NFS Nutritional Sciences
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Nutritional Sciences represents an exciting and challenging area of study of a truly interdisciplinary nature. Understanding of the impact of nutrition on health and its role in disease prevention is based upon a knowledge of the metabolic processes involved (nutrient requirements and utilization, food additive metabolism and safety), of the chemistry of foods (food composition, preservation, and production) and of social and behavioural factors (determinants of food selection). Thus, in this program, the physical, biological and social sciences are integrated in consideration of the national and international goals of achieving an appropriate supply and utilization of food.
Most career opportunities in Nutritional Sciences require training beyond the undergraduate level. The Specialist Program provides excellent preparation for entry into postgraduate studies in nutrition research or community nutrition or for a professional faculty such as Medicine and Dentistry.
Please note that this Department does not offer an undergraduate dietetics program. Students interested in applying for a dietetic internship after graduation should contact Dietitians of Canada for information (www.dietitians.ca).
Students interested in applying to the M.H.Sc. Comm. Nutr. program are advised to contact the program director during their third year of undergraduate studies.
Professor S.C. Cunnane, FitzGerald Building
FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street, Room 316 (416-978-2747)
Nutritional Sciences Program
Nutritional Sciences (Science program)
Enrolment in the Specialist Program can begin at the end of first year, and admission is based on maintaining an overall GPA of 2.7 in the required courses.
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