Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Community Health and Development in Kenya

  • Course Name: Diploma in Community Health and Development(Community Health and Development)
  • Major Subject: Community Health and Development
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Community Health and Development

  • Machakos Institute of Technology Machakos Institute of Technology, Machakos  

    -Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent or 3 years experience in Community Development activities.
    -Certificate in Community development, Social development, Social work, Community Health, Counseling and Psychology.
    -Course open to Beginners, Development facilitators, Project managers and Fresh students


    DCHD 4000: Diploma in Community Health and Development
    This is a one and half year course whose objective is to equip students with knowledge and skills and knowledge on patterns of diseases, organization and administration of different health services that may be provided to the community. At the end of the course, students are expected to be skilled and knowledgeable in the following areas:


    DCHD 4001: Communication Skills
    DCHD 4002: Introduction to Community Health
    DCHD 4003: Health Education and Promotion
    DCHD 4004: HIV/AIDS as a National Disaster
    DCHD 4005: Bio Statistics
    DCHD 4006: Social Research Methods and Project Paper
    DCHD 4007: Nutrition and Dietetics
    DCHD 4008: Counselling Skills
    DCHD 4009: Maternal and Child Health /Midwifery and Family Planning
    DCHD 4010: Environment and Health
    DCHD 4011: Community Participation and Motivation in Health Care Programmes
    DCHD 4012: Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
    DCHD 4013: Law and Community Health
    DCHD 4014: Health Management and Administration
    DCHD 4015: Resource Mobilization, Management and Fundraising
    DCHD 4016: Computer Skills and Information Communication Technology
    DCHD 4017: Attachment and report
    DCHD 4018: Project paper
  • Kenya Institute of Social Work Kenya Institute of Social Work, Nairobi   
    Admission criteria
    -Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 3 or the equivalent
    -Course open to Beginners, Community development workers, Pastors, Welfare officers and Fresh students

    Program duration: 1 1/2 years

    Course content
    -Health Service Management
    -Nutrition And Public Health Law
    -Nutrition In Emergencies
    -Principals And Practice Of Management
    -Trade Project
    -Project Management
    -Management Of HIV And Aids
    -Sexual And Reproductive Health
    -Health And Nutrition Education And Promotion
    -Environmental Health And Safety
    -Maternal And Child Health
    -Research Methods
    -Business Plan
    -Nutrition Throughout The Life Cycle
    -Therapeutic Nutrition In Disease Management
    -Food And Nutrition Security
    -Principles Of Community Health And Nutrition
    -Human Anatomy And Physiology
    -Food Production Safety And Hygiene.
    -Microbiology And Parasitology
    -Communicable Diseases
    -Community Nutrition Assessment And Surveillance
    -English Language
    -Communication Skills
    -Life Skills
    -Information Communication Technology
  • Delhi College Delhi College, Nairobi  
    Duration: 108 weeks

    Language: English

    Examination Body: ABMA

    Course outline:
    Level 4 Diploma
    • Community Development Values
    • Community Health and Disease Management
    • Understanding Poverty in Communities
    • Supporting the Vulnerable in Communities
    • Sociological Perspectives on Community
    • Life skills
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Information communication technology
    • Communication skills

    Level 5 Diploma
    • Business Planning and Practice for Community Organizations
    • Conflict Resolution and Community Campaigning
    • Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
    • Marketing Principles and Methods for Community Organizations
    • Project Finance and Funding

    Level 6 Diploma
    • Community and Inter-Agency Working
    • Social and Community Enterprise
    • Intercultural Dialogue and Community Engagement
    • Reflective Practice in Community Development
    • Comparative Policy and Social Movements in Community Development.
  • The Management University of Africa (MUA) The Management University of Africa (MUA), Nairobi  
    Admission shall be granted to holders of any of the qualifications below:

    (i) KCSE mean grade C- (Minus) or its equivalent; or,

    (ii) MUA certificate in respective diploma programme or any related area; or,

    (iii) A KNEC/KIM certificate in respective diploma programme or related areas or its equivalent; or,

    (iv) A KNEC/KIM Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution of learning in a related area.

    Program duration: Two years (6 semesters) inclusive of three months Industrial Attachment

    Fees: KES. 40,000 per semester inclusive of administration and examination fees

    Semester dates

    (i) January-April

    (ii) May - August

    (iii) September - December
  • Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences, Thika  
    Admission requirements
    The minimum requirement for admission for Diploma in Community Health and Development Is C- in Kenya Certificate in Secondary Education or its equivalent as ascertained with the ministry of Education and any other certified certificate from other institutions.

    The Diploma in Community Health and Development is offered over a minimum period of six (6) trimesters or two academic years. Each academic year consists of (3) three trimesters.


    Programme commences;
    Intake for the programme is in every January, May and September.

    Mode of Learning
    Regular classes
    School based every April, august and December
    Distance learning
  • Baraton College Baraton College, Baraton  
    Minimum Requirements:
    At least an aggregate of C (plain) in KCSE OR its equivalent with a minimum of grade C (plain) with a C (plain) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physical science and mathematics OR KACE with two principle passes (one of them in mathematics) and one subsidiary pass OR Holders of certificates in Community Health and Development from recognized institutions.

    Duration: 6 semesters
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University for Science and Technology Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University for Science and Technology, Bondo  
    Duration: 2 years

    Tuition fees: 76,000 per Year

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - KCSE Mean Grade of C – (Minus) with minimum of D+ in Maths or Chemistry or Physics or Physical Sciences OR
    - D+ (Plus) with relevant Certificate qualification from accredited Institution.
  • Kenya Coast National Polytechnic Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, Mombasa  
    Course requirements: C - with C- Biology, Chemistry,
    English/Kiswahili & D+

    Course duration: 2 Years


    Examination body: MMUST/KCNP
  • Kimtech Training College Kimtech Training College, Kehancha  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE or credit pass in Certificate by KNEC Examination or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

    Course duration: 3 modules
  • Kisii University Kisii University, Kisii.  
    Course entry requirements:
    K.C.S.E. Mean Grade of C (plain), with C (plain) in Biology/Chemistry and English/Kisw

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Rongo University Rongo University, Rongo  
    Duration: 4 semesters

    Tuition fees: 33,000/= per semester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    • K.C.S.E C(Plain) or relevant certificate
  • Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies, Nakuru  
    Duration: 18 months
    Examination Body: CDACC
    Termly Fees: 25,000
    Entry Requirements: KCSE C-
    Mode of Study: Full time, Part time, Distance, Online
  • Kenya Institute Of Development Studies Kenya Institute Of Development Studies, Nairobi  


    -KCSE Mean grade of C- or Certificate in Community Health.

    Duration: 1 1/2 years.
  • The Catholic University of Eastern Africa The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements:
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE

    Intakes in January, May and September
  • Fleming Technical Institute Fleming Technical Institute, Kajiado  
    Course Duration: 18 months

    Requirements: KCSE C- (or equivalent)

    Examining Body: KNEC
  • Jodan College of Technology Jodan College of Technology, Thika  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above
  • Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management (NCHSM) Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management (NCHSM), Nakuru  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE.
  • Beta Care Training Institute Beta Care Training Institute, Githunguri  
    Duration in Terms: 6

    Examination Body: KNEC
  • North Coast Medical Training College North Coast Medical Training College, Mtwapa  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Course Duration: 3 years
  • JFC Munene College of Health Sciences JFC Munene College of Health Sciences, Thika  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Duration: 6 Trimesters
  • Cambridge Universal College Eldoret Campus Cambridge Universal College Eldoret Campus, Eldoret  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Duration: 6 terms
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Mwea Medical Training College Our Lady of Lourdes Mwea Medical Training College, Wanguru  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Duration: 2 years
  • Nyahururu Medical Training College (NMTC) Nyahururu Medical Training College (NMTC), Nyahururu  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Duration: 2 years
  • Commonwealth College of Medical and Related Studies Commonwealth College of Medical and Related Studies, Kisumu  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Exam Body: KNEC
  • Eltop College Eltop College, Eldoret  
    Entry Grade: C-

    Exam Body: KNEC
  • East Africa College of Tourism and Hospitality Management East Africa College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Nairobi  
    Duration: 18 months
  • PCEA Nakuru West Medical College PCEA Nakuru West Medical College, Nakuru  
    Entry Grade: C
  • Laikipia University Laikipia University, Nyahururu  
  • Uzima University Uzima University, Kisumu  
  • Kings College of Technology Thika Campus Kings College of Technology Thika Campus, Thika  
  • Turkana University College Turkana University College, Lodwar  
  • Fafa Medical Training College Fafa Medical Training College, Mumias  
  • Serengeti Institute Serengeti Institute, Thika  
  • Equator Institute of Technology and Professional Studies Equator Institute of Technology and Professional Studies, Nairobi  
  • Bishop Okullu College Bishop Okullu College, Nyilima  
  • Kenafric College of Professional Studies Kenafric College of Professional Studies, Nairobi  
  • Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development, Nairobi  
  • Migori Institute of Science and Technology Migori Institute of Science and Technology, Migori  
  • Milele College Milele College, Nakuru  
  • Mospen Institute of Development Studies Mospen Institute of Development Studies, Kericho  
  • Premese Africa Development Institute Premese Africa Development Institute, Nairobi  
  • Regional Curriculum Management College Regional Curriculum Management College, Nairobi  
  • Tec Institute of Management Tec Institute of Management, Nairobi  
  • Tracom College Tracom College, Nakuru  
  • Tricent School of Medical Health Sciences and Technology Tricent School of Medical Health Sciences and Technology, Nairobi  
  • Imperial College of Medical and Health Sciences Imperial College of Medical and Health Sciences, Thika  
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu  
  • Eldoret Technical Training Institute Eldoret Technical Training Institute, Eldoret  
  • St. Paul's University St. Paul's University, Limuru  

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