Nutrition and Dietetics > B.Sc. - Nutrition

B.Sc. (Nutrition) - Stands for Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Typically, B.Sc. Nutrition is a three year course, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10+2) in science. Nutrition is a science that deals with composition as well as appropriate ratio of food to achieve proper nourishment for a human body. Subjects studied under this degree are biochemistry, physiology, food science and genetics.

Basic Eligibility

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject. The duration for the bachelor degree course is 3 years and for diploma course is 2 years.

Job Prospects

People of the world are spending most of their time in offices since  they are involved in inactive jobs which results in lack of exercise. This kind of life style increase the stress level. The first precautionary measure a person can take is a balanced and healthy diet. Nutritionists and dieticians have various career options. Community dietitian’s advice individuals and groups on nutritional practices intended to prevent disease and to promote good health.

Nutritionist can be employed in various fields such as colleges, research institutes, schools, companies, private or govt hospitals, airlines, office cafeterias, yoga center,  maternity, govt's health depts., athletes camps,  mass media  sector, etc, where their advice is required to promote eating healthy food. In addition, they can also work as private practitioner and private consultant.

They work in places like health maintenance organizations, home health agencies, and public health clinics. Well experienced dietitians can opt as a director, associate or assistant of a dietetic dept or can also become a freelancer.  Some dietitians are specialized in renal or paediatric dietetics areas.  

Some Job Types:-

 

  • Researcher
  • Consultants
  • Therapeutic Dietitian
  • Food Show Host
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Trainer
  • Administrative Nutritionists
  • Public Health / Community Dietitian


Remuneration:-

The income of Dietetics & Nutrition professionals depends on the job and the area of work. A professional working in research institutes, govt. hospitals, colleges and other agencies income are set by the govt., which is around Rs.8.000 - Rs. 15.000 every month, depends upon their experience and work profile.  

Consultants in private practice can make more money depending on their practice. Graduates working in private sector such as food manufacture, yoga center, restaurants, office cafeterias, maternity, athletes’ camps, and mass media can get higher salary.

Institutes Offering B.Sc. - Nutrition

Asansol Girls' College - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Honours
Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore - Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition
Bankura Sammilani College - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
Gour Mohan Sachin Mandal Mahavidyalaya - Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition
ITM - Institute of Health Sciences - Bachelor of Science in (Food Science and Nutrition)
J. D. Birla Institute - Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition (Hons)
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women, Chennai - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, F.S.M. & Dietetics
Manav Rachna College of Engineering - Bachelor Of Science In Nutrition Dietetics
Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics
Paramedical College - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
People's College of Paramedical Science & Research Centre - Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
PSG College of Arts & Science - Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
PSG College of Arts & Science - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Food Service Management & Dietetics
Ramananda College - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
Sarah Tucker College, Tirunelveli - Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition
Smt. Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College - Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics
SNDT College of Home Science - Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics
SNDT Women’s University - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Maharaja Sayajirao University - Bachelor of Science in (Home) Foods & Nutrition
Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Honours

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