The foods we eat are essential to maintaining the health of individuals and populations.

Students in the Honours Bachelor of Food and Nutritional Sciences will have an in-depth knowledge of the sciences underlying the production, consumption and metabolism of food, as well as their effects on health, disease prevention and management.

In the second year of the program, students specialize in one of the two options of their choice:

  • The Food Sciences Option: for future food scientists

This option focuses on the acquisition of knowledge in microbiology, physico-chemical and sensory properties of food, preparing graduates for careers in the agri-food sector such as agri-food industries, businesses, food science research centres and government departments. As the only food science training offered in the context of a faculty of health sciences in Canada, this option places greater emphasis on the health impact of food.

  • The Nutrition Sciences Option: for future dietitians

This option focuses on the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills related to the practice of dietitians. This program option, unique in Ontario, offered in French to bilingual students, integrates theoretical and practical education in the form of courses and practicum placements. This dietetic education program is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body. Upon receiving their degree, graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination.

Both options offer multiple opportunities to actively participate in experiential learning projects. Several optional courses on currently relevant subjects, as well as internship opportunities in public institutions, community, clinical or industrial settings are integrated into the curriculum.

Vision

Nutrition and food innovation are key to achieving global health and wellness. Our programs aspire to create and mobilize leading-edge food and nutrition knowledge for enabling healthy lifestyles. 

Mission

To educate tomorrow’s professional leaders in food and nutrition sciences within a bilingual environment.

The Food Sciences Option is offered in French and English. The Nutrition Sciences Option is offered in French for bilingual students.

The passing grade for all nutrition (NUT) courses is C+. 

Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
ANP 1105Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 Units
BIO 1140Introduction to Cell Biology3 Units
CHM 1311Principles of Chemistry3 Units
CHM 1321Organic Chemistry I3 Units
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
NUT 1104Food Sciences I3 Units
NUT 1124Food Sciences II3 Units
NUT 1134Management of Food Services and Enterprises I3 Units
NUT 1304Introduction to Nutrition3 Units
PSY 1102Introduction to Psychology: Applications3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
NUT 2101Digestion, Absorption and Metabolism3 Units
NUT 2103Laboratory Techniques in Food Sciences3 Units
NUT 2301Nutrition Through the Life Stages3 Units
NUT 2304Research in Food and Nutrition Sciences I3 Units
NUT 2321Nutrition and Metabolism3 Units
NUT 2333Nutritional Biochemistry3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
NUT 3107Food Microbiology3 Units
NUT 3109Research in Food and Nutrition Sciences II3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
NUT 4107Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals3 Units
Option
60 course units from the chosen option : Food and Science or Nutrition Sciences60 Units
Total: 120 Units

Option - Food Sciences

Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
NUT 2331Food Carbohydrates3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
NUT 3130Micronutrients and Phytochemicals3 Units
NUT 3131Food Lipids3 Units
NUT 3132Food Proteins3 Units
NUT 3140Food Analysis3 Units
NUT 3141Food Transformation3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
NUT 4140Challenges for the Agri-Food Industry3 Units
NUT 4141Food Biophysics3 Units
Optonal courses
6 course units from:6 Units
Food and Nutrition Research
Food Industry Placement
Food Product Development
12 course units from the list of optional courses12 Units
Elective courses
18 elective course units18 Units
Total: 60 Units

List of optional courses - Food Sciences 

NUT 2125Management of Food Service and Enterprises II3 Units
NUT 3506Alimentation des collectivités3 Units
NUT 3705Introduction à la génomique nutritionnelle3 Units
NUT 4130Nutrition, Behaviour and Mental Health3 Units
NUT 4132Diet, Microbiota and Intestinal Health3 Units
NUT 4242Food and Nutrition Research6 Units
NUT 4243Food Industry Placement6 Units
NUT 4244Food Product Development6 Units

Option - Nutrition Sciences

NOTE : Les cours du Baccalauréat spécialisé en sciences des aliments et de la nutrition - option sciences de la nutrition ne sont offerts qu'en français, mais les stages peuvent avoir lieu dans un environnement français, anglais ou bilingue. Par conséquent, les étudiantes et étudiants inscrits dans cette option doivent avoir une excellente connaissance du français et de l’anglais parlé et écrit avant la fin du troisième trimestre.

Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
HSS 2502Communication et santé3 Units
NUT 2525Gestion des services et des entreprises alimentaires II3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
NUT 3501Nutrition publique et santé des populations I3 Units
NUT 3502Nutrition clinique I3 Units
NUT 3503Nutrition publique et santé des populations II3 Units
NUT 3506Alimentation des collectivités3 Units
NUT 3508Nutrition, gériatrie et santé3 Units
NUT 3511Stage en gestion des services alimentaires3 Units
NUT 3522Nutrition clinique II3 Units
NUT 3702Évaluation nutritionnelle3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
NUT 4502Nutrition clinique III3 Units
NUT 4503Nutrition pédiatrique3 Units
NUT 4531Stage en nutrition publique et en santé des populations3 Units
NUT 4535Stages en milieux variés3 Units
NUT 4633Stage en nutrition clinique6 Units
NUT 4711Initiation aux milieux cliniques3 Units
Optional courses
6 course units from the list of optional courses6 Units
Elective courses
3 elective course units3 Units
Total: 60 Units

List of optional courses - Nutrition Sciences

NUT 2731Glucides alimentaires3 Units
NUT 3530Micronutriments et composés phytochimiques3 Units
NUT 3531Lipides alimentaires3 Units
NUT 3532Protéines alimentaires3 Units
NUT 3705Introduction à la génomique nutritionnelle3 Units
NUT 3721Counseling en nutrition sportive3 Units
NUT 3725Sécurité alimentaire et nutrition d'urgence3 Units
NUT 4530Nutrition, comportement et santé mentale3 Units
NUT 4532Alimentation, microbiote et santé intestinale3 Units
NUT 4541Biophysiques des produits alimentaires3 Units