BS Human Nutrition & Dietetics

The BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics (HND) is 4 years degree program that is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to progress toward their goals in terms of supervised practice, resulting in high-quality consummate professionals who can provide excellence in service to society through careers in food, nutrition, dietetics, academia, and research. The program aims to give fundamental understanding about how different nutrients and other food components function at different levels (cellular, systemic, and whole body), as well as their impact on human health and disease patterns. Through high-impact and high-quality teaching, training, and research mentorship, the program will successfully contribute to the knowledge foundation of undergraduate students in the human nutrition and dietetics program. Graduates will be able to provide high-quality, research-based, and innovative interventions to help people change their eating habits and food choices, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. Graduates will also give academic support, professional assistance, and volunteer assistance to a variety of community, professional, and governmental groups.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Food Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Halal Foods
  • Essentials of Bio Chemistry
  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition
  • Food Processing & Reservation
  • Introduction to Food Science & Technology

Eligibility Criteria

  •  At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Pre-Medical or equivalent qualification.
  • Passing marks in entry test.

Scope

Dieticians at hospitals and nutritionists in health clinics, health centers, and multinational corporations are both possible careers in nutrition and dietetics. Possibility of becoming a registered dietitian (RD) is always there. Graduates can work as a project assistant, project associate, and head nutritionist in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private businesses. The scope of this field is extremely extensive in the international stage. Countries such as England, Australia, and Canada, among others, are more likely to support this field in terms of health-care initiatives. Comparatively speaking, only government sectors in Pakistan provide compensation to their employees who have earned a degree in Nutritional Sciences during their educational careers. Education and research, private consulting, and the health professions are all very dependable options for advancing one’s professional career. In addition, the media has elevated this profession to a high level of popularity in recent years, as well as creating a strong momentum and approach for this sector in Pakistan.

Following is a list of different jobs that are suitable after a  Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree for career opportunities:

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Health Sectors
  • Food Inspector
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Bread Auditor
  • Processing Unit Manager

Universities Offering BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Pakistan

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