Palestine Ahliya University, through the Department of Therapeutic Medical Nutrition, strives and dedicates the efforts and capabilities to utilize modern teaching methods to prepare distinguished specialists in Therapeutic Medical Nutrition with high professionalism and competitiveness. Our graduates will be equipped with the culture, knowledge, and skills to provide exceptional services in nutrition and health, achieving global recognition for the quality of our program under the values and ethics of Palestinian society.

Admission Requirements and Credit Hours:

Passing the General Secondary Examination (Tawjihi), or its equivalent with an average of at least  70% in scientific stream.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs): Upon the completion of this specialization, students are expected to be able to:


  1. Identify the scientific relationship between health and nutrition.
  2. Apply proper healthy nutrition methods to prevent diseases and chronic conditions.
  3. Develop healthy dietary programs that improve health and solve community health problems.
  4. Use appropriate dietary systems to assist in treating common medical conditions.
  5. Identify nutritional needs in each stage of human life.
  6. Acknowledge research needs in the specialization field and provide scientific advice to the community.
  7. Initiate scientific discussions based on scientific evidence regarding nutrition-related issues.
  8. Communicate with the local community, individuals, and institutions to have an influential and pioneering role in serving the community.
  9. Be familiar with preparing, preserving, and consuming healthy and nutritious foods.

Potential Job Titles: Therapeutic Medical Nutritionist

Potential Workplace: Graduates can work in/for: 

  1. Governmental and private hospitals and health centers: Graduates will have the chance to work in hospitals, gaining valuable experience dealing with patients and their dietary needs.
  2. Ministry of Health: As health advisors in the Ministry of Health, graduates will be able to examine the community’s health and nutrition problems and propose practical solutions.
  3. Private clinics: Graduates can practice in private clinics, where they will deal with different community segments.
  4. Food industries: Graduates will be able to work in analytical and research laboratories in the food industries, providing advice and guidance to develop healthy food products.
  5. Hotels: Graduates can manage the preparation of healthy meals in restaurants and hotels that meet customers’ needs, aiming to provide nutritious food in public places.
  6. Non-governmental and voluntary organizations: Graduates are qualified to work as advisors in administrative, planning, and supervisory positions.
  7. Sports clubs: Graduates can work in sports institutions as nutrition consultants.
  8. Education: There are opportunities to work in teaching and guidance roles in the Ministry of Education.
  9. Preparing students for pursuing postgraduate studies for master’s and doctoral degrees.
  10. Specialized civil society institutions.
  11. Graduates can establish their private projects.