M.Sc. - Clinical Nutrition

School of Allied Health Sciences

M.Sc. Clinical Nutrition or Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition is a postgraduate Nutrition and Dietetics course. Clinical nutrition is concerned with therapeutic uses for nutrition, usually in medical settings as part of a complete health care program. Clinical nutritionists create effective nutrition plans that work toward health outcomes such as disease prevention and treatment, strengthening of the immune system and nourishment of those unable to care for themselves. Candidates will acquire knowledge in nourishment, detoxification, fluid and electrolyte balance, blood types, anti-oxidants, anti-stress disorders, physical fitness, infectious diseases, and mental performance. The duration of the course is two years on a semester pattern. The course offers many career opportunities to the candidates after its completion.

Key Information


2 Years


B.Sc. in relevant subjects with with min. 50%

Selection Procedure

Merit + PI


As per Jaipur National University Rules.

Industry Internship Programme

Students are expected to complete at least 45 days training in different areas of the hospital with community-based health clinics or various corporations like Jaipur National University Institute for Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Jaipur

Programme Structure

  • Advanced Nutrition I
  • Advanced Nutrition II
  • General Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Advances in Human Nutrition
  • Food Science and Food Processing
  • Research methodology and biostatistics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Community Health and Nutrition
  • Institutional Food Management
  • Dietetics and Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology and Food Safety
  • Hospital Training
  • 6 months Dissertation work- Research Work

Career Prospects

Graduates can:

  • Work as dietitians in hospitals so as to recommend and supervise the therapeutic diet to the patient according to its nutritional needs.
  • Be employed as diet consultants in hotels, flight kitchens, railways and industrial canteens to manage the nutritious and healthy menu.
  • Be placed as a nutritionist in health clinics and food industries so as to deal with the nutritional aspects of food.
  • Be a member of the teaching faculty in the higher education sector in any renowned university.
  • Be involved in research fields as research assistants/ Associate in institutes undertaking research programmes.
  • Work as nutrition and health project officers under different welfare programmes of governmental and non -governmental organizations such as FAO, WHO, UNICEF.
  • Be entrepreneurs and can work as a freelance Registered Dietitians (RD).
  • Be placed as counselors in Sports and Fitness centers.
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