The Applied Human Nutrition major recognizes both the biological and the social facets of human nutrition. It focuses on nutrition from a preventive, maintenance and therapeutic perspective, all of which require a thorough understanding of the related biological sciences and of selected aspects of the behavioral sciences. Students learn about nutrition and its application to the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. They also learn about individual and social behaviour, particularly in family settings, and the implications of behavioral factors in the establishment of good nutrition status from conception through to old age. Through the effective use of elective courses, the core requirements in the Major can be supplemented to create a program of study which will prepare graduates for a variety of health and education careers in the government or private sectors, or with the food industry. Others may proceed to graduate study in fields such as nutrition, public health nutrition, medicine or education.
An Area of Emphasis in Dietetics is also offered for those interested in becoming Registered Dietitians. Successful completion of the additional required and restricted elective courses will allow students to compete for a limited number of dietetic internship positions after graduation. Graduates who complete dietetic internships are eligible to write the Registration Examination and become Registered Dietitians, a regulated health profession. The Area of Emphasis in Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians of Canada. Most graduates completing dietetic internships are employed in hospitals and other health care agencies such as community health centres and long-term care facilities where the credential of Registered Dietitian is required for practice. Some Registered Dietitians also find employment in a wide range of careers in health and education, and in the private sector. Still others proceed to graduate study in fields such as nutrition, public health nutrition, medicine or education.
Learn about the physical, social and psychological impact of the food we eat in Applied Human Nutrition. Explore healthy lifestyles; the effects of personal circumstances on eating habits; the effect of disease and how poor eating habits contribute to illness. Diverse courses shape the skills you need to work in a variety of settings to address nutrition issues. Add the Area of Emphasis in Dietetics to this major as a first step if you are interested in a career as a registered dietitian. 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.
Food policy analyst
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.
English Proficiency Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).