Applied Human Nutrition (MSc) (PhD)
AHN Graduate Studies
The graduate programs in Applied Human Nutrition draw on several perspectives in applied human nutrition, including those from the behavioural, biological, and social sciences and spans all age groups in its focus on the role of nutrition in health and well-being.
The AHN faculty have expertise in broad areas, including:
In addition, AHN faculty collaborate closely in interdisciplinary research with other faculty in the Department. Expertise is in such fields as:
To determine if your research interests are compatible with those of one or more of the department's graduate faculty please see their research pages, or have a look at the University's graduate programs related to nutrition. It is useful to contact faculty prior to your application to discuss shared interests and to mention these in your statement of research interest.
The program also has close links with the faculty in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences where basic nutritional biochemistry expertise resides. Clinical populations are available at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Hospital and Home in Guelph, while community-based research occurs at many sites. Approximately 10-15 students are resident in the AHN graduate programs in any one year, with about one-third enrolled in the doctoral program.
Please consult the Gradute Program Calendar for program specifc requirements.
Applied Human Nutrition Careers
What our Grads are Doing
MSc and doctoral graduates are highly successful in attaining employment in diverse fields. Listed below are just a few of the careers that our graduate students have successfully attained:
Important note to prospective students
Individuals from an applied human nutrition discipline as well as individuals who have non-AHN backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the MSc-AHN and PhD-AHN programs. We welcome students with diverse backgrounds such as applied human nutrition, nutritional sciences, food science, biomedical science, health promotion, psychology, and kinesiology. During the application review process, AHN Curriculum Committee will specify any ancillary courses (in addition to the prescribed courses in the graduate program) that successful applicants who have not completed the required courses listed in FRAN admission requirements must complete during the program.