Doctor of Dietetics & Nutritional Sciences

It is a 5-years degree program that imparts advanced knowledge and understanding of food patterns and nutritional sciences to the degree holders. It enables the aspirants to understand the food's nutritional value and its relationship to human health. This degree gives the basic knowledge about the relationship between human health and food during disease or in general. The aspirants may have to do research projects along with coursework to earn the status of doctor of dietetics and nutritional sciences. The prerequisite of admission in this degree is FSc (pre-medical) or equivalent education (related subjects) with a minimum of 50% marks. It is worth mentioning that many universities consider the percentage of Matriculation also in total aggregate while compiling merit lists of BS degrees of medical sciences. Besides, the applicants must have to clear the entrance exam. Therefore, it is recommended to check the admission criteria of the university you have applied for.

Core Courses

  • Food and Drug Law
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Dietetics – Basic & Advanced
  • Nutritional Education & Awareness
  • Nutrition and Psychology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Macronutrients in Human Nutrition
  • Essentials of Food Science & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Human Nutritionist

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate ( FSc pre- medical /equivalent).
  • 50% marks in previous degree.
  • Passing marks in Entry test.

Scope

Doctor of Dietetics & Nutritional Sciences is a BS degree that imparts valuable information about the nutritional value of food and appropriate diet pattern for certain ages or conditions. Nowadays many physicians have started mentioning their patients to check their dietary habits to maintain good health and prevent some diseases. This new trend has turned people towards nutritionists to get to know about appropriate dietary habits. Therefore, it has been seen that almost all major government and private hospitals have proper departments or clinics for a nutritionist. The doctor of dietetics & Nutritional sciences is known as a nutritionist who has high scope in the public and private sector. The food and pharmaceutical industry also have good employment opportunities for the nutritionist to work in different capacities. Many research facilities are working for betterment in general public health and the most important help they can get from a professional, a nutritionist. A doctor of dietetics & nutritional sciences has good scope in the fitness industry that has flourished well nowadays.

 

Universities Offering Doctor of Dietetics & Nutritional Sciences in Pakistan

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