WHAT IS BS NS?

Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences Program at NIU develops students’ skills in preventive and therapeutic nutrition. The program imparts 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, Angro and Food Chains at National Level.

Semester 1 Semester 2
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) BASC 101 Human Anatomy 3 (2-1)
BASC 121 Basic Biochemistry 3 (2-1) BASC 112 Human Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 General Pathology 3 (3-0) BASC 122 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)
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)
BASC 132 Clinical Biochemistry 3 (1-2) BSNS 206 Principles of Nutritional Assessment 3 (2-1)
ENGL 103 Technical Writing & Communication Skills 3(3-0) ECON 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)
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)
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/ Research Project 6 (0-6)
BSNS 407 Community Nutrition 3 (2-1)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

12 years of education with background in Biology and Chemistry