Nutrition

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
28.00 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5; Biology II (00XU), 01YJ;
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM); Organic Chemistry I 00XV, 01YH;
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 01Y2;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus);
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include two from: Math, Biology,
      Chemistry or Physics).
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Major

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

The Nutrition Major covers the many aspects of human nutrition and food. This is a flexible program that offers you a chance to participate in research and field studies, as well as internships. You will take courses in areas like biochemistry, physiology, statistics, genetics, food chemistry and more.  

You can choose from several specializations: 

  • Food Function and Safety 
  • Global Nutrition 
  • Health and Disease 
  • Nutritional Biochemistry 
  • Sports Nutrition 

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, focusing on the interplay of nutrients, health, environment and society. With a variety of areas of study for you to choose from, the School trains future leaders in areas like dietetics, nutrition, food function, food security, global nutrition, and nutritional biochemistry in health.


Careers

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. Program graduates have gone on to develop professional careers in: 

  • International nutrition and health promotion 
  • Public health services 
  • Pharmaceutical industries 
  • Food product research and development, food labeling and food inspection 
  • Medicine/Veterinary medicine 

Student in lab, studying nutrition with the artificial gut system

Student experience

You can choose to pursue an internship as part of this program. 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. 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the School of Human Nutrition.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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