Nutrition is the science that deals with food and its components in relation to human body whereas Dietetics is the practical application of this scientific knowledge for improving and maintain human health. Both Nutrition and Dietetics are well established disciplines in the developed world and are significantly contributing towards better human health. Unfortunately, neglecting this important sector in developing countries like Pakistan has badly affected peoples health at all stages of life. The role of nutrition (dietetics) in the prevention and management of diseases remained largely un-explored due to the nonexistence of this vital discipline in the country. However, this discipline is the most flourishing scientific field from last few years and many institutions have started nutrition and related undergraduate programs. Keeping in view the core significance and vast scope, the Faculty of Eastern Medicine wants to start Human Nutrition and Dietetics started offering “B.S. Human Nutrition & Dietetics” in 2016.


This degree program enables the students to excel professionally in the field through meeting today’s market requirements. The students after graduation will be able to demonstrate their expertise in multiple fields, which include but not limited to:


  1. Dietitians in the hospitals providing medical nutrition therapy and nutritional counseling to the indoor and outdoor patients.
  2. Nutritionists, providing nutritional counseling to the healthy segment of the population regarding lifestyle changes and development of health eating patterns.
  3. Community nutritionists working with different national and international organizations imparting nutrition education and awareness regarding healthy eating habits in the rural areas for the prevention of nutritional diseases and promotion of health.
  4. Dietitian practitioners at personal / private clinic (s).
  5. Consultants in the field of nutrition & dietetics for public & private sector organizations dealing in food & nutrition supplements.
  6. Nutritionists in food & drug industries especially dealing in therapeutic foods and supplements.
  7. Nutrition supervisors in basic health units in different districts of Punjab.
  8. Nutrition officers in the nutrition wing of the Health Department.
  9. Researchers in research organizations to conduct research in nutrition & dietetics with special reference to health outcome of healthy individuals & patients.
  10. Nutritionists & dietitians in teaching organization like universities & colleges.