BSc in Nutritional Sciences

About

McGill’s School of Human Nutrition is Canada’s longest established teaching and research institution in the field of human nutrition. Its main goal is to improve human health. It focuses on nutrients, health, environment and society. With a variety of areas of study for you to choose from, the School trains future leaders in areas such as dietetics, nutrition, food function, food security, global nutrition, and nutritional biochemistry in health.

 

 

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.

This is a flexible program. It offers you the chance to participate in research and field studies, as well as internships. Our students have worked in hospital research labs; with student athletes at McGill; doing nutritional marketing in New York City; with patients undergoing surgery at McGill hospitals; and designing healthy food plans in a local community kitchen.

The Nutrition Major equips students for many careers and is a great preparation for graduate studies or professional schools such as medicine. The Nutrition Major does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

BSc (Nutritional Sciences) | MAJOR IN DIETETICS*

The Dietetics Major is an accredited, professional program that leads to qualification as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. The program includes 40 weeks of supervised internships (stages) in clinical and community nutrition and food service systems management. Upon graduating, you will be eligible to become a member of Dietitians of Canada and the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) [Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec].

*Note: If you are applying from high school, you cannot apply directly to the Dietetics Major. You must apply to the Freshman Nutrition program, and apply to transfer to Dietetics after your first 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 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

For more career options: mcgill.ca/caps/discipline