BS Human Nutrition & Dietetics (HND)



Pakistani population suffering from a variety of nutritional deficiency disorders ranging from protein-calorie malnutrition to specific micro-nutrients in certain areas of the country. These nutrient deficiencies are propagated by multiple factors like dietary insufficiencies of micronutrients, poor maternal & child health, high burden of morbidity, low levels of micronutrients in the soil, bioavailability issues and have resulted in growth retardation, mental development and various types of physical disabilities.

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences degree is designed to prepare students for the health care field with an evidence-based approach to nutrition and dietetics and medical nutrition therapy. Nutrition Sciences programs are student-focused with contact hours provided through lecture-based courses, laboratory courses, and field experiences supervised by Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists. Nutrition and dietetics professionals have a unique knowledge of the science and art of nutrition. The blend of scientific knowledge and social and cultural factors influencing what people eat enables Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists to assist individuals in health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management.

Moreover, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Edward Medical University is a significant milestone for the Human Nutrition and Dietetics program. It offers research collaboration and skill development opportunities for HND students, aiming to empower them to become key contributors to Pakistan’s healthcare system as exemplary Nutritionists.



The graduates of Human Nutrition and Dietetics will be able to take up Careers in various fields:

  1. Clinical Nutritionist/ Dietitian:
  • Health Care Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Weight Management Centers/ Gym/ Fitness Centre
  • Independent Private setup
  1. Community Nutritionist/ Public Health Nutritionist:
  • Public Health Departments
  • School Health & Nutrition Programs
  • International Organizations: UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, FAO, WFB
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Government Food Department
  1. Food & Nutrition Services Nutritionist/ Food Service Administrator:
  • Food Industries
  • Hospitality industry
  • Airlines and Railways Services
  • Catering Services
  • Health Care In-patient Food Services


Distinctive Program Features

  • Clinical Rotations under the supervision of Practicing Nutritionist/Dietitians during the degree program
  • Highly qualified Faculty is the main strength of the program
  • Hospital’s affiliation (Hijaz Hospital, Mansoorah Teaching Hospital and Indus Hospital)
  • Natural Medicine Clinics for student’s hands-on learning
  • Collaborations with national and international Universities and Institutes
  • Community Nutrition Outreach Program to enhance their skills to cultivate strategies for the betterment of Urban and Rural Masses
  • Nutrition Awareness Programs in various schools and hospitals
  • State of the art laboratories and class rooms
  • Special prominence on Communication skills, Entrepreneurship and Leadership



  • Minimum 50% marks in Intermediate (Pre-Medical / A-level or Equivalent.
  • Admission test and/or Interview may be required..



Minimum duration 04 years (08 semesters)




CodeCourse TitleCrHrs*Pre-Reqs.
 Semester 1  
HND101Fundamentals of Human Nutrition3-0-0 
HSS101Functional English3-0-0 
CCL100Applications of Information & Communication2-1-3 
CCS201Quantative Reasoning – I3-0-0 
HSS106Introduction to Psychology3-0-0 
HSS103Islamic Studies2-0-0 
 Total Cr. Hrs.17 
 Semester 2  
HND102Macronutrients in Human Nutrition3-0-0 
HSS103Expository Writing3-0-0 
CCS208QR – II/ Introduction to Data Science3-0-0CCS201
HSS104Ideology & Constitution of Pakistan2-0-0 
HSS107Social Sciences2-0-0 
AHS101Human Anatomy & Histology2-1-3 
 Total Cr. Hrs.16 
 Semester 3  
HND201Micronutrients in Human Nutrition3-0-0HND102
CNS101Natural Sciences2-1-3 
HSS107Arts & Humanities2-0-0 
MGT201Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology3-0-0 
HND202Biochemistry – I2-1-3 
AHS201Human Physiology2-1-3 
 Total Cr. Hrs.17 
 Semester 4  
HND203Food Safety & Quality Management2-0-0 
HND205Biochemistry – II2-1-3HND202
HND204Public Health Nutrition2-1-3 
HSS108Civics & Community Engagement2-0-0 
HND206Food Product Development2-0-0 
AHS202General Pathology2-1-3 
 Total Cr. Hrs.15 
 Semester 5  
HND301Dietetics – I2-1-3 
HND302Assessment of Nutritional Status3-0-0 
HND303Food Analysis2-1-3 
HND304Food Toxins and Allergens3-0-0 
HND305Nutrition Throughout Lifecycle3-0-0 
HND306Food Microbiology2-1-3 
 Total Cr. Hrs.18 
 Semester 6  
HND307Dietetics – II2-1-3 
HND308Nutrition Epidemiology3-0-0 
HND309Meal Planning & Management1-1-3 
HND310Infant & Young Child Feeding3-0-0 
HND311Biotechnology in Nutrition & Dietetics2-1-3 
AHS301Research Methodology3-0-0 
 Total Cr. Hrs.17 
 Semester 7  
HND401Dietetics – III2-1-3 
HND402Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care2-1-3 
HND403Food & Drug Laws2-0-0 
HND404Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics2-1-3 
HND405Sports Nutrition3-0-0 
 Total Cr. Hrs.17 
 Semester 8  
HND408Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals3-0-0 
HND409Nutrition in Emergencies3-0-0 
HNDxxxHND Elective3-0-0 
HND410Clinical Rotation3-0-0 
 Total Cr. Hrs.15 
 Total Credit Hours 132 


List of HND Elective Courses

#CodeCourse TitleDomainCredit Hours
1Elective INutrition Deficiency DisordersElective3 (3+0)
2Elective IIFood SupplementsElective2 (2+0)
3Elective IIINutrition EpidemiologyElective2 (2+0)
4Elective IVMetabolism of NutrientsElective2 (2+0)
5Elective VFood Service ManagementElective3 (3+0)

Course Distribution

Sr#Course Domain No. of Courses Cr. Hours
 University Elective103
 Capstone Project103
Total 132
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