Boitekanelo College Courses Offered

As Botswana continues to fight the HIV/AIDS and there has been an increase in disease pattern, the changing disease trends and overburden of chronic diseases, therefore there is critical need for clinical/applied nutrition. This qualification is designed to meet the core purpose of nutrition and dietetics as a profession. The College’s Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition combines all the three components, i.e. clinical evaluation, community concerns, and food service management, whereas the University of Botswana and Institute of Health Sciences focuses mainly on the family and consumer science programs.


The program runs for a minimum period of four (4) years. To receive a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, students must earn 137 credit hours. The program comprises of the following courses.

Degree Courses

BSc in Emergency Medical Care (EMC) (4yrs)

BSc in Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) (4yrs)

BSc in Health Promotion & Education (HPE) (4yrs)

BA in HealthCare Service Management (HSM) (4yrs)

BA in Counselling (COU) (4yrs)

Diploma Courses

Higher National Diploma in Pharmacy Technology (PHA) (3yrs)

National Diploma in Clinical Technology (CLT)(3yrs)

Diploma in Healthcare Management (HCM) (2yrs)

Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)(2yrs)

Diploma in Emergency Care Technology (ECT) (2yrs)

Diploma in Counselling (COU) (2yrs)

Diploma in Health Education & Promotion (HEP) (2yrs)

Certificate Courses

Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) (1yr)

Certificate in Healthcare Administration (HCAd) (1yr)

Certificate in Health Education Assistance (HEA) (1yr)

Certificate in Emergency Medical Care (EMC) (1yr)

Certificate in Healthcare Assistance (HCA) (1 yr)

Certificate in Counselling (COU) (1yr)

Certificate in Dental Surgery Assisting (DSA) (1 yr)

Certificate in Plaster Technology (PLT) (1yr)

Short Courses

Occupational Health & Safety

Workplace Wellness

Basic Counselling Skills

Basic First Aid

Peer Education

Disaster Management

Substance Abuse

Waste Management

Professional Laundry Services

Professional Cleaning and Housekeeping Services

Basic Fire Fighting

Advanced Fire Fighting

Public Fire Safety

Electrical Safety

Phleubotomy For Health Care Providers

Wild Land Fire Management

Emergency Evacuation Plan For Supervisors And Managers