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 Department 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 III Formal Re-Accredited Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) in 2018.
  • Granted graduate scholarship by the Department of Science and Technology under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program.
  • 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.
  • 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 research published locally and globally.
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 III Formal Re-Accredited Status by the PACUCOA in 2018. All of our full-time faculty is handling research in collaboration with other schools, 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 commended by the PACUCOA for having the most modern nutrition clinic. The school of nutrition also supports student activities and outreach programs thru PAN BETA – the accredited student organization of the university.

FACULTY
Dr. Panlasigui, Leonora N.
Ceballos, Vanessa O.
Flores, Abby Rose C.

VANESSA O. CEBALLOS, MSc, RND is currently a faculty member of the school and the manager of the PWU Nutrition Clinic. She is a former Clinical Nutritionist-Dietitian from the Holy Rosary of Cabuyao Hospital in Laguna. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree in University of the Philippines Los Banos and finished her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition degree in PWU as a scholar from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Science Education Institute (SEI). She had her residency training in the Clinical Nutrition Management Services of the Manila Doctor’s Hospital in 2019. She is currently teaching professional courses such as Medical Nutrition Therapy, Basic Nutrition, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition in the Life Stages, and Nutritional Biochemistry.

ABBY ROSE C. FLORES, MSc, RND is currently a faculty member of the School and teaches professional courses such as Nutrition Research, Foodservice Systems, Basic Foods, and Meal Management. She is a former Therapeutic Nutritionist-Dietitian in the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan, Metro Manila and a field researcher from the DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in the University of Santo Tomas and is a scholar recipient from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition degree at PWU.

LEONORA N. PANLASIGUI, PhD, MSN, RND, DPBCN is the current Dean Emeritus and has dedicated her valuable time and effort in flourishing the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program. She obtained her PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada and her MS in Nutrition at the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. She is engaged in different research projects collaborated with the government and private institutions, for which she has been given numerous recognitions on her accomplishments in the scientific community both local and international.

MARIA SOFIA AMARRA, PhD, MSN, RND is one of the visiting professors for the graduate courses at the PWU School of Nutrition. She finished her bachelor’s degree in Community Nutrition at University of the Philippines Diliman, where she also obtained her master’s degree in Nutrition. She had her doctorate degree in Nutrition with minor in Policy Analysis in UP Diliman and acquired doctorate units in Biological Anthropology at University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She is actively involved in multiple scientific papers, most of which are published in local and international journals.

JOSE MA. C. ANGBENGCO, MD is currently a faculty member of both the graduate and undergraduate courses at the PWU School of Nutrition. He has been with the school for 11 years and has since handled Clinical Nutrition, Statistics, and Physiology courses. In addition of being a medical practitioner in St. Luke’s Medical Center, he is actively involved in clinical research and in facilitating workshops and seminars on Evidenced-Based Medicine.

HERCULES P. CALLANTA, MSPE He finished his bachelor’s degree in University of the Philippines, where he also obtained his MS Physical Education degree. He is an Associate Professor at the College of Human Kinetics in UP Diliman and the former Athletics and PE Director of Lyceum of the Philippines.

LUSITO O. LLIDO, MD, FPCS, FPSGS, DPBCN is an active educator in the MS Clinical Nutrition program of the school. Often referred to as the “Father of Clinical Nutrition in the Philippines”, he is one of the founding members of the Philippine Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. He is currently an active consultant in St. Luke’s Medical Center and is the Head of the Nutrition Committee and Clinical Nutrition Services of the hospital. He has published numerous articles both in local and international scientific journals and also a reviewer of several refereed journals.

SALOME SANTELLA, MSc, RND is a faculty member of the School of Nutrition since 2009 and is currently handling Clinical Nutrition courses in the graduate program. She is presently a Nutritionist-Dietitian in Philippine General Hospital and a former member of the American Dietetic Association.

• Dr. Amarra, Maria Sofia
• Dr. Angbengco, Jose Ma. C.
• Callanta, Hercules
• Dr. Llido, Luisito O.
• Santella, Salome