M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Program Details

The M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology is a two-year comprehensive specialization that equips students with a deep understanding of nutrition and dietetics. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including clinical nutrition, public health nutrition, holistic nutrition, nutrition counseling, food science, and research methods. With a focus on the body's nutritional requirements at different stages of life and physiological conditions, students are well-prepared to make informed decisions regarding individual and community nutritional needs.

Students can choose from two key specializations: Dietetics and Holistic Wellness and Nutraceutical and Nutritional Policy. The first specialization emphasizes the assessment of nutritional requirements, conducting nutritional assessments, and developing personalized diet plans. It equips students to prevent, treat, and manage diseases while promoting holistic well-being. The second specialization explores the impact of nutrition policy on public health and equips students to participate in formulating policies and programs aimed at improving community health.

The program offers various opportunities for students to delve deeper into the field, enabling them to expand their knowledge and skills. By pursuing this M.Sc. program, students can develop expertise in nutrition and dietetics, contributing positively to individual health and community well-being. The curriculum's diverse and specialized tracks empower students to have a meaningful impact on public health through effective nutrition management and policy development.

Program Highlights

  • The M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics program emphasizes practical learning through extensive laboratory sessions, workshops, and industry internships, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings and enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Students gain valuable industry exposure, equipping them with the necessary insights and understanding of the healthcare field, preparing them for successful careers in nutrition and dietetics.
  • The curriculum focuses on developing essential skills such as communication, critical thinking, and teamwork, which are vital for success in the healthcare industry.
  • Students are encouraged to actively participate in seminars, conferences, and research projects to stay updated with emerging trends and innovations in the field of food, nutrition, and dietetics.
  • The UPES School of Health Sciences and Technology has collaborations with prestigious international organizations and universities, fostering a global perspective and enriching the learning experience.
  • Partnerships with government organizations, non-profits, and healthcare institutions like United Nations World Food Program (UN WFP), AIIMS Rishikesh, and Zeon Life Sciences Ltd. offer diverse opportunities to students for research, internships, and exposure to real-world challenges in the field.

The future scope of the M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics program is promising and dynamic. The food and nutrition industry is continuously evolving, driven by various factors. Preventive healthcare is a growing focus, leading to increased demand for nutritionists, dietitians, and health coaches to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes. Personalized nutrition is gaining traction, with advancements in technology enabling tailored recommendations based on genetic makeup and health tracking data. Plant-based vegan diets are on the rise, creating opportunities for nutritionists to assist individuals in transitioning to such eating patterns while ensuring nutritional adequacy. The sports nutrition industry is booming, with sports nutritionists playing a vital role in optimizing athletes' diets for enhanced performance and recovery. Functional foods and nutraceuticals are gaining popularity, and nutrition scientists are exploring innovative products and bioactive compounds. Integrating technology into healthcare allows nutritionists to provide virtual care and reach a wider audience. Corporate wellness programs are on the rise, leading to the hiring of nutrition specialists and health coaches. Public health nutritionists are actively engaging with policymakers and stakeholders to shape the food environment and advocate for healthy food choices. With ongoing research and development in the industry, a well-trained workforce is essential to meet future challenges and advance nutrition advocacy and policies. The M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics program at SoHST, UPES, aims to build skilled human resources to fulfill these evolving societal requirements.

Career Opportunities

Completing the M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology opens up a wide range of career opportunities for students. Graduates can pursue various roles in the field of dietetics, such as becoming Registered Dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators, Certified Obesity Educators, Sports Nutritionists, Pediatric Nutritionists, Lactation Consultants, and Oncology Nutrition Specialists. They can also explore opportunities in public health as Public Health Nutritionists or Program Policy Officers, or work in the industry as Scientists (Regulatory Affairs), Project Managers, and Research Executives in nutraceutical and food companies. Additionally, they have the option to become Holistic Nutritionists, Health Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Rehabilitation Counselors, or pursue careers in Teaching, Research, and Development.


The placements of the M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology have been commendable, with major recruiters like FITELO, Fitmantra, and Hindustan Wellness offering excellent opportunities to the graduates. The average annual salary package for the program stands at 4.36 Lakhs, reflecting the strong demand and recognition of the program among leading industry players. These placements highlight the quality of education and training provided by the institution, ensuring that students are well-prepared to embark on successful careers in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Fee Structure

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Interested students must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics as follows: Min. 50% marks in X, XII, and graduation in B.Sc. With Biology / Biotechnology / B.Sc. / Pharma / BPT/ B.Sc. Food Science Tech./ B.Sc. Microbiology/ B.Sc. Nursing / BMIT/B.Sc. B.Sc. Environmental Sciences/ B.Sc. Diary Sciences/ Biochemistry/ B.Sc. Chemistry/ B.Sc. Zoology/B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Dietetics/home science or any other equivalent course.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students who wish to pursue M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics at UPES depend on their individual performance in Personal Interview.


Semester 1

Research Methodology and Biostatistics2
Nutritional Biochemistry3
Fundamentals of Food Science3
Human Anatomy and Physiology3
Principles of Dietetics3
Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
Principles of Dietetics Lab1
Research Methodology and Biostastics Lab1
Nutritional Biochemistry Lab1
Disaster Management2
Fundamentals of Food Science Lab1
Seminar I1
Open Elective - I (Choose any one 
from below electives)
Microbial Physiology and Immunology3
Drug Discovery and Development3
Pharmaceutical Analysis3
Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
Cell Biology3
EDGE-Soft Skills0

Semester 2

Human Nutrition3
Diet in Disease3
Diet in Disease Lab1
Psychological Counselling Skills2
Pediatric and Geriatric Nutrition3
Advanced Instrumentation Techniques2
Advanced Instrumentation 
Techniques Lab
Artificial Intelligence and Machine 
Learning in Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence and 
Machine Learning in Healthcare Lab
Summer Internship0
EDGE – Advance Communication0
Seminar II1
Program Elective – I 
(Choose any one from given electives)
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle3
Nutritional Policy and 
Program for Public Health
Open Elective - II 
(Choose any one from given electives)
Diet in Disease3
Instrumentation in Microbiology3
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry3
Global Perspectives in Toxicology3

Semester 3

Therapeutic Nutrition3
Therapeutic Nutrition Lab1
Food Microbiology2
Food Microbiology Lab1
Research Project3
Scientific Writing2
Seminar III1
Intellectual Property Rights 
and Research Ethics
Design Thinking2
Program Elective - II
(Chose any one from given electives)
Dietary Management in Advance Disease3
Nutrigenomics and Pharmacogenomics3
Program Elective - III
(Chose any one from given electives)
Nutrition in Emergencies3
Nutraceutical and Functional Food3
Hospital/Industrial Internship 
Report and Presentation
Open Elective - III
(Chose any one from given electives)
Chromatographic and 
Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition3
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics 3
Diagnostic Biochemistry3
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology3

Semester 4

Research Project15
Research Seminar2

Varied Specialisations to pick from

Dietetics and Holistic Wellness

Dietetics and Holistic Wellness

Nutraceutical and Nutritional Policy

Nutraceutical and Nutritional Policy