Historical Background

The School of Health Sciences evolved from the School of Family Sciences, the established School (1966) in Ahfad University College for Women, later promoted to Ahfad University for Women (AUW). The culture of family sciences has been incorporated in the new School of Health Sciences. This aligns the view of expanding to include other applied fields of Health Sciences which are of vital interest to the Sudanese community. However, education in health sciences shares a three-fold interest on international, regional and national levels.

The present School of Health Sciences was launched in 2006, based on the former School of Family Sciences, after four decades of graduating family scientists. The School offers a B.Sc. Honors degree in different disciplines of Health Sciences and offers postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Family Sciences and Diploma in Diabetes Education, also M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics and, PhD in the fields of nutrition, dietetics, public health and physiotherapy.


Provide the necessary environment for excellence in teaching, research, and community services within a multicultural environment and interdisciplinary approach. To generate qualified competent professionals in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health and Physiotherapy for the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.


Preparing/ availing committed women as agents of change capable of enhancing health services that promote the quality of life at national and regional levels.

Core Values:

Professionalism, excellence in teaching and learning, innovation and creativity in research, collaboration and responsive partnership, community involvement, accountability.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified for careers in Hospitals and other health settings; Nursing homes; Diet centers; Food service industries; Private practice; Community-based primary Health Care Projects and Universities as lecturers, clinical educators or researchers.