Nutritional Sciences program develops students’ skills in preventive and therapeutic nutrition, understanding of relevant biological & physical sciences, and develops expertise in relationships between nutrients, human health, and human behaviors related to food choices along dealing with public health issues of malnutrition and medical nutrition therapy in diseases (Clinical Nutrition).

Nutritional Sciences program training ensures that NIU NS graduates are critical thinkers, lifelong and self-directed learners, team players, good orators, and researchers of the future. Their training at NIU provides professional and personal growth opportunities.


  • Competitive cost of the degree
  • Highly qualified experienced faculty
  • Clinical rotations under the supervision of Practicing Nutritionists/ Dietitians during the degree program
  • Hospital Affiliation (Fatima Memorial Hospital and Khair-un-Nisa Hospital)
  • A Dietetic Clinic at NIU for hands-on training
  • Collaborations with international universities
  • Collaboration with national and multinational industries
  • Community Nutrition Outreach Program
  • Nutrition Awareness Programs in schools and hospitals
  • Nutrition intervention in food recipes/food product development integrated with Food Science and Technology and other allied sciences in the faculty
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurship, and Leadership programs
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Food & Nutrition Research Projects
  • Visiting Nutrition Practices


BS Nutritional Sciences explores a wide range of subject theme. Our selection of courses enables students to pursue their interests within the food sector, health sector, whether they are keen to study it from a Clinical, Nutritional or business angle.


The graduates of Nutritional Sciences will be able to take up Career in various fields:


  • Health Care Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Weight Management Centers/ Gym/ Fitness Centre
  • Independent Private setup
  • Public Health Departments
  • School Health & Nutrition Programs
  • International Organizations: UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, FAO, WFB
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Government Food Department
  • Food Industries
  • Hospitality industry
  • Airlines and Railways Services
  • Catering Services
  • Health Care In-patient Food Services
Department Clinical Nutrition
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program type Regular
Total Credit Hours 130
Intake Fall/ Spring Semester
BSNS  Semester 1 BSNS Semester 2
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
GEFE-104 Functional English 3(3-0) GEEW-105 Expository Writing 3(3-0)
GESS-103 Behavioral Sciences 2 (2-0) GEEP-111 Entrepreneurship 2(2-0)
GEQR-106 Quantitative Reasoning-I 3(3-0) GEAH-101 Anthropology 2(2-0)
BASC-101 Basic Biochemistry 3(3-0) BNS-102 Macronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
BNS-101 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3(3-0) BFST-103 Food Microbiology 3(2-1)
BFST-101 Introduction to Food Science and Technology 3(2-1) QTR-102 Quran Translation 1(1-0)
QTR-101 Quran Translation 0(0-0)      
  Total Credit Hours 17 (16-1)   Total Credit Hours 14 (13-1)
BSNS Semester 3 BSNS Semester 4
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
GECP-209 Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan 2(2-0) GECE-212 Civics and Community Engagement 2 (2-0)
GEIS-208 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) GEQR-207 Quantitative Reasoning-II 3(3-0)
GENS-202 Environmental Science 3 (2-1) BNS-205 Principles of Nutritional Assessment 3(2-1)
GEIT-210 Applications of information and Communication Technologies 3(2-1) BNS-206 Nutrition through Lifecycle 3(3-0)
BNS-203 Physiological &Molecular aspects of Human Nutrition  3 (3-0) BNS-207 Fundamentals of Food Service Management 3 (2-1)
BNS-204 Micronutrients & Human Nutrition 3(3-0) BNS-208 Functional Foods 3(2-1)
QTR-203 Quran Translation 0(0-0) QTR-204 Quran Translation 1(1-0)
  Total Credit Hours 16(14-2)   Total Credit Hours 18(15-3)
BSNS Semester 5 BSNS Semester 6
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
BNS-309 Clinical Nutrition-I 3 (2-1) BNS-314 Clinical Nutrition – II 3 (2-1)
BNS-310 Hospital Dietetics 3 (2-1) BNS-315 Drug Nutrient Interaction 3(3-0)
BNS-311 Nutritional Immunology 3 (3-0) BNS-316 Food Allergens and Toxicology 3(3-0)
BNS-312 Medical Nutrition Therapy-I 3(2-1) BNS-317 Medical Nutrition Therapy- II 3(2-1)
BNS-313 Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship 3(2-1) BNS-318 Clinical Aspects of Sports Nutrition 3(3-0)
QTR-305 Quran Translation 0(0-0) QTR-306 Quran Translation 1(1-0)
  Total Credit Hours 15(11-4)   Total Credit Hours 16(14-2)
BSNS Semester 7 BSNS Semester 8
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
BNS-419 Principles of Professional Practice in Dietetics & Nutrition 3 (2-1) BNS-424 Nutritional Counselling Skills 3 (2-1)
BASC-441 Research Methodology 3 (2-1) BNS-425 Public Health Nutrition 3 (3-0)
BASC-442 Data Analytics 3 (2-1) BFST-426 Prebiotics  and Probiotics 3 (3-0)
BNS-422 Nutritional Practices in Critical Care 3 (2-1) CNS-499 Research Project 3 (0-3)
BNS-423 Genetic & Dietary Interactions 3 (3-0) BNS-426 Pediatric Nutrition 3(2-1)
QTR-407 Quran Translation 0 (0-0) QTR-408 Quran Translation 1(1-0)
Total Credit Hour 15(12-3) Total Credit Hour 16 (11-4)
  Total Credit Hour 130

F.Sc. Pre-Medical with at-least 45% marks/ Intermediate Home Economics/ A level or equivalent with Biology

Program Duration (years) Admission Fee Security Deposit Semester Tuition Fee (PKR)
BS Nutritional Sciences 4 20,000 5,000 122,063

Other Charges Chart

Other Charges Amount (PKR)
Application Processing Fee (One time Charges) 1,500
Clubs & Societies Fund 1,500
Semester Enrollment Fund 2,000
Practical Learning Lab* 1,500
Semester Examination Fee 2,000
Admission Fee (One time Charges)
Security Deposit (One time charges – Refundable)

*Practical Learning Lab charges are not applicable in case of MS Nutrition & Dietetics, MPhil
Physiology, MS Economics, MBA (1.5 / 2 Years)


• The above Fee Structure does not include any govt. taxes and students will be charged taxes u/s 236 I of income tax ordinance. Students will be charged taxes when their annual fee would be more than PKR 200,000/-
• The fees and related charges are subject to revision at any time against non-proportionate inflation or an increase in the cost of the provision of services
• Additional Per Credit Hour Fee will be charged for Summer Semester or separate course offered during the normal tenure to meet the deficiency requirement
• To get the refund of security original receipt must be presented.