Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (4 years)

Curriculum Effective A.Y. 2006-2007

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Program Description

This four-year program equips students with relevant competencies in three areas of nutrition: Hospital Nutrition, Community (Public Health) Nutrition, and Food Service, integrating not only academic and clinical knowledge and skills but also the development of proper values and attitudes in the exercise of the profession.

Program Outcomes

  1. Provide relevant theoretical practical knowledge of food and nutrition necessary for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating programs for various fields of nutrition and dietetics;
  2. Ensure adequate and responsive immersion of students to different nutrition practicum sites;
  3. Deepen students’ understanding of the discipline through constant exposure to recent trends and developments in the field;
  4. Develop sound human and Christian values and attitudes necessary in addressing the health and nutrition needs of various sectors of the society; and
  5. Coordinate and establish linkages with local and international groups and communities for exchange of expertise and resources, research outputs and best practices geared toward the upliftment of the nutritional status of the Filipino people.

Career Opportunities

Manager/Supervisor in agencies Consultant Clinician
Educator Researcher Licensed nutritionist-dietician

Nutrition Clinic

The Nutrition Clinic aims to provide nutritional assessment and other related nutrition services (nutrition counseling, individualized nutrition care plan, and lectures). It takes an active part in improving the quality of life of its clients- the university students, faculty members, staff, personnel and its partner communities.

All of the services are provided by competent Registered Nutritionist-Dietitians, with different areas of expertise in the field.

Objectives

 

  • To provide basic nutritional assessment to the Thomasian community
  • To provide nutrition education and counseling to groups or individuals that may need dietary modifications and/or lifestyle changes that may help improve their quality of life.

 

 

Services

All services can be availed by Thomasian students, faculty members, staff, and personnel.

  1. Nutritional Assessment
  2. Individualized diet plan for specific conditions, such as: a) weight management; b) diabetes; c) hypertension; d) cancer; and e) athletic performance
  3. Nutrition Lecture (inside and outside the university)

Setting an Appointment

Contact the Coordinator of the Nutrition Clinic, Ms. Diane Mendoza, via Tel. No. +63-2-406-1611 local 8476.

Objectives

  • To provide basic nutritional assessment to the Thomasian community
  • To provide nutrition education and counseling to groups or individuals that may need dietary modifications and/or lifestyle changes that may help improve their quality of life.

Services

All services can be availed by Thomasian students, faculty members, staff, and personnel.

  1. Nutritional Assessment
  2. Individualized diet plan for specific conditions, such as: a) weight management; b) diabetes; c) hypertension; d) cancer; and e) athletic performance
  3. Nutrition Lecture (inside and outside the university)

Setting an Appointment

Contact the Coordinator of the Nutrition Clinic, Ms. Diane Mendoza, via Tel. No. +63-2-406-1611 local 8476.

Administration

MS. KATHLEEN N. CRUZADA, MA

Chairperson

MS. DIANE S. MENDOZA, MA

Coordinator, Nutrition Laboratory and Nutrition Clinic

Faculty Members

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Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Education, major in Health Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

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Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (Philippine Women’s University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

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Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Community Nutrition (University of Queensland – New South Wales, Australia)

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

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Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

 

History

Chairpersons

Asst. Prof. Cristina C. Sagum, MEd

Assoc. Prof. Eva O. Olarte, MA

Assoc. Prof. Eleanor O. Sibug, MCN

Assoc. Prof. Cecilia L. Bahrami-Hessari