Clinical Nutrition And DIETETICS

About Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Clinical nutrition is concerned with therapeutic uses for nutrition, usually in medical settings, as part of a complete health care
  • Clinical Nutritionists create effective nutrition plans aimed at disease prevention and treatment, strengthening of the immune system, and nourishment of the
  • In medical terms, clinical nutrition is concerned with the therapeutic aspects of nutrition, and its role in strengthening the immune system.
  • The demand for nutritionists/dieticians has significantly increased over the years owing to increased awareness amongst individuals to stay healthy and avoid high-calorie diets resulting in hypertension, obesity, and other food-related diseases.
  • Nutritionists/dieticians are health specialists who create diets for They teach patients about healthy food habits/lifestyles and staying aware of developments in nutrition and medicine.
  • Dietetics emphasizes food management, whereas nutrition emphasizes the promotion of health by way of healthy food. Through a healthy diet, nutritionists/dieticians facilitate in improving their patients’ quality of life as well as overall well- being.

Course Duration and Course Details

B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Duration: 3 years +1 year intern

Eligibility: XII (PCB) min 45%

M.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Duration: 2 years

Graduate Specialisations Post-Graduate Specialisations
Nutrition and Dietetics Clinical Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition Public Health Nutrition
Food Science and Nutrition Sports Nutrition/Dietetics
Applied Nutrition Paediatric Nutrition
Dietetics Food Science/Technology
Home Science Gerontological Nutrition
Renal Nutrition

B.Sc Clinical Nutrition Syllabus

Semester I

  • Communication Skills and Personality Development, Human Physiology, Introduction to Food and Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food & Nutrition-Computer Fundamentals

Semester II

  • Public Health and Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry Human Nutrition, Maternal & Child Health

Semester III

  • Food Microbiology, Food Quality and Analysis, Family Meal Planning, Industrial

Management and Facility Planning

Semester IV

  • Food Science, Fundamentals of Bakery & Confectionery, Food Preservation

Semester V

  • Ethics and Environmental Studies, Dietetics 1, Food Packaging & Marketing

Management, Food Processing Operations

Semester VI

Dietetics 2, Food Biotechnology, Food Service Management, Diet & Patient Counselling, Internship.

M.Sc Clinical Nutrition Syllabus

Semester I

Food Science

Nutrition through Development Stages

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Diet Therapy I

Computer Applications

Semester II

Advanced Nutrition Diet Control

Community Nutrition Diet Therapy II

Food Cost Quality Control

Semester III

Advanced Nutrition II

Research Methodology

Statistics Nutritional Biochemistry

Nutritional Management Safety

Semester IV

Clinical Nutrition

Financial and Food Management


Recruiting Area

  • Education and Public Relations
  • Food Industry
  • Food Service Field
  • Health Care Field
  • Pvt. Hospitals
  • Hotels and Catering Firms
  • Research & Development Centre’s
  • Social Welfare Organizations

Recruiting Companies

  • Amul
  • Godrej Industrial Limited
  • Dabur India
  • PepsiCo India Holdings
  • Nestle India Pvt.
  • Britannia Industries
  • ITC Limited, Parle Products Pvt.
  • Agro Tech Foods, Perfetti India Ltd
  • Cadbury India
  • Hindustan Lever Limited
  • Milkfood
  • MTR Foods limited
  • Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd
  • MAFCO Ltd
  • Wockhardt, BEC Foods Ltd, ITC

Career Prospects

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

Job Prospects



Job Description Average Annual

Pay Scale in INR



Therapeutic Dietitians plan, design, and lead food services or nutrition projects to aid the advancement of health and control of illnesses. 2,89,292
Sports Nutritionist Sports Nutritionists are in charge of teaching athletes and fitness enthusiasts in terms of effective approaches towards enhancing health, improving, and dealing with weight issues. 3,27,809
Professor Professors teach students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in the area of specialization. 9,13,657
Consultant Consultants often practice an area of specialties, such as food safety, kitchen design, culinary development, master planning, or revenue generation. 3,44,040
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