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 intensely study effects of nutrients and food components on the metabolism, health, performance and disease resistance. Students are exposed to the study of human behaviors related to food choices. The program includes a very broad and diverse set of cutting edge topics in the field of nutritional sciences with an equally far reaching set of potential application areas.
NIU’s nutrition graduates will be able to identify the role of nutrients for health and well-being and have an in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in health care, the corporate food and beverage sector, or for future study or research in graduate or professional schools in nutrition, food science or allied disciplines. Another unique feature is availability of residency training in a hospital setting (Fatima Memorial Hospital, Hijaz Hospital and Khair-un-Nisa Hospital) for students who want to gain hands-on work experience and develop and build upon skills.