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BSc in Nutritional Sciences

About

As the longest standing and leading teaching and research institution in human nutrition in Canada, the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition’s primary mission is to improve human health. The School trains future leaders in dietetics and nutritional sciences, food safety, food security, global health, and international nutrition. Two Majors - Nutrition or Dietetics - are available, as well as a concurrent degree in Food Science and Nutritional Sciences.

 

NUTRITION

DIETETICS

CONCURRENT*

Degree

BSc (NutrSc)

BSc (NutrSc)

BSc (FoodSc)/BSc (NutrSc)

Program Duration (yrs)**

3

3.5

4

Total Credits**

90

115

122

Integrated Internship

No

Yes

Yes

Leads to Professional Accreditation (OPDQ)

No

Yes

No

Specialization included

Yes

No

No

* Click here for Concurrent Degree
** Does not include Freshman year or pre-requisites

Majors

Two Majors are available:

BSc (Nutritional Sciences) | MAJOR IN NUTRITION

The 3-year Nutrition Major covers the many aspects of human nutrition and food. Students can specialize in Sports Nutrition, Global Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Function and Safety, or Health and Disease. It also offers opportunities to incorporate research experience and field studies. The Nutrition Major prepares students for many careers including medical school and other professional schools as well as for graduate studies. It provides an excellent background for work in the food, pharmaceutical, industrial, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and global health organizations. The Nutrition Major does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

BSc (Nutritional Sciences) | MAJOR IN DIETETICS*

The 3.5-year accredited Dietetics Major leads to professional qualification as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. The program includes a 40-week supervised internship (stage) in clinical and community nutrition and food service systems management. Upon graduating, students are eligible to become members of Dietitians of Canada and Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) [Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec].

*Note: Applicants from high school cannot apply directly to the Dietetics Major. High school applicants can apply to the Freshman Nutrition program and have the option of applying to Dietetics after the Freshman year.

Courses

NUTRITION: For a complete list of courses by term, please click here.

DIETETICS: For a complete list of courses by term, please click here.

Careers

Nutrition

■ International nutrition and health promotion

■ Public health services   

■ Pharmaceutical industries

■ Food labeling and program development

■ Food product research and development

■ Food labeling and food inspection

■ Medical school/ Veterinary school

 

Dietetics

■ Hospitals, medical clinics and long term care centres

■ Public health services   

■ Pharmaceutical industries

■ Food service management

■ International nutrition and health promotion

■ Communication agencies and the media

■ Agri-Food companies

■ Health and fitness centres