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Major Nutrition - Sports Nutrition (90 credits)

Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences)

Program Requirements

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. The concentration in sports nutrition integrates the influence of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in the biotechnology field, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

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Required Courses (62 credits)

All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

  • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Measures of central tendency and dispersion; binomial and Poisson distributions; normal, chi-square, Student's t and Fisher-Snedecor F distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; simple linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance for simple experimental designs.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Pierre R L Dutilleul, Valérie Gravel (Fall) Pierre R L Dutilleul, Valérie Gravel (Winter)

    • Two 1.5-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab
  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Metabolism in humans and domestic animals. The chemistry of alimentary digestion, absorption, transport, intermediary metabolism and excretion.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Raj Duggavathi, Deborah Martin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211
  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A study of the organization, functions and regulation of various organ systems in mammals. The nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems are discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Denyse Laurin, Sarah Kimmins (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: LSCI 202 or LSCI 204 or ANSC 234, or permission of instructor
  • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A detailed study of the endocrine system and its role in the maintenance of homeostasis in higher vertebrates, including the endocrine regulation of energy balance.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Zadworny (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 323
  • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science & Agr-Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : This course enables one to gain an appreciation of the scope of food science as a discipline. Topics include introductions to chemistry, processing, packaging, analysis, microbiology, product development, sensory evaluation and quality control as they relate to food science.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lawrence Goodridge (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science & Agr-Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : A study of the chemistry and functionality of the major components comprising food systems, such as water, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. The relationship of these components to food stability will be studied in terms of degradative reactions and processing.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ashraf A Ismail (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211
  • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science & Agr-Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : A study of the chemistry and functionality of the minor components comprising food systems, such as enzymes, anthocyanins, carotenoids, additives, vitamins and essential oils. The relationship of these components to food stability in terms of degradative reactions and processing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Benjamin K Simpson (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: FDSC 251
  • LSCI 204 Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The course integrates classical, molecular and population genetics of animals, plants, bacteria and viruses. The aim is to understand the flow of genetic information within a cell, within families and in populations. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving based learning. The laboratory exercises will emphasize the interpretation of genetic experimental data.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Benoit Charron (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BIOL 202.
  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes. Introduction to intermediary metabolism.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Reza Salavati, Armando Jardim, Elias Georges (Fall) Armando Jardim, Elias Georges, Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Co-requisite: FDSC 230
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FDSC 211
  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The occurrence and importance of microorganisms (especially bacteria) in the biosphere. Principles governing growth, death and metabolic activities of microorganisms. An introduction to the microbiology of soil, water, plants, food, man and animals.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MICR 230.
  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Provides students who have a basic biology/chemistry background with the fundamental information on how macronutrients, vitamins and minerals are metabolized in the body, followed by application to evaluate current issues of maximizing health and disease prevention at different stages of the lifecycle.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Linda J Wykes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Corequisites: AEBI 202 or CEGEP Objective 00XU or FDSC 230 or CEGEP Objective 00XV
    • Restriction: Not open to students who take NUTR 200 or EDKP 292
    • Restriction: Science students in physical science and psychology programs who wish to take this course should see the Arts and Science Student Affairs Office for permission to register.
  • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals (4 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : The structure and composition of foods, sensory evaluation and the scientific principles underlying physical and chemical changes that occur during food preparation. Displays, demonstrations and "hands-on" experience to relate culinary, nutritional and food safety theory to practical applications.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Judy Campbell, Louise Thibault (Fall)

    • Fall
    • One 3-hour lecture and one 4-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: FDSC 230 or corequisite with instructor's permission.
    • Corequisite: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211
    • This course includes a fee of $350 for a culinary tool kit, chef coat, hairnet, food ingredients, supplies and laboratory manual. The fee is refundable as long as the kit and supplies have not been opened, used or scratched and the manual is intact. Students who drop this course during the course add/drop period may return the kit (if already received) to their department, who will then advise the Student Accounts Office to reverse the charges for the fee once they have inspected the materials and found them to be in acceptable condition.
  • NUTR 307 Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Nutrition in human health and disease from the molecular to the organismal level. Nutrigenomics, the impact of genotype on nutrient metabolism, health and disease risk, and the role of nutrients in metabolic regulation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Linda J Wykes, Luis Agellon (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Corequisites: ANSC 234 or BIOC 311, and PHGY 210 or ANSC 323 or NUTR 207
    • 3 lecture hours and 1 tutorial/conference hour.
  • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : The principles and techniques of communicating applied sciences to individuals and groups in both the professional and public milieu. Effective public speaking and group interaction techniques. Communication materials selection, development, use, and evaluation. Writing for the media. Balancing risk and reason in communicating scientific findings.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures, 1 lab
    • Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credits in a B.Sc. program
  • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Nutrient utilization, requirements and recommended allowances as related to physiological development throughout the life cycle. Physiological, psychological and environmental determinants of eating behaviour.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Stan Kubow (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures, 1 conference
    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or BIOC 311, plus ANSC 330 or NUTR 307
  • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Clinical nutrition assessment and dietary modification of pathological conditions including hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease, obesity, diverticulosis, cancer, COPD, anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kristine G Koski (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Two 2-hour lectures
    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or BIOC 311, and ANSC 323, plus ANSC 330 or NUTR 307.
    • Corequisites: NUTR 337 and ANSC 424.
  • NUTR 450 Research Methods: Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Introduction to methods of clinical, community, international, and laboratory-based nutrition research. Lectures, readings and assignments will cover basic research concepts. Students undertake a computer directed literature search and analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Linda J Wykes, Niladri Basu (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures, 3 hours research, 4 hours other
    • Prerequisites: AEMA 310 or BIOL 373, and NUTR 307 or ANSC 330
  • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Multidisciplinary approach that integrates principles of bioenergetics with nutrition through the lifespan.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hugues Plourde, Ross Andersen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: Undergraduate Basic Biochemistry (3 credits), Undergraduate Mammalian Physiology (EDKP 331 or PHGY 210 or ANSC 323), Undergraduate Introductory Nutrition (EDKP 392 or NUTR 207 or NUTR 307).
  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An overview of the use of herbal medicines and food phytochemicals and the benefits and risks of their consumption. The physiological basis for activity and the assessment of toxicity will be presented. Current practices relating to the regulation, commercialization and promotion of herbs and phytochemicals will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Timothy A Johns (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and a project
    • Prerequisites (Undergraduate): FDSC 211 or LSCI 211 or BIOL 201 or BIOC 212
  • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An applied course in analysis and interpretation of nutrition data sets. Introduction to specialized dietary and anthropometric computer programs. Written and oral presentation of results.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Katherine Gray-Donald (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: NUTR 337
    • Corequisite: NUTR 450
    • This course includes a fee of $100 for a course and lab manual prepared by the instructor of the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manual is intact.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

At least 3 credits from the following:

  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An interdisciplinary approach to the study of mammary development, the onset of lactation and its cessation, comparing the differences in mammalian species in mammary development from embryological, pre- and post-pubertal and pre- and post-partum aspects. Lactation at the cellular and biochemical levels.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Arif Mustafa (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 460.
  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course will cover the major nutritional problems in developing countries. The focus will be on nutrition and health and emphasize young children and other vulnerable groups. The role of diet and disease for each major nutritional problem will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Grace Marquis (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures and one seminar
    • Prerequisite: For undergraduate students, consent of instructor required
  • NUTR 511 Nutrition and Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Discussion of knowledge in the area of nutrition and behaviour through lectures and critical review of recent literature; to discuss the theories and controversies associated with relevant topics; to understand the limitations of our knowledge. Topics such as diet and brain biochemistry, stress, feeding behaviour and affective disorders will be included.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 2 lectures and one seminar
    • Prerequisite: NUTR 445 for undergraduate students or consent of instructor
  • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Pathophysiology and clinical nutrition intervention for various disease conditions including dysphagia, gastrointestinal and liver disease, diabetes mellitus, renal disease and other.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kristine G Koski, Hope Weiler (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Two 2.5-hour lectures
    • Prerequisites: NUTR 344 and ANSC 424
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NUTR 445
    • This course includes a fee of $300 for the purchase of professional diet manuals available only to ASPEN (American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition), ADA (American Dietetics Association), DC (Dietitians of Canada) or OPDQ (Ordre Professionnel des Dietetistes du Quebec) members certified to instruct qualifying students in Dietetics. These manuals are not available to the general public, hence the School is responsible for procuring these necessary materials. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manuals are intact.

At least 9 credits from:

  • ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Introduction to the gross anatomy of the various organ systems of head, neck and trunk regions of the human body. Practical tutorials include studies of prepared specimens, use of the anatomical museum and audio-visual materials. This course is limited in size. Selection of students (other than those requiring the course as part of their program) will be made after the first lecture. (Admission is guaranteed for all students enrolled in programs in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for which ANAT 214 is a required course.)

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Louis Hermo (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practical tutorial
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112 (or CEGEP equivalent), PHGY 209 and PHGY 210
    • Recommended: to U2 students in Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • EDKP 330 Physical Activity and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : This course introduces students to literature on the role of physical activity and general health and well-being. Students will examine issues of exercise adherence, exercise prescription and the economic impact of physical fitness programs in the workplace.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ross Andersen (Fall)

  • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Examination of the physiological responses of the neuromuscular, metabolic, endocrine, and circulatory and respiratory systems to acute and chronic exercise.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Celena Scheede (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and PHGY 210.
  • EDKP 444 Ergonomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : An examination of ergonomic issues including: injury mechanisms, evaluation and assessment techniques, occupational health and safety legislation, and ergonomic interventions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ANAT 315, EDKP 206
  • EDKP 445 Exercise Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The biochemical structure and regulation of major biochemical pathways related to exercise. Examine the hormonal regulation of lipid, carbohydrate and protein metabolism during short and prolonged exercise as well as the influence of physical training. Examine gender-related differences and exercise metabolism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • EDKP 446 Physical Activity and Ageing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Review of ageing-related changes in circulatory, respiratory, neuromuscular, hormonal, metabolic and immune systems as they relate to functional limitations and the physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise. Examination of the role of exercise in mitigating ageing response.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Russell Hepple (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • EDKP 448 Exercise and Health Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The psychological aspects of health and participation in exercise and physical activity. The application of psychological knowledge and methodology within exercise and health. Theory and evidence on selected topics in this area of study.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shane Sweet (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 261
  • EDKP 449 Exercise Pathophysiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Review of the physiological bases of selected disorders of the immune, renal, neurological and muscular-skeletal systems and an examination of the particularities of exercise responses and the effects of exercise conditioning in these populations. A special emphasis on the scientific bases for exercise prescription.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Tanja Taivassalo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • EDKP 485 Exercise Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The physiological bases of selected cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disorders and an examination of the particularities of exercise responses and the effects of exercise conditioning in these populations. A special emphasis on the scientific bases for exercise prescription.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dennis Jensen (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • EDKP 495 Scientific Principles of Training (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Application of physiological and kinesiological principles in the selection and evaluation of athletic and physical fitness programs. Specific topics studied will include aerobic and anaerobic training, interval training, circuit training, weight training for muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, motor ability, obesity and energy balance.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Celena Scheede (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • EDKP 542 Environmental Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Environmental Exercise Physiology will examine human physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise in the following environments: thermal stress (hot and cold), hypobaric (medium and high altitude), hyperbaric (diving and chambers), and microgravity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • NUTR 430 Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An individualized course of study in dietetics/human nutrition under the supervision of a staff member with expertise on a topic not otherwise available in a formal course. A written agreement between student and staff member must be made before registration and filed with the Program Coordinator.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter

Elective Courses (16 credits)

16 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. Reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval, students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.

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