WHAT IS BS Nutritional Sciences?

Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences Program at NIU develops students’ skills in preventive and therapeutic nutrition. The program imparts an understanding of relevant biological and physical sciences and develops expertise in relationships between nutrients and human health. Students intensively study effects of nutrients and food components on the metabolism, health, performance and disease resistance. Students are expected to the study of human behaviors related to food choices. The program includes a very broad and diverse set of innovative topics in the field of nutritional sciences with an equally far-reaching set of potential application areas.

WHY AT NIU?

The mission of the Department is to promote an academically and culturally diverse educational and research environment by providing high-quality nutrition education and communication skills to prepare future professional nutritionists to become leaders in the field, promoting healthy food, nutrition, and dietetics practices at the National and International. Another unique feature is the availability of residency training in a hospital setting (Fatima Memorial Hospital, Hijaz Hospital, and Khair-un-Nisa Hospital) for the students who want to gain hands-on work experience, develop, and build upon skills.

SCOPE & CAREER PROSPECTS

Nutritionist/Dietitian at Public and private hospitals, private consultancies, Physical fitness centers, Nutraceutical companies, Academics and Research Public Health Nutritionist/Community Nutritionist at International NGO’s such as UNICEF, WHO, WFP, UNDP, etc. Multi-sectoral Nutrition Cell Government of Punjab and Academics. Food Services Nutritionist/Dietitian at Hospital Cafeterias, Hotels, Corporate Food Industries such as Nestle, Engro and Food Chains at National Level.

Road Map BS Nutritional Sciences (4-year Degree program)

Session 2019-2023

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Credit Hour Course Code Course Name Credit Hour
BSNS 101 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3 (3-0) BSNS 102 Physiological Aspects of Nutrition 3(3-0)
BASC 111 Human Physiology – I 3 (2-1) BIOC 122 Basic Biochemistry II 3(2-1)
BASC 121 Basic Biochemistry I 3 (3-0) BASC 112 Human Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 General Pathology 3 (3-0) BIOC 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(18-0) Total Credit Hours 18(16-2)
Semester 3 Semester 4
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)
BIOC 405 Clinical Biochemistry 3 (2-1) BSNS 206 Principles of Nutritional Assessment 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 5 Semester 6
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 Counseling 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 Hour 15(12-3) Total Credit Hour 15(12-3)
Semester 7 Semester 8
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 Hour 15(12-3) Total Credit Hour 15 (8-7)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program type Regular
Total Credit Hours 130
Intake Fall Semester

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