University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


X--Degree Programs

Applied Human Nutrition

Department of Family Studies, College of Family and Consumer Studies.

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.

All students in the Applied Human Nutrition major must include the core of 28 required and 2 restricted elective courses in the minimum of 40 passed courses. Students will normally register for courses according to the semesters indicated below for Fall and Winter sequencing.

Those students wishing to compete for admission to a post-graduate dietetic internship will be assisted by departmental advisors in the selection of courses that will meet the academic requirement of the Canadian Dietetic Association and the Ontario College of Dietetics for eligibility for internship and/or membership. The Applied Human Nutrition program provides opportunity to qualify for the following concentrations established by the Canadian Dietetic Association:

Successful completion of the requirements for these concentrations will allow students to compete for a limited number of dietetic internship positions. Most graduates completing dietetic internships are employed in hospitals and other health care agencies such as community health centres and long-term care facilities. Others find employment in a wider range of vocations including those associated with health and education in the government or private sectors, or with the food industry. Still others proceed to graduate study in fields such as nutrition, public health nutrition, medicine or education.

Students interested in Food Service Systems Management should register in the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) and select the major in Institutional Foodservice Management.


Semester 1

19-104 General Chemistry I
54-270 Introductory Foods
71-101 Nutrition and Society
80-120 Dynamics of Behaviour
86-110 Sociology *

*Students who do not have standing in OAC Biology, or equivalent, must substitute 15-102 for 86-110 in semester 1. Semester 2 must include 86-110 if this substitution is made.

Semester 2

19-105 General Chemistry II
39-201 Couple and Family Relationships
65-100 General Microbiology
80-110 Principles of Behaviour
One elective

Semester 3

19-258 Introductory Biochemistry
26-202 Information Management
71-205 Family and Community Nutrition
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 4

19-356 Structure and Function in Biochemistry
71-319 Fundamentals of Nutrition
74-203 Philosophy of Medicine
74-260 Business and Professional Ethics
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 5

39-307 Research Methods - Family Studies
77-305 Mammalian Physiology
89-208 Introductory Applied Statistics I
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 6

39-340 Communication in Family Consultation
71-304 Nutritional Aspects of Human Disease I
71-333 Micronutrients and Health: Concepts and Controversies
77-315 Mammalian Physiology II
89-209 Introductory Applied Statistics II

Semester 7

71-401 Nutritional Assessment
71-404 Nutritional Aspects of Human Disease II
71-407 Nutrition Education
Two electives or restricted electives.

Semester 8

71-402 Nutrition, Growth and Development
71-490 Selected Topics in Human Nutrition *
Three electives or restricted electives.

*Note: Students may substitute 71-481 and 71-4911:2 for 71-490.

Restricted Electives

In addition to the 28 required courses listed above, students must take 2 restricted electives as follows: (Numbers in parentheses indicate the semester in which this course is normally scheduled.)

One course from the College of Arts.
One of:
42-310 Food Chemistry (5)
42-311 Advanced Food Chemistry (6)
42-323 Food Microbiology (6 OR 8)
42-370 Sensory Evaluation of Foods (6 OR 8)
54-274 Cultural Aspects of Food (3)


There are 10 electives throughout the major which may be fulfilled by electing courses in any subject provided that the student has the prerequisite courses and can schedule them. Some electives and restricted elective courses are intended to contribute to a liberal education, while others permit students to work toward specific academic and career goals. Departmental advisors will assist students in selection of courses that will meet the requirements of the Canadian Dietetic Association for eligibility for Internship and/or membership, and when requested, can assist in selection of electives to complement the core requirements.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Applied Science -- B.A.Sc.

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