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A PhD degree in Human Nutrition is suitable for students with a MSc degree in Nutritional Sciences or related areas who wish to become independent researchers and/or leaders in the field of nutritional Sciences. The School offers a stimulating research environment in which students can pursue a PhD degree from a wide variety of research themes due to the great diversity of research interests by the faculty members that provides opportunities in basic science, clinical research with our many hospital clinicians, as well as population health in Canada and abroad. Careers include academic positions, senior government and industry positions within in Canada and internationally.
Each graduate student shall have a supervisor and two members of a supervisory committee to guide the student. The supervisor will be defined at the time of admission to the program and committee members thereafter. Students are free to take many different courses to enhance their expertise but the only required course is the Doctoral comprehensive examinations unless there are courses required by the admissions committee.
The PhD thesis allows for the in-depth research in a broad range of areas in nutrition from genetic through to population health. Clinical research, population health in many areas of the world and animal models of nutritional problems are all of interest to our broad range of academics in human nutrition.