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Program History

The Clinical Nutrition program (CLNS) is an undergraduate program that opened its doors in Al Ahsa to the female students in August 2015. CLNS program is established in the three branches of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences within the College of Applied Medical Sciences. The College adopted the Clinical Nutrition program of the University of Oklahoma in the United States with some modifications to suit the needs of Saudi community. The program seeks to achieve its mission of education, research and community services by recruiting highly qualified faculty members specialized in the fields of Food Science, Community Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics.


The mission of the Clinical Nutrition program (CNP) at KSAU-HS is to graduate highly trained dietetic professionals capable of using their expertise to prevent and treat different illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and assessing the nutritional status of the patients.


The Clinical Nutrition program (CNP) at KSAU-HS seeks to become a recognized program by peers and professional organizations.


Prepare students to be committed and to display professional behavior towards all members of health care team and towards patients and their families.
Prepare and educate student to have a deep knowledge of the ethical principle related to Clinical Nutrition and be committed practitioner with professional integrity.
Train students to be competent in decision-making and clinical reasoning in order to develop a Clinical Nutrition diagnosis by interpreting findings from patient’s history, clinical and other diagnostic examinations, taking into account the cultural and social background of the individual.
Develop student’s knowledge and understanding of the broader issues of Clinical Nutrition in clinical practice; be competent in a wide range of skills including research, problem-solving, planning, communication, presentation and team work skills.
Develop the student’s ability in communicating efficiently with patient and other professionals both orally and in writing.
Improve student’s abilities in planning and carrying out community nutritional assessment.


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