The Department of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Jordan is considered the first specialized department in its kind in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is also considered one of the oldest among similar departments in the Arabic countries. The department was established in 1980 offering a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Technology. Since its establishment, more than 1700 students were graduated. During the academic of year 2007/2008 the course plan of the department was separated into two programs offering Bachelor degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and in Food Science and Technology.
A graduate program offering a master and doctorate degrees in Nutrition and Food Technology were started in 1988 and in 1996, respectively. More than 200 students were graduated with a graduate degree in Nutrition and Food Technology