Human Nutrition & Dietetics (HND)

HND is a vibrant and ever-expanding field of study. It is a need-based, professionally oriented education designed to help families and communities live better lives. Clinical Dietitian assist people in changing their eating habits in order to improve their health.


The BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics (HND) programme aims to impart knowledge and skills necessary for students to progress toward goals in terms of supervised practice, resulting in the production of high-quality consummate professionals capable of providing excellence in service to society through careers in the fields of food, nutrition, dietetics, academia, and research. The programme is intended to provide fundamental knowledge about how various nutrients and other food components function at different levels (cellular, systematic, and whole body), as well as their impact on human health and disease patterns. Through high impact and quality teaching, training, and research mentorship, the programme will effectively contribute to the knowledge base of undergraduate students in the human nutrition and dietetics programme. The graduate students will be able to provide high-quality research-based and innovative interventions to change meal patterns and food choices, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. Graduates will also provide academic support, professional assistance, and volunteer assistance to a variety of community, professional, and governmental organisations.

Career Opportunities

Clinical Dietitians can have the following career opportunities:

  • Will be Appointed As Nutritionist/Clinical Dietitian.
  • Private Practice as Clinical Dietitians.
  • Food Researcher and Scientist.
  • Production Manager.
  • Fitness Consultants at Gyms and Five-Star Hotels.
  • After completing the BS-HND program, female students are eligible for the position of a 2nd Lieutenant in the Pakistan Army.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduates will have knowledge in human nutrition and dietetics, food use in the society, food science, nutritional assessment, clinical dietetics, community and public health nutrition research. The graduates will also acquire the professional skills and ability to:

  • Interpret and translate the science of nutrition into practical information.
  • Conduct timely and appropriate clinical and nutritional assessment.
  • Manage nutrition care in clinical and community settings.
  • Influence and contribute to a safe, secured and nutritious food supply.
  • Manage self-development in the area of nutrition and dietetics.
  • Students will learn to create individualized diet plans upon completing the degree program.


Semester 1
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 FST-301 Introduction to Food Science & Technology 3(2-1)
2 HND-301 Principles of Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
3 ENG-321 Functional English 3(3-0)
4 CSI-321 Introduction to Computing Applications 3(3-0)
5 PST-321 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
6 PSY-422 Introduction to Psychology 3(3-0)
7 BCH-307 Essentials of Biochemistry 3(3-0)
Total 20
Semester 2
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-302 Community Nutrition 3(2-1)
2 FST-304 Food processing & Preservation 3(2-1)
3 HND-304 Fundamentals of Halal Foods 3(3-0)
4 FST-507 Food Microbiology 3(2-1)
5 ENG-322 English composition & comprehension 3(3-0)
6 ISL-321 Islamic Studies / Ethics 2(2-0)
Total 17
Semester 3
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-401 Dietetics I 3(2-1)
2 HND-403 Contemporary nutrition 2(2-0)
3 HND-405 Metabolism of Nutrients 3(3-0)
4 HND-407 Analytical Tools in Food & Nutrition 3(1-2)
5 AHS-303 General Human Anatomy 3(2-1)
6 AHS-302 General Pathology 3(2-1)
7 BNB-405 Introduction to Biotechnology 3(2-1)
Total 20
Semester 4
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-402 Dietetics II 3(2-1)
2 HND-404 Life Cycle Nutrition 3(3-0)
3 HND-406 Food Safety  & Toxicology 3(3-0)
4 HND-408 Assessment of Nutritional status 3(2-1)
5 AHS-303 Applied Anatomy 3(2-1)
6 STA-321 Introduction to Statistical Theory 3(3-0)
Total 18
Semester 5
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-501 Nutrients Drugs Interaction 3(3-0)
2 HND-503 Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals 3(3-0)
3 HND-505 Meal planning & management 3(2-1)
4 HND-507 Nutrition in Emergency 3(3-0)
5 HND-509 Nutritional Biochemistry 3(3-0)
6 PHS-301 Functional Anatomy and Physiology-I 3(2-1)
Total 18
Semester 6
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-502 Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition 3(2-1)
2 HND-506 Diet Modeling and Counseling 3(1-2)
3 HND-508 Vitamins & Minerals in Nutrition 3(3-0)
4 BCH-602 Biochemistry of Diseases 3(1-2)
5 PHS-302 Functional Anatomy and Physiology-I 3(2-1)
6 PHM-701 General Pharmacology 3(3-0)
Total 18
Semester 7
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-601 Medical Nutrition Therapy 3(2-1)
2 HND-603 Nutrition in exercise & sports 3(3-0)
3 HND-605 Nutritional Deficiency Disorders 3(2-1)
4 HND-607 Infant and Young Child Feeding 3(2-1)
5 HND-609 Research Projects and Scientific Writing 2(1-1)
6 HND-611 Nutrition Policy and Public Health 3(3-0)
Total 17
Semester 8
Sr # Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 HND-632 Internship 10(0-10)
Total 10
Total Credit Hours 138

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