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Applied Human Nutrition Major

Applied Human Nutrition

Admission Requirements

How Food Influences Our Lives

 Explore Biological and Societal Facets of Nutrition

Focus on nutrition from a preventive, maintenance and therapeutic perspective, from both biological and societal perspectives throughout your studies and experiential work.

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Lectures in AHN lay out the theoretical groundwork; labs allow you to apply your knowledge in hands-on settings. Seminar courses support the social science component of your curriculum and allow for small group discussions to explore topics of interest and advance your dietetic experience.

 Gain Dietetic Accreditation

The AHN degree is accredited under the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body, preparing you for a dietetic career.

Why Applied Human Nutrition?

Food is one of the fulcrums of how human beings operate and interact, from individual all the way to population levels.

Students in the Applied Human Nutrition program will learn about nutrition and its application to the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as individual and social behaviours relating to food, particularly in family settings, and the implications of behavioral factors in the establishment of good nutrition status from conception through to old age.

Students in the Applied Human Nutrition (AHN) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Food Science, Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • General Chemistry I
  • Understanding Foods or Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology
Semester 2
  • General Chemistry II
  • Couple and Family Relationships or Sociology
  • Understanding Foods or Introduction to Nutrition
  • Professional Practice in Applied Nutrition

Semester 3
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Control Systems in the Hospitality Industry
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • Introductory Applied Statistics I
Semester 4
  • Biomedical Physiology
  • Individuals and Groups in Organizations
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Introductory Applied Statistics II

Semester 5
  • Research Methods: Family Studies
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
Semester 6
  • Communication and Counselling Skills
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions
  • Clinical Nutrition I

Semester 7
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition Education
Semester 8
  • Selected Topics in Human Nutrition


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