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.