Nutritional Sciences Major ASMAJ1068

Enrollment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed the required first year courses and meet the requirements outlined below to enroll.

BIO120H1, BIO130H1
(CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ (CHM138H1, CHM139H1)/ CHM151Y1

A minimum grade average of 70% in these required courses or their equivalents and a final mark of at least 60% in each course is required to enroll. 

Program Requirements

Eight full courses (or their equivalent) are required in the program. Students should check the Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions and pre- and co-requisites and exclusions. See Arts and Science Calendar for regulations applying to Breadth Requirements/Distribution Requirements).

Y = full course, H = half course.

First Year (2 FCE)

BIO120H1, 130H1 or 150Y1 Organisms in their Environment
CHM135 H1, CHM136H1) or (CHM138H1, 139H1) or 151Y1 General Chemistry

Second year (2 FCE)

BCH 210H1 Introductory Biochemistry
NFS 284H1 Basic Human Nutrition or HLTB11H3 Basic Human Nutrition
STA 220H1* The Practice of Statistics I or PSY201H1* Statistics I
STA 221H1* The Practice of Statistics II or PSY202H1* Statistics II
*Other statistics courses may also be suitable; contact the undergraduate coordinator for a determination.

Third Year (2.5 FCE)

PSL 300H1, 301H1 or 302Y1 Human Physiology

One of:
CSB 349H1 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
PSL 350H1 Mammalian Molecular Biology
BCH 311H1 Flow of Molecular Information in Biological Systems

Any two (2) of: 

NFS 301H1 Nutrition Literacy: Sorting Science from Snake Oil
NFS 302H1 Nutrition, Athletics, Performance and Behavior
NFS 382H1 Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism Throughout the Life Cycle
NFS 386H1 Food Chemistry
NFS 394Y1 Research Course in Nutritional Science

Fourth Year

(3 NFS required courses)
Any three of:

NFS 400H1 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Human Nutrition
NFS 484H1 Advanced Nutrition
NFS 485H1 Diet, Microbiome, and Health (formerly Nutritional Microbiology)
NFS 486H1 Obesity: Metabolic and Clinical Aspects (formerly Nutrition and Human Disease)
NFS 487H1 Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition
NFS 488H1 Nutritional Toxicology
NFS 489H1 Nutritional Neurosciences
NFS 490H1 International and Community Nutrition
NFS 494Y1 Research Projects in Nutritional Sciences

Faculty of Art's and Science Timetable

For information (e.g., course description and prerequisites, enrolment info, course location and instructor) on all Nutritional Sciences Courses offered, search NFS in the timetable tool and for information on a specific course search the course code: e.g., NFS284, NFS488, etc.