Gomal University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Nutrition & Dietetics


The BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics program of Institute of Food Science & Nutrition offers a comprehensive undergraduate education in the science of nutrition and its role in promoting optimal health. This program equips students with a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and nutritional sciences, enabling them to understand the intricate connections between diet and well-being. Through a combination of theoretical coursework and practical experiences, students learn to assess dietary needs, design balanced meal plans, and understand the impact of nutrition on various health conditions. The curriculum often includes topics like clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management. Graduates are well-prepared for careers as registered dietitians, nutrition consultants, and health educators in various settings, such as hospitals, clinics, schools, and public health agencies, where they contribute to individuals’ health by offering expert guidance on making informed dietary choices.

Enter Requirements

Intermediate (Pre-medical or Pre-engineering) or equivalent recognized qualification with at least 45% marks.        

1st Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
HND-111 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
FST-111 Essentials of Food Science & Technology 3(2-1)
HND-112 Introductory Biochemistry 3(2-1)
ISL-111 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
CS-111 Introduction to Computing Applications 3(2-1)
ENG-111 English- I 3(3-0)
Maths-111 Mathematics-I/Biology-I 3(3-0)
2nd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
HND-121 Dietetics-I (Introductory Dietetics) 3(2-1)
FST-121 Food Processing & Preservation 3(2-1)
FST-122 Food Business Management 3(2-1)
MATHS-121 Mathematics-II/Biology-II 3(3-0)
ENG -121 English II 3(3-0)
FST-123 Food Safety 3(3-0)
PS-121 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
3rd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
STAT-211 Statistics-I 3(2-1)
FST-211 Instrumental Techniques in Food Analysis 3(2-1)
FST-212 Food Chemistry 3(3-0)
HND-211 Community Nutrition & Dietetics 3(2-1)
FST-213 Fundamentals of Halal Food 3(3-0)
HND-212 Meat Inspection & Public Health 3(2-1)
4th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
STAT-221 Statistics-II 3(2-1)
FST-221 Food Microbiology 3(2-1)
HND-221 Clinical Nutritional Assessment 3(2-1)
FST-222 Advanced Techniques in Food Analysis 3(2-1)
FST-223 Food and Bioprocess Technology 3(2-1)
HND-222 Meal Planning & Management 3(2-1)
5th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
HND-311 General Human Anatomy 3(2-1)
HND-312 Nutrition through life Spam 3(3-0)
HND-313 Dietetics II 3(2-1)
HND-314 Human Physiology 3(3-0)
HND-315 Nutrition in Emergencies 3(3-0)
HND-316 Micronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
6th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
HND-321 Food Toxins and Allergens 3(2-1)
HND-322 Nutrition Policy and Public Health 3(2-1)
HND-323 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 3(3-0)
HND-324 Nutrients and Drug Interaction 3(2-1)
HND-325 Infant and Young children feeding 3(2-1)
HND-326 Metabolism of Nutrients 3(3-0)
7th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
HND-411 Nutrition Deficiency disorder 3(3-0)
HND-412 Nutrition Epidemiology 3(3-0)
HND-413 Food supplements 3(3-0)
HND-414 Sports Nutrition 3(3-0)
HND-415 Physiology of special Senses 3(2-1)
HND-416 Research methods and Scientific writing 3(2-1)
8th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
FST-421 Internship & Report Writing 4(4-0)
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