The Doctor of Nutrition Sciences (DNS) covers aspects of nutrition and health, focusing upon
the role that nutrition plays in health, lifecycle, aging and disease. It prepares graduates
with expert-knowledge and skills, critical thinking abilities and aptitude to make effective
nutritional assessments - become experts in applying the principles of clinical nutrition to
patient care, and foster the development of dietetics practitioners and researchers. The
curriculum integrates evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics which provides the
foundation for students to complete outcomes based research project. With preeminent
faculty, state of the art laboratories, and innovative teaching methodology that incorporates
local resources with a global perspective, our students receive training that is both practical
and valuable for them throughout their careers.
The program will train and promote students with skills to provide value-driven and
client centred food, nutrition and dietetics services that represent best practices in
society, enhancing the client and employer satisfaction
The program will provide quality education to students reinforced by practical training;
monitor their achievements by providing them regular feedback of their performance
and help them overcome the barriers in learning.
Program will develop interpersonal communication skills of students by engaging them
in community based projects for assessment of health status, provision of information
regarding healthy food and improved quality of life of population.
The program will broaden the horizon of nutrition science students by transformation of
their analytical skills to establish evidence based practice, application of nutrition
principles to health promotion and prevention of diet-related diseases.
The program will foster among students, a culture of leadership so that they become
role models, mentors and entrepreneurs to enhance the profession of food, nutrition
and dietetics being able to recognize and eliminate health disparities.
To educate clients, individuals and public on food choices that optimize health and
To monitor trends and issues in the discipline of nutrition and translate this information
into curriculum and training programs.
To engage the Faculty members and Professionals in continued education and
professional development programs by conducting workshops, conferences and
Vision & mission
To produce professionals in the field of food & nutrition who acquire leading roles as clinicians, educators and researchers in nutritional sciences, dietetics and public health services, contribute to social well-being of individuals & families, promote healthy living and cure to disease for all socio-economic clusters of community
The mission of nutrition program at University of South Asia is to become a center of excellence in domains of food, nutrition & dietetics by provision of research-based knowledge, nutrition education and counselling to the students, empowering them to become leaders who deliver value driven client oriented services for improved quality of life. The program faculty and students will be recognized locally, nationally, or internationally as competent healthcare practitioners achieving the potential goals through demonstrating ethical standards.