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Introduction

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.

Undergraduate Secretary:

Professor S.C. Cunnane, FitzGerald Building

Enquiries:

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.

Specialist program:
(12.0 full courses or their equivalent, including at least three 400-series courses)

First Year:
BIO150Y1; CHM (CHM138H1, CHM139H1)/CHM151Y1; MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY110Y1/PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1 (PHY138Y1 recommended)

Second Year:
BCH210H1; BIO250Y1; CHM (CHM220H1, CHM247H1/CHM249H1); NFS284H1; STA (STA220H1, STA221H1/JBS229H1) (BIO260H1 recommended)

Third Year:
BIO349H1/JLM349H1; NFS382H1; 386H1; PSL302Y1

Fourth Year:
1. NFS484H1
2. Two of NFS486H1, NFS487H1, 488H1, NFS490H1, NFS494Y1


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