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.

Road Map

BS (H) Nutritional Sciences – 4 Years Program Total Credit Hours 130
Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
BASC 101 Basic Anatomy – I 3 (3-0) MATH 101 Linear Algebra 3 (3-0)
BASC 111 Basic Physiology – I 3 (3-0) BCN 101 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3 (3-0)
BASC 121 Basic Biochemistry – I 3 (3-0) BASC 112 Basic Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 General Pathology – I 3 (3-0) BASC 122 Basic Biochemistry – II 3 (2-1)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) BASC 132 General Pathology – II 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
BCN 202 Clinical Nutrition-I 3 (2-1) BCN 206 Physiological and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition 3 (3-0)
Co-requisite 1
BCN 203 Nutrition through Lifecycle 3 (3-0) BCN 207 Functional Foods 2 (1-1)
Co-requisite 1
BCN 204 Introduction to Food Science and Technology 3 (2-1) BCN 208 Principles of Nutritional Assessment 3 (2-1)
Co-requisite 1 Co-requisite 1
BCN 205 Biochemistry and Therapeutic Role of Amino Acids 3 (3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) ECO 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3 (3-0)
University Free Elective-I 3 (3-0)
Summer Semester
CSCS 101 Introduction to computing 3 (2-1) BHSC 200 Behavioural Sciences 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
BCN 309 Clinical Nutrition-II 3 (2-1) BCN 313 Medical Nutrition Therapy- I 3 (2-1)
Co-requisite 1 Co-requisite 1
BCN 310 Fundamentals of Food Service Management 3 (2-1) BCN 314 Hospital Dietetics 3 (2-1)
Co-requisite 1 Co-requisite 1
BCN 311 Clinical Aspects of Sports Nutrition 2 (2-0) BCN 315 Drug – Food & Nutrient Interactions 3 (3-0)
BCN 312 Advanced Concepts in Macronutrients 3 (3-0) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
University Free Elective-II 3 (3-0) University Free Elective-III 3 (3-0)
Summer Semester
Summer Internship (Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Dietetics)
Semester 7 Semester 8
BCN 416 Advanced Concepts in Micronutrients 3 (3-0) BCN 419 Nutritional Epidemiology & Public Health Nutrition 3 (2-1)
Co-requisite 1
BCN 417 Medical Nutrition Therapy – II 3 (2-1) BCN 420 Genetic & Dietary interactions 3 (3-0)
Co-requisite 1
BCN 418 Principles of Professional Practice in Dietetics & Nutrition 3 (2-1) BCN 421 Nutritional Immunology 3 (3-0)
Co-requisite 1
RSMT 400 Research Methodology 3 (3-0) BCN 499 Research Paper 6 (0-6)
University Free Elective-IV 3 (3-0)

Faculty

Key Information

Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

Eligibility

12 years of education with background in Biology and Chemistry