PhD Program

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.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Human Nutrition

    Offered by:Human Nutrition
    Degree:Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirement:

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.



    Required Courses


    • NUTR 695 Hum Nutr Research Orientation 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 701 Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 796 PhD Research Presentation 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


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