BS-Human Nutrition & Dietetics
The mission of the program is to be advancing through innovative practice. Leadership in dietetics food and nutrition for healthier people and healthier nation.
To develop true understanding of HND with knowledge based study and value added research.
To confer St. Mary’s College a National and International recognition. We, therefore, are focusing on the advancement of new methodologies.
Research and Development:
To accomplish high quality research and produce well qualified teachers and researchers to participate in development projects
To grant students with a specialized experience that implants the intellect of professional morals in their personal through internships and research projects.
To communicate schooling and inculcate study background in such a mode that develops useful skills in students and inspire them towards a career of modernization
Curriculum & Program Objectives:
Courses offered by our College are designed to inculcate following qualities in students
Fields of HND
Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition
Obesity and Weight Management
Hospitals, clinics or other health-care facilities,
Sports nutrition and corporate well ness programs,
Food and nutrition-related business and industries,
Community and public health setting
Universities and medical centers
a) Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) with Pre-Medical or equivalent with 60% marks.
These jobs are typically in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. You’ll work with doctors and nurses as a vital member of a patient’s healthcare team, administer medical nutrition therapy, plan diets and educate patients about nutrition. Many develop specific expertise in areas such as diabetes, eating disorders, cancer, pediatrics, and kidney disease.
Community and Public Health
Working for local, state and national government agencies, professionals in this sector work on programs to educate and advise the public about healthy eating; focusing especially on the needs of families, children, pregnant women, and seniors.
Consulting or Private Practice
If you choose this pathway, you may work in your own business or for a firm that provides staffing to health care or food companies on contract. Dietitians in this segment often provide individual nutrition screening or assessment, weight loss guidance, and nutrition counseling for clients, including those with diet-related health issues.
Food and Nutrition Industries
This area appeals to creative, business-oriented, and entrepreneurial types. Using your knowledge and training, you may work in areas like consumer affairs, public relations, marketing, sales, or product development. You may even work in specialty retail stores helping shoppers identify nutritious meal options for their families.
A nutritionist may often function as the intermediary between a company and the public, and have the opportunity to improve the health of the population by analysing and having an impact on food supply. Careers in the food industry can span areas including:
food analysis and product development
food technology and science
Some RDs and RDNs have a knack for organization and process management and choose to manage institutional food service operations for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.
Dietitians with solid experience in operations or general management may also move into senior management and leadership positions in healthcare organizations, food industry companies, trade organizations, and other businesses.
Research and Education
There are opportunities for teaching and doing primary research for individuals in this field with advanced degrees at universities, medical centers, teaching hospitals, governmental agencies, pharmaceutical companies, food industry companies, and other organizations.
Sports and Wellness Nutrition
Professionals working in this field can educate sports professionals, recreational athletes, and athletic teams about the connections between food, fitness, and health. They also provide assessment and nutritional counseling for optimum
performance and recovery.
Trade or Professional Organizations
Working for these organizations focuses on supporting their membership and the industries they represent; and educating the public, shaping policy and supporting research in their respective fields.
Media and marketing
Nutritionists working in media and marketing may work as a media liaison or as a food commentator for radio and television, or may write and edit nutrition-related content for social media, websites, books and magazines.