Faculty of Health Professions

Dean

Prof. Keratiloe Gwebu, DNP

Acting Chair (Environmental Health, Nutrition & Dietetics) – Prof. Keratiloe Gwebu, DNP
Chair (Nursing): Precious Dube, MSc
Coordinators:
1. (Environmental Health)- Siphiwe Makamure,  MPhil

DEPARTMENTS AND DEGREES
A. Department of Environmental Health and Dietetics
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Health                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bachelor of Science Honours in Dietetics

B. Department of Nursing
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing

PHILOSOPHY:
The philosophy of the Faculty of Health Professions is based on Jesus’ mandate. Jesus was and is the greatest healer of the mind, soul, and body. Thus, as His followers we are commissioned to continue His healing ministry till He returns. The healing ministry is continued through education, service, and knowledge discovery.  Students in this Faculty will be educated and trained to prevent, identify, and treat health related human problems and evaluate health risks in the environment.  Students will also be proficient in providing hope, spiritual comfort, and teaching of biblical principles of healthy living.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Faculty of Health Professions is in line with the University’s mission and the tenets of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The mission of the faculty is to prepare health professionals whose values are Christ-centered, and are competent in health-care delivery, research, and teaching of health principles.

Entry Requirements – For Nutrition & Dietetics
Normal Entry Five “O” level passes including English and Mathematics or equivalent, and two “A” level passes including Biology, Chemistry,  and/or Food Science
Special Entry National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND), and Higher National Diploma (HND) in relevant field
Mature Entry At least 25 years of age and 5 years of experience in the relevant field. Five “O” level passes including English
Entry Requirements – For Environmental Health
Normal Entry Five “O” level passes including English and Mathematics or equivalent, and two “A” level passes in Biology and any Science subject
Special Entry National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND), and Higher National Diploma (HND) in relevant field
Mature Entry At least 25 years of age and relevant experience. The applicant may be subjected to an interview

Entry Requirements – For Nursing

Special Entry: National Diploma in General Nursing and minimum 2 years work experience. (Prior knowledge and clinical skills shall be acknowledged and credited 120 Credits )

Five Ordinary Level passes including English Language, Mathematics, and one Science subject

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Air Pollution Analyst.
  • Disaster Management Specialist.
  • Environmental Health Professional.
  • Environmental Inspector.
  • Environmental Sanitation Engineer.
  • Environmental Toxicologist.
  • Groundwater Protection Specialist
  • Community education officer.
  • Food technologist.
  • Health promotion specialist.
  • International aid/development worker.
  • Medical sales representative.
  • Nutritional therapist.

       

       

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    A graduate from BSc Honors in Nursing Science may be employed in various departments such as:

    • Registered Nurse
    • Tutor
    • Clinical Instructor
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