Career Prospects

  • Clinical Dietitians are specialists in food nutrition services in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practices. They assess patient nutrition, develop dietary plans, provide patient counselling, and monitor patient’s progress.
  • Community Dietitians work in public health agencies, health and fitness clubs, and day care centres. They counsel people on food choices and direct programs in nutrition awareness and disease prevention.
  • Management Dietitians specialise in food service systems or clinical management. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, school food service, cafeterias, and restaurants. They manage personnel, plan and conduct employee training programs, design food systems, and plan budgets.
  • Consultant Dietitians are independent business people who work as nursing home consultants, book authors, and patient counsellors in medical centres and fitness programs. They also develop and evaluate food service systems and serve as independent advisors to the industry.

About the Course:

Clinical nutrition and dietetics study the relationship between health and nutrition. The course has gained recognition in recent years with growing awareness among the people in the country about their food habits and health. The lifestyle disorders also have led to a demand for professional nutritionists and dietician.

Affiliations

  • Affiliated to Bangalore University
  • UGC

Duration

3 years (6 semesters)

Highlights

  • Curriculum has been designed with inputs from industry experts
  • The curriculum involves workshops, industrial visits, rigorous practical exposure
  • Students are inculcated with the skills specific to job roles offered in the industry

Employability

Recent years have seen in the country rising demand for professionals in clinical nutrition and dieticians in sectors such as hospitals, sports centres, airlines, office cafeterias, maternity centres, government health departments, schools and colleges. The various job roles are as follows:

  • Therapeutic Dietician
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Administrative nutritionist
  • Public health dietician
  • Community dietician
  • Nutrition trainer
  • Nutrition consultant
  • Researcher

Eligibility

Pass in PUC/12th standard / 10+2 or its equivalent degree with science stream with minimum 60% aggregate

Syllabus

  • 2 Languages
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Physiology
  • Basic Dietetics
  • Community Nutrition
  • Foundation Course/SDC
  • CC & EC
  • 2 Languages
  • Essentials of Macronutrients
  • Food Safety and Food laws
  • Nutritional Status of Community
  • Foundation Course/SDC
  • CC & EC
  • 2 Languages
  • Essentials of micronutrients: vitamins
  • Food Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Food Security
  • Foundation Course/SDC
  • CC & EC
  • 2 Languages
  • Essentials of Micronutrients: Minerals
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Nutrition Intervention Programmes
  • Foundation Course/SDC
  • CC & EC
  • Lifecycle Nutrition –I
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Advanced Dietetics-I
  • Advanced Dietetics-II
  • Malnutrition in Developing Countries
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • ISDC
  • Human Nutrition
  • Lifecycle Nutrition –II
  • Functional Foods
  • Advanced dietetics-III
  • Diet therapy and patient counselling
  • Nutrition for Vulnerable Groups with Special Conditions
  • Food Adulterations
  • ISDC

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