University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

Applied Human Nutrition (AHN)

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

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.

The B.A.Sc. Applied Human Nutrition program is accredited by the Dietitians of Canada.

All students in the Applied Human Nutrition major must include the core of 14.00 required and 1.50 restricted electives in the minimum of 20.00 passed credits. Students 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 Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Ontario for eligibility for internship and/or membership.

Successful completion of the requirements 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.


Semester 1

CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I

HTM*2700 [0.50] Introductory Foods

MICR*1020 [0.50] Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour

SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology

Note: Students who do not have standing in OAC Biology, or equivalent, must substitute BIOL*1020 for SOC*1100 in Semester 1. Semester 2 must include SOC*1100 if this substitution is made.

Semester 2

CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II

FRHD*1020 [0.50] Couple and Family Relationships

NUTR*1010 [0.50] Nutrition and Society

PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour

0.50 elective

Semester 3

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry

HTM*2030 [0.50] Control Systems in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

NUTR*2050 [0.50] Family and Community Nutrition

STAT*2080 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics I

One of:

CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing

COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management

Note: HTM*2030 may be taken in Semester 4.

Semester 4

CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry

STAT*2090 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II

1.00 elective or restricted elective

One of:

NUTR*3190 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition

NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition

Semester 5*

BIOM*3100 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology I

FRHD*3070 [0.50] Research Methods - Family Studies

1.50 elective or restricted elective

* students planning to apply for a dietetic internship must take HTM*3090 in Semester 5 in place of elective or restricted elective

Semester 6

BIOM*3110 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology II

FRHD*3400 [0.50] Communication and Counselling Skills

HTM*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management

NUTR*3040 [0.50] Clinical Nutrition I

0.50 elective or restricted elective

Note: HTM*3000 may be taken in Semester 7.

Semester 7

NUTR*4010 [0.75] Nutritional Assessment

NUTR*4040 [0.75] Clinical Nutrition II

NUTR*4070 [0.50] Nutrition Education

0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 8

NUTR*4900 [0.50] Selected Topics in Human Nutrition

2.00 electives or restricted electives

Note: With approval from the instructor, students may substitute NUTR*4810 and NUTR*4910 for NUTR*4900.

Restricted Electives

In addition to the 14.00 required credits listed above, students must take 1.50 restricted electives from the following list:

FOOD*2010 [0.50] Principles of Food Science

FOOD*2410 [0.50] Introduction to Food Processing

FOOD*2420 [0.50] Introduction to Food Microbiology

FOOD*3010 [0.50] Food Chemistry

FOOD*3020 [0.50] Food Chemistry Laboratory

FOOD*3230 [0.75] Food Microbiology

FOOD*3700 [0.50] Sensory Evaluation of Foods

HTM*2740 [0.50] Cultural Aspects of Food

HTM*3780 [0.50] Economics of Food Usage


There are 4.50 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 Dietitians of Canada for eligibility for Internship and/or membership, and when requested, can assist in selection of electives to complement the core requirements.

Courses in different departments which complement the major and which may be taken as electives include:

AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends and Issues

COST*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Marketing Management

MBG*1000 [0.50] Genetics and Society

NUTR*3330 [0.50] Micronutrients, Phytochemicals and Health

NUTR*4020 [0.50] Nutrition, Growth and Development

NUTR*4200 [0.50] Nutrition and Immune Function

NUTR*4210 [0.50] Nutrition, Exercise and Energy Metabolism

NUTR*4850 [0.50] Field Experience in Nutrition Education

PHIL*2030 [0.50] Philosophy of Medicine

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