School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Location

Location

  • Macdonald Stewart Building
  • McGill University, Macdonald Campus
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7773
  • Fax: 514-398-7739
  • Email: nutrition.dietetics [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/nutrition

About the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

About the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Health and well-being of individuals in relation to food choices prevails as the unifying theme of the programs in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, a part of the McGill University Health Sciences.

The School offers a B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) in either the Dietetics Major or the Nutrition Major.

The Dietetics Major is an accredited professional program which leads to eligibility to register with a provincial dietetic regulatory body as a registered dietitian. The 3.5 year (115 credits) Dietetics Major includes 40 weeks of internship (Professional Practice - Stage) which is sequenced and integrated into each year of study. The program is accredited by Dietitians of Canada. Students are exposed to a variety of practice settings including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service.

The B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) Nutrition Major is a 90-credit undergraduate degree. At its core, it deals with how diet and nutrition affect human health and disease risk. It offers you exciting opportunities to specialize in one of five concentrations, to incorporate research experience, travel for field studies, or a Minor in your program. It does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. However, it is excellent preparation for many careers including medical school, veterinary school and other professional schools, for graduate school, or for work in the food, pharma or other industry, government or NGO, or global health organizations.

B.Sc.(Food.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.): The School also offers a double major, the B.Sc. Food Science/Nutritional Science Major, a 122-credit undergraduate degree. You will obtain a strong background in chemical sciences regarding the physical nature and chemical properties of foods combined with an advanced understanding of the important role of nutrition in health and disease.

Degrees Offered by the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Degrees Offered by the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences – B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)

Two undergraduate degree programs are offered by the School.

  • The Dietetics Major leads to professional qualification;
  • The Nutrition Major offers five study options:
    • Nutritional Biochemistry
    • Food Function and Safety
    • Global Nutrition
    • Health and Disease
    • Sports Nutrition

M.Sc.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Graduate study is also offered at both the master’s and doctoral levels. For further information, contact the School or refer to Agricultural & Environmental Sciences' Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 17, 2015) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 17, 2015) (disclaimer)