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

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Health
  • Medicine
  • Research related health disciplines

Job Opportunities:

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
Semester 1st Semester 2nd
BSNS 101 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3 (3-0) BSNS 102 Physiological Aspects of Nutrition 3(3-0)
BASC 113 Human Physiology – I 3 (2-1) BASC 122 Basic Biochemistry – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 121 Basic Biochemistry – I 3 (2-1) BASC 112 Human Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 General Pathology 3 (3-0) BIOT 201 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 (3-0)
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication Skills 3(3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) MATH 101 Mathematics 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours 18 (16-2) Total Credit Hours 18 (16-2)
Semester 3rd

Semester 4th

BSNS 201 Macronutrients in Human Nutrition 3 (3-0) BSNS 202 Introduction to Food Science and Technology 3 (2-1)
BSNS 203 Nutrition through Lifecycle 3 (3-0) BSNS 204 Micronutrients in Human Nutrition 3 (3-0)
BSNS 206 Principles of Nutritional Assessment 3 (2-1)
BIOC 405 Clinical Biochemistry 3 (2-1)
ENGL 103 Technical Writing & Communication Skills 3(3-0) ECO 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0) PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology 3 (3-0)
Total Credit Hours 17 (16-1) Total Credit Hours 17 (15-2)
Semester 5th Semester 6th
BSNS 301 Dietetics-I 3 (2-1) BSNS 302 Metabolism of Nutrients 3 (2-1)
BSNS 303 Fundamentals of Food Service Management 3 (2-1) BSNS 304 Medical Nutrition Therapy-II 3 (2-1)
BSNS 305 Medical Nutrition Therapy-I 3 (2-1) BSNS 306 Dietetics-II 3 (2-1)
BSNS 307 Nutritional Counselling Skills 3 (3-0) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
BUSN 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)  SOCL 101 Essentials of Sociology 3 (3-0)
Total Credit Hours 15 (12-3) Total Credit Hours 15 (12-3)
Semester 7th Semester 8th
BSNS 401 Functional & Nutraceutical Foods 3 (2-1) BSNS 402 Sports Nutrition 3 (3-0)
BSNS 403 Food Allergens and Toxicology 3 (2-1) BSNS 404 Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care 3 (2-1)
BSNS 405 Drug-Food & Nutrient Interactions 3 (3-0) BSNS 406 Nutritional Immunology 3 (3-0)
RSMT 121 Research Methodology 3 (3-0) BSNS 408 Internship 6 (0-6)
BSNS 407 Community Nutrition 3 (2-1)
Total Credit Hours 15 (12-3) Total Credit Hours 15 (8-7)
Study Level Undergraduate
Course Length 04 Years
Credit Hours 133
Department Nutrition
Location NUR International University (Model Town Campus)

F.Sc. Pre-Medical with at least 50% marks