Food & Nutrition Service Management, Adult Weight Management and Medical Nutrition Therapy. Students will have also to work with Chief of Nutrition department, Dieticians and Diet technicians during field experience courses.

Clinical Nutrition Internship Program

The Clinical Nutrition Internship Program of the College of Applied Medical Sciences is a 12-month, full time program with a nutrition therapy emphasis. It provides the necessary structure, guidance, and support to facilitate the development of each intern as he or she moves towards greater autonomy, and gains the skills, knowledge, and confidence to master increasingly complex tasks and decisions during the course of the training year. The program follows a Competency-Based Model of learning and skill acquisition structure. By the end of the internship year, interns are expected to be ready to function as autonomous Nutrition therapy practitioner with advanced level of competency in all professional areas.