BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Program Description

Nutrition is a biological process that utilizes the nutrients provided by food or other sources for the survival and growth of the organism. The arena of scientific pursuits in nutrition as a science is very broad. People from a wide variety of fields specializes in specific areas of nutrition that are related to their original field of study may call themselves nutritionists e.g. veterinary scientists, plant scientists, food scientists, physicians, pharmacists, biochemists may all be titled nutritionist after getting some expertise in nutrition though they have very diverse expertise in relation to nutrition. Human nutritionists study about various aspects of human nutrition and have much more comprehensive knowledge than the other kind of Nutritionists.

Program Objectives and Features


Following are the main objectives of the Program:

  • Establish Internationally accreditable undergraduate and postgraduate professional education programs in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Undertake, promote and support research that can provide evidence base for resolving human nutrition issues
  • Liaison with the industry and corporate sector to facilitate provision of nutrition promoting product and services
  • Liaison with private and public stakeholders to Undertake, promote and support projects to promote nutritious and safe diets and healthy life styles.


  • PhD qualified faculty members.
  • Faculty trained in foreign partner universities.
  • Mandatory 500 hours industrial internships in bachelor programs.
  • Foreign faculty teaching from partner universities.
  • Working on research projects funded by national and international organizations.
  • Three affiliated hospitals
  • 40 GBPS core network capacity.
  • Campus-wide WiFi-6 compliant with 5G technology.
  • Fully furnished hostels for boys and girls.
  • Air-conditioned transportation.
  • On-campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care for students.
  • Ancillary Facilities include, Sports , open gymnasiums, Student Teacher Center.

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Salient Features

  • Program approved from HEC
  • Ph.D qualified experience faculty members Faculty trained in foreign partner universities
  • Mandatory 500 hours structured industrial internship in bachelor programs.
  • Foreign faculty teaching from partner universities
  • Dual degree options
  • Opportunity to work with industrial practitioners.
  • Working on research projects funded by national and international organizations.
  • 40 Gbps core network capacity
  • Campus-wide WiFi-6 compliant with 5G technology
  • Fully furnished hostels for boys and girls
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • On campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care for students
  • Ancillary facilities like sports, open gymnasium, student teacher center

Location and Ambience

Natural mountains nestle PAF IAST that flank its campus from all sides. The institute offers one  ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. Furthermore, to its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Moreover, set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. This results in an ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity. Most importantly, major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. Therefore, all faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn. Furthermore, they benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions. The institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. Moreover, the institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. As a result, we have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. 

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong relationship between academia and industry. As a result, this paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. Therefore, this will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives.

On-Spot Industry Internship

Firstly, it will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. Secondly, this will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.


Human Nutritionists and Dietetics can work as a dietician in hospitals and Nutritionists in health clinics, health centers, and MNCs. Graduates can also work as a project assistant, project associate, chief nutritionist in NGO’s and private organizations.


PAF-IAST promotes equal opportunities and welcomes students from all backgrounds, irrespective of their creed, color, gender, ethnicity, and their social and financial status. Female students are encouraged to join any program of their choice and realize their dreams.