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This programme will help to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of diet and nutrients in the etiology, prevention, treatment and management of diseases by offering a variety of subjects like basic to applied Food and Nutrition courses, nutrition education, nutrition for fitness, clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Eligibility Criteria

At least 14 years of schooling or 2 years of education after HSSC/FSc/Grade 12 equivalent to Bachelor of Science in the relevant discipline with minimum second division is the basic eligibility criteria. Candidates with the following degree are eligible for admission in this program:

  • BSc/BS Nursing
  • BS Physiotherapy
  • BS Medical Technology
  • Bachelors of Homeopathic Medical Sciences (BHMS) 
  • MD Alternative Medicine
  • Bachelor of Eastern Medicine 
  • BS in Medical Emergency & Intensive Care Technology
  • BSc/BS Vision Sciences 
  • BS/BSc Home Economics
  • BS Nutrition
  • BS Medical Sciences
  • BS/BSc Biotechnology
  • BSc (Hons) in Agriculture with specialization in Nutrition/Food technology
  • BS/BSc Biochemistry
  • BS/BSc Microbiology
  • BS/BSc Biology with the combination of courses at least chemistry and Zoology)

Selection Process

Merit Based


2 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

Blended Learning

AIOU Credits Required

60 Credit Hours, Course work equal to 54 credit hours Plus 06 credits research project

1. 3641- Macro-nutrients

2. 3642- Micro Nutrients 

3. 3643- Nutrition Education

4. 3644- Basics of Food Sciences

1. 3645- Nutrition – A Life Span Approach

2. 3646- Nutrition for Fitness 

3. 3647- Nutritional Assessment-I 

4. 3648- Nutritional Assessment-II

1. 3649- Maternal & Child Health 

2. 3652- Clinical Nutrition

3. 3653- Research Methods

4. 3654- Basic Biostatistics

1. 3650- Applied Epidemiology

2.3651- Food Microbiology

3. 3655- Research Project

Elective / Major Courses:




02 weeks workshop in each semster


Research Project Report 


Lab/ Community Based


Viva based on Research Project


Local Teaching Hospitals and Research Organizations


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.