Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences

The Honours B.Sc. major in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences is an exciting and unique major in Canada. Offered within the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, this major will provide you with a broad and basic grounding in the biology of nutrition, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and nutraceuticals. Beginning in your first year with a course entitled “Biological Concepts of Health” and followed in second year by “Fundamentals of Nutrition” you will examine the biology of nutrition from a whole organism level to the molecular and cellular aspects of metabolism. In your third or fourth years, you will complete courses examining the efficacy, regulatory policies and relationships of functional foods and nutraceuticals to food and drugs and the roles nutrients and phytochemicals play in maintaining health and preventing/treating disease. You may also have an opportunity to complete a research course with a faculty member in a discipline related to nutrition, food, nutraceuticals, health and disease. The program is supported by a number of facilities on campus that you can be involved with during your undergraduate degree including the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit, Health and Performance Centre and the Food Technology Centre. Our NANS alumni can be found in a variety of careers in universities, governmental and private industries settings or have continued their studies in a variety of professional programs including human medicine, dentistry and naturopathic medicine. The international reputation of the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science for both teaching and research makes Guelph an outstanding choice for your undergraduate studies in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences.

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A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies located in the Undergraduate Calendar.