Nutrition is an applied subject that draws information from many other biological areas particularly biochemistry, therefore a good understanding of biochemistry is required to fully understand nutrition. Nutritional biochemistry is an integrative science which can help to understand the interactive relationships among diet, health, and disease susceptibility. This concentration in nutritional biochemistry links nutrigenomics, biotechnology with human health, regulation of metabolism, and the pathophysiology of inherited and chronic disease.
Why this field of study?
BS Nutrition with minor in Biochemistry would be an excellent option for the applicants who wished to:
- Acquire detailed knowledge regarding the biological basis of nutrition and the mechanisms by which diet can influence health.
- Develop laboratory skills required for modern biochemical and molecular studies of nutrition and its role in health and disease
- As post graduate students, these graduates may opt for various research areas which are much more interlinked with nutrition and biochemistry for example they can purify individual nutrients and determine their structures, as well as in classical biochemical approaches they can elucidate the role of dietary components in regulating metabolism and gene expression.
The BS Nutritional Biochemistry will help its graduates to pursue for career opportunities not only in the field of nutrition but also
- Research related health disciplines
The graduates of BS Nutritional Biochemistry can qualify for:
- Careers in the Biochemistry field
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Food and Beverage industries
- Food Research laboratories
- Public health science fields
- Graduates can continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition