School of Nutrition
COURSES OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND)

BSND is designed to adequately equip the students with fundamental knowledge, attitude, and skills in foods, nutrition, dietetics, management, and allied fields. The program is responsive to the needs of the society and takes into account its needs, resources and potentials, preparing the students as role models locally and globally.

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN)

MSCN is a first-of-its-kind offering in the Philippines and in Asia through Philippine Women’s University. It is a continuously expanding program partnering up with premier healthcare institutions in the country such as the St Luke’s Medical Center and Manila Doctor’s College.

The program focuses on the treatment and prevention of acute illness and chronic disease. It utilizes knowledge based on nutritional biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine the metabolic abnormality and clinical manifestation of disease state. This program is designed to academically prepare clinical nutrition specialists in the hospital and non-hospital settings. Graduates provide comprehensive nutrition care to patients especially those with chronic degenerative diseases.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is designed to adequately equip the students with fundamental knowledge, attitude and skills in foods, nutrition, dietetics, management and allied fields. BSND at PWU is one of the front liners in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Its curriculum is responsive to Philippine society and takes into account its needs, resources and potentials, preparing the students as role models locally and globally.

Career opportunities are Food Service Institution Manager, Hospital Nutritionist-Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist-Dietitian, Culinary Nutritionist-Dietitian, Corporate Nutritionist-Dietitian, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Public Health Nutritionist-Dietitian, Educator, Researcher/Scientist, Entreprenurial Nutritionist-Dietitian.

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition is a joint offering between PWU and St. Luke’s medical Center (SLMC). PWU is the first and only educational institution to offer MSCN in the Philippines and in Asia. Clinical Nutrition focuses on the treatment and prevention of acute illnesses and chronic diseases.

The clinical nutrition utilizes a knowledge based in nutritional biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine the metabolic abnormality or pathophysiology underlying a disease state.

Career Opportunities are Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Nutrition Care Consultant, Nutrition Support Consultant, Educator (Tertiary and Graduate Level), Researcher and Entrepreneur.

HISTORY

The Nutrition Deaprtment started in 1952. Because of the changing needs, concerns and challenges, the Nutrition Department was put under the Philippine Institute of Nutrition, food Science and Technology (PINFST). In 2004, the Nutrition Department separated from PINFST to give it the opportunity to better respond to global demands and challenges.

The School of Nutrition is looking forward with a fresh approach to strenghtening its resources and capabilities with the goal of repositioning the school as a leading player just as it was like 60 years ago.

Highlights

  • • PWU Nutrition and Dietetics degree program was granted level 1 formal accredited status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCoA) in 2011.
  • • Accredited Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider of the Council for Nutrition and Dietetics of the Professional Regulation Commission, Republic of the Philippines.
  • • Active in collaborative research with various institutions both local and international.
  • • Recently appointed as the lead agency for health and nutrition among the South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMIIC) Schools.
  • • First to offer the degree in MS in Clinical Nutrition in the Philippines and in Asia with a strong partnership with St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC).
  • • Commented by PACUCoA to have the MOST MODERN NUTRITION CLINIC in a university setting.
  • • Comprised of awarded and renowned faculty in both BS and MS degree with researches published locally and globally.
  • • Actively supports student’s activities thru the Philippine Association of Nutrition – Beta Chapter (PAN-BETA).
MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM CHAIR

Mavil May C. Cervo, MSc, RND

Greetings from the PWU School of Nutrition!

The changing lifestyle of people emphasizes the important role of Nutrition in our society. Nutrition is now a pivotal factor in maintaining health and reducing the risk of disease.

PWU School of Nutrition is committed to produce globally competitive nutritionist-dietitians responsive to the changing needs of the profession and society. Thus, throughout the years, the School of Nutrition’s curricular programs have been continuously improved to deliver appropriate and updated evidence-based knowledge, attitudes and skills in Nutrition and Dietetics in the clinical, food service, public health, research and corporate settings. PWU offers students a modern Nutrition Clinic in a university setting. In this school, we value our students as the next generation of nutrition scientists and experts, and provide a supportive milieu in pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service.

In 2015, the School of Nutrition was granted level 2 status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). It is also one of the few institutions accredited by the Republic of the Philippines’ Professional Regulation Commission Council for Nutrition and Dietetics to provide Continuing Professional Education. The School of Nutrition is not only a teaching institution; it also has a strong and vibrant research culture. Faculty members are engaged in research, publish and deliver papers at various fora and have established and strengthened partnerships with government institutions like the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of Agriculture, as well as private institutions such as other members of the South Manila Inter-Institutional Schools (SMIIC). The School of Nutrition is also the first to offer the degree in Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) in the Philippines and in the Asia Pacific. The MSCN program is in partnership with St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC), the only hospital in the Philippines to be accredited as an Academic Medical Center by Joint Commission International (JCI).

Being a part of PWU School of Nutrition, you will be embraced with an endless list of opportunities. If you want professors who challenge and inspire; and resources that will open avenues for you to achieve your goals, come and join us in PWU School of Nutrition, and we will certainly help you unleash your highest potential to embark on a career that you will definitely succeed in.

We look forward to meeting you!

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN EMERITUS

Dr. Leonora Panlasigui

Nutrition as a profession had its beginnings in the country with the Philippine Women’s University as a center of academic excellence. Many of our graduates are occupying top positions in hospitals, schools, corporate institutions not only in the Philippines but also abroad. The vision of the School is to develop globally competitive nutrition professionals responsive to the needs of the profession and society through excellence in teaching, research and service. The mission is a commitment to educate students through holistic learning which values heritage and personal integrity, spirituality, family solidarity, community participation and leadership in nutrition.

The School of Nutrition was granted level 1 status by PACUCOA and will be applying for level 2 this year. One hundred percent of our full time faculty is handling research in collaboration with other schools (SMIIC), government institutions such as Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR). The school was also commended by the PACUCOA for having the most modern nutrition clinic. The school of nutrition also supports student activities thru PAN BETA the accredited nutrition student organization of the university.

FACULTY
Dr. Panlasigui, Leonora
Cervo, Mavil May
Carpio, Kevin

DR. LEONORA PANLASIGUI, RND, DPBCN and Dean Emeritus, School of Nutrition has had a long and distinguished career as a teacher, administrator and researcher who has won numerous awards including four international publication awards, Outstanding Professional in Nutrition and Dietetics given by the Professional Regulation Commission (1997), and Outstanding Leader in Nutrition and Dietetics Award given by the Nutritionist-Dietitian Association of the Philippines in 1997. She was a Dietetic Board Reviewer of the board examinations for Nutrition & Dietetics. She has participated in numerous conferences and has been a project leader or co-researcher in over 20 researches and co-authored several books and articles on food and nutrition. She completed her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman; MS in Nutrition at Iowa State University, USA; and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Panlasigui also did dietetics internships in the USA, post graduate studies in Belgium, post-doctoral studies and research fellowships in Canada and Japan, where she was also a visiting scientist.

PROF. MAVIL MAY C. CERVO, MSc., RND has conducted various clinical researches on the effects of food on immune system, cognitive and psychomotor skills and nutritional status of children, as well as on body fat loss, blood glucose level, and bone mineral accretion of adults. She did a study on the determination of nutrient composition of Philippine street foods and co-authored the book on High Value Fruits and Vegetables in the Philippines. She had presented her researches to the scientific community such as the Asian Congress of Nutrition in Yokohama, Japan in 2015 and International Conference on Nutrition and Growth in Paris, France in 2012. One of her researches had been published in an international publication, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, and other researches are being considered in other scientific journals. Recently, she was awarded as the Most Outstanding Nutritionist-Dietitian in the field of Nutrition Research by the Philippine Association of Nutrition. She had placed 6th in the 2007 Nutritionist-Dietitians Licensure Examination and is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, National Research Council of the Philippines, and a Fellow of Philippine Association of Nutrition, Inc., and other prestigious organizations. She is also a peer reviewer of an international publication, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Prof. Cervo obtained her Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition from the University of the Philippines-Diliman (where she was a consistent College Scholar), and Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition in Philippine Women’s University.

KEVIN E. CARPIO, MSc., RND is interested on the role of foods and nutrition in the prevention, treatment, and management of major illnesses. He began his career as a Therapeutic Dietitian at the Makati Medical Center, specializing on hospital dietetics and food service administration. He was also an in-house nutritionist at Gold’s Gym Philippines where he was honed on nutritional assessment, weight management, sports nutrition, and diet therapy for diabetes, food intolerances, and cardiovascular diseases. He is currently teaching professional courses at the Philippine Women’s University and the University of Santo Tomas.

Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree at UST, where he received several awards including placing 4th in the PRC Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Examinations. He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at PWU. Kevin is a member of several nutrition organizations, such as the Philippine Association of Nutrition, Philippine Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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