BS Nutritional & Dietetics


8 Semesters, 4 years

credit hours



Intermediate Science (Pre-Medical / Home Economics), A-Level (Biology Mandatory) or Equivalent with 50% Marks.


Nutrition and dietetics is a great field as the graduates get the knowledge related to the precision of nutrition and clinical dietetics in order to use the interpreted knowledge into practical information, conducting an appropriate and timely assessment, hence managing optimized nutritional care. This programme of study will groom the students for :

  • Interpreting and translating the science of nutrition into practice work
  • Conducting appropriate and timely nutritional and clinical assessment
  • Managing nutritional care in community and clinical settings.
  • Contributing and influencing a safe, secured and nutritious food supply
  • Managing self-development in the area of dietetics and nutrition.

Students in this degree program are provided with an in-depth knowledge of relevant mechanisms underlying consumption, metabolism and production of food and effects on disease management and prevention.

This field of study provides the opportunity in experiential projects. Leading-edge courses and internship opportunities in industrial or clinical settings, community and public institutions, research areas are all integrated into the curriculum.

This field of study is interlinked with a broad spectrum of a career in food processing technologies, food science, food industry, food product development and management of quality assurance while providing:

  • Independent studies and sensory evaluation on real industry problems
  • Internships resonating with positions in demand
  • Brief student-to-faculty ratio, coming up with access to teachers with a broad range of food expertise.

Role and Scope

BS Nutrition and Dietetics program is designed to prepare graduates to work as decent professional dieticians and nutritionists in a range of settings. The degree program aims at preparing graduates with personal and professional qualities required for future dietetics and nutrition practices.
This course integrates academic learning and teaching with research and clinical experience towards nutritional assessment, population health, and surveillance.

The influx of concern and awareness about physical fitness and health has elevated the nutrition career in Pakistan. Nutritionists get customers from a high gentry of females with weight issues, skin and hair problems, the majority of whom need proper diet plans according to the body mass index, which only a professional dietitian can design.

A career in nutrition focuses on the monitoring of patient health and advising about metabolism retaining balance. Pursuing a career in nutritional sciences gives you additional knowledge of dietary needs and also flourishes your interpersonal skills.

Graduates find good career opportunities, establishing successful practices in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Healthcare facilities and medical clinics
  • Fitness Centers
  • Nutritional Supplement Industry
  • Food industry and food services
  • Health Food Stores
  • Chiropractic Clinics
  • Teaching and Education
  • Administration
  • Consulting Services
  • Home Care Nursing
  • Natural Health Centers and Spas
  • Sports Training Centers
  • Retailer and Natural health stores

semesters and courses


Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHSL-101 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
ANA-105 Anatomy- I 3(2-1)
BIOC-101 Biochemistry-I 3(2-1)
ENG I -101 English-I 3(3-0)
IS-101/102 Islamic Studies/Ethics 3(3-0)
HND-101 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
  Total 18 (15 -3)

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIOC-102 Biochemistry-II 3(3-0)
ANA-107 Anatomy-II 3(2-1)
PHSL-106 Physiology-Il 3(2-1)
ENG II-102 English-II 3(3-0)
PS- 101 Pakistan Studies 3(3-0)
HND-202 Macronutrients and micronutrient in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
  Total 18 (16-2)

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG III-203 English-III 3(3-0)
PATH- 201 General Pathology 3(2-1)
CSC-201 Introduction to Computer Science 3(2-1)
PHAR-201 General pharmacology 3(3-0)
HND-303 Essentials of Food Science & Technology 3(2-1)
HND-304 Food Safety and Quality Management 2(2-0)
  Total 17 (14-3)

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PSY-203 Psychology 3(2-1)
HND-405 Food Toxins and Allergens 3(3-0)
HND-406 Assessment of Nutritional Status 3(2-1)
HND-407 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle 3(3-0)
HND-408 Food Microbiology 3(2-1)
HND-409 Food Analysis 3(2-1)
  Total 18(14-4)

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HND-510 Dietetics-I 3(2-1)
HND-511 Infant and Young Child Feeding 3(2-1)
HND-512 Nutritional Education and Awareness or Public Health Nutrition 3(2-1)
HND-513 Meal Planning and Management 3(2-1)
HND-514 Functional Foods and Nutraceutical 3(3-0)
HND-515 Food and Drug Laws 2(2-0)
  Total 17 (13-4)

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HND-616 Dietetics-II 3(2-1)
HND-617 Nutrition Through Social Protection 2(2-0)
HND-618 Sports Nutrition 3(2-1)
BSTAT-301 Bio-Statistics 3(3-0)
BIOC-301 Clinical Biochemistry 3(2-1)
HND-619 Nutrition in Emergencies 3(3-0)
  Total 17(14-3)

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HND-720 Dietetics-III 3(2-1)
RESH-401 Research Methodology 3(3-0)
HND-721 Herbs food and phytochemicals 3(3-0)
HND-722 Food Supplements 2(2-0)
PHSL-402 Nutritional Immunology 3(3-0)
PHSL-401 Metabolic endocrinology 3(3-0)
  Total 17 (16-1)

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HND-823 Internship/Project 6(0-6)
HND-824 Nutritional Deficiency Disorders 3(3-0)
HND-825 Drug-Nutrient Interactions 2(2-0)
HND-826 Proteomics and nutrigenomics 3(3-0)
HND-827 Nutrition policies and programs Or Nutrition Epidemiology 3(3-0)
  Total 17 (11-6)