School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

School of Human Nutrition

Location

Location

  • Macdonald Stewart Building
  • McGill University, Macdonald Campus
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7773
  • Fax: 514-398-7739
  • Email: nutrition.dietetics [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/nutrition

About the School of Human Nutrition

About the School of Human Nutrition

Health and well-being of individuals and populations in relation to food choices and metabolism prevail as the unifying theme of the programs in the School of Human Nutrition, a part of the McGill University Health Sciences.

The School offers a B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) in either the Dietetics Major or the Nutrition Major.

The Dietetics Major is an accredited professional program which leads to eligibility to register with a provincial dietetic regulatory body as a registered dietitian. The 3.5 year (115 credits) Dietetics Major is an undergraduate degree which includes 40 weeks of internship (Professional Practice - Stage) which is sequenced and integrated into each year of study. Students are exposed to a variety of practice settings including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management. The program is designed according to the Integrated Competencies for Dietetics Education and Practice (ICDEP) and is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).

The Nutrition Major is a 90-credit undergraduate degree. At its core, it deals with how diet, nutrition, and metabolism affect human health and disease risk. It offers you exciting opportunities to specialize in one of five concentrations (Food Function and Safety; Global Nutrition; Health and Disease; Nutritional Biochemistry; and Sports Nutrition), to incorporate research experience, travel for field studies, or a Minor in your program. It does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. However, it is excellent preparation for further studies including graduate, medical, veterinary and other professional schools, or for many careers including in the food, pharma or other industry, government or NGO, or global health organizations.

B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.): The School also offers a dual degree, the B.Sc. Food Science/Nutritional Science Major, which is a 122-credit undergraduate degree. You will obtain a strong background in chemical sciences regarding the physical nature and chemical properties of foods, combined with an advanced understanding of the important role of nutrition and metabolism in health and disease.

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Degrees Offered by the School of Human Nutrition

Degrees Offered by the School of Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences – B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)

Two undergraduate degree programs are offered by the School.

  • The Dietetics Major leads to professional qualification;
  • The Nutrition Major offers five concentrations:
    • Food Function and Safety
    • Global Nutrition
    • Health and Disease
    • Nutritional Biochemistry
    • Sports Nutrition

M.Sc.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Graduate degrees in Human Nutrition are also offered in thesis- and non-thesis-based research at the master’s level and thesis-based research at the doctoral level. Three options are available in the M.Sc. Applied degree:

  • Dietetics Credentialing
  • Practicum
  • Project

For further information, contact the School or refer to Agricultural & Environmental Sciences' Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)