MSc (Thesis)

A masters degree in Human Nutrition offers advanced Nutrition courses in a broad range of research areas. The program is suitable for graduates of undergraduate degrees in nutritional sciences, exercise physiology, kinesiology, food science, biochemistry, medicine, or another closely related field. Students are required to complete 14 credits in advanced level coursework in nutrition and research methodology plus 31 credits related to their thesis research. Graduates of our M.Sc. thesis degree have pursued successful careers in research, international health agencies, government agencies, and industry.

The broad range of academic disciplines in the area of nutrition research makes for a dynamic setting to advance in nutritional knowledge. Many choices for pursuing the area of your interest are available ranging from population health studies in a number of international settings such as Northern Canada, East and West Africa, South and Central America as well as clinical and community health issues with nutritional implications, food security, nutriceuticals and genetic studies of the interactions of genes and nutrient intakes,. Consult the profiles of the professors involved with the School for details on their research interests.

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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Human Nutrition (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Human Nutrition
    Degree:Master of Science

Program Requirement:

Thesis Courses (33 credits)


  • NUTR 680 Human Nutrition M.Sc. Thesis 1 7 Credits
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  • NUTR 681 Human Nutrition M.Sc. Thesis 2 8 Credits
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  • NUTR 682 Human Nutr M.Sc. Thesis 3 9 Credits
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  • NUTR 683 Human Nutrition M.Sc. Thesis 4 9 Credits
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Required Courses (3 credits)


  • NUTR 695 Hum Nutr Research Orientation 1 Credits
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    • Fall
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  • NUTR 696 Human Nutrition Seminar 1 Credits
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  • NUTR 697 MSc Final Presentation 1 Credits
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Complementary Courses (9 credits)



    3 credits in graduate-level statistics
    3 credits in graduate-level research methods
    3 credits in graduate-level courses (chosen in consultation with supervisory committee)



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