Department of Dietetics & Food Service Management (SF)
The PG programme in Dietetics & Food Service Management aims to improve the health of people through nutrition. The mission is to provide students with a broad educational background in the science of food, nutrition, diet, and food service management. Nutrition and Dietetics is a vital growing field and the opportunities and possibilities in this field are endless. The field of nutrition & dietetics is a multi-dimensional field with practical application in our day-to-day lives. With its dynamic and interesting curriculum, this course aims at producing versatile candidates in the field of nutrition and dietetics
The Curriculum of M.Sc. Dietetics & Food Service Management was designed in such a way that it ensures academic consistency, professionalism in students and also provides a workable structure for the educator. The subjects covered in the postgraduate programme are many with Dietetics, Human Physiology, Statistics, Public Health Nutrition, Sports Nutrition,
Biochemical changes in diseases, Research Methodology, Food Microbiology, Food Facilities and Layout, Equipments, Food Service Management, etc., with Project/dissertation and Internship.
The students undergo internship training as a part of their course curriculum in Hospitals and Star Hotels. Thus the curriculum throws light on each and every area of the core courses and also provides professional experiences in core subjects and thereby enhancing the skills of students to meet industry requirements and succeed in the professional environment.
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Where Are the Jobs in Nutrition?
Although any number of medical professionals may counsel individuals in diet and nutrition, the true pros of nutrition are undoubtedly the ones that hold credentials as registered dieticians (RD) and nutritionists.
Registered dietitians and nutritionists are clinical experts whose work often takes them to hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities. But a career in nutrition doesn’t have to be bound by the four walls of the clinical setting.
Outside of clinical practice, careers in nutrition include performing research at colleges, universities, and governmental/private research facilities, helping governmental and private agencies set policies used to develop and administer nutrition programs, and overseeing product development and quality control in private food companies/corporations.
- Work in inpatient and outpatient settings
- Work with specific populations (older adults, infants, adolescents, pregnant women)
- Work in specific medical specialties (pediatric, renal, diabetes, nutrition support)
- Registered Dietitian (RD)
- Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR)
- Licensed Nutritionist
- Sports Nutritionist
- Health Coach
- Clinical Dietitian
- Holistic Nutritionist
Food and Nutrition Management – Provide consulting services for healthy eating options to:
Public Health Nutrition
- Work with federal government organizations, such asi ICDS, USDA and FDA
- Work with state and local agencies in programs such as Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Congregate Meals programs
Nutrition Education and Research
- Work with state boards of education and nutrition/health councils
- Provide nutrition education and wellness programs to businesses
- Work in research settings, overseeing clinical trials and interventions
- Private Practice/Consulting – Provide consultation services to clients in areas such as:
- Diabetes management
- Weight management
- Eating disorders
- Sports nutrition
- Provide consultation services to clients at health clubs/spas
- Business and Industry – Work in marketing, public relations, quality control, and research and development for:
- Food manufacturers
- Nutraceutical companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Food service vendors
- Food service contract management
- Trade associations
- International Food Organizations
- US AID
- Peace Corps
- Center for Food Safety
Dietetics & Food