Nutrition is the science that studies the process of taking in and utilizing food for metabolism, growth and repair. Nutritionists study how foods are converted into simpler compounds used by the body, and how food choices can lead to greater overall health, or contribute to disease development.
Nutrition at Memorial
The Nutrition program provides in depth courses on nutrient metabolism; later courses apply that knowledge to specialized topics in nutrition, such as nutrition and disease treatment or prevention, sports nutrition, or nutrigenomics (how nutrients affect gene expression). Many of our undergraduates become involved in research through the Memorial University Career Experience Program (MUCEP), Student Undergraduate Research Award (SURA) and other summer research programs. They do research in areas such as nutrition and the developing infant, the impact of dietary lipids (fat) in the brain, or the role of nutrition in early life and the development of chronic diseases.
In addition to the major and honours options in nutrition, a joint program is offered in behavioural neuroscience/biochemistry (B.Sc. honours).
- Health educator
- Sports nutritionist
- Research laboratory technician
- Government health policy
- Food product developer or marketer
- Food safety inspector
- Food/nutrition writer/journalist
- Clinical research co-ordinator
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.
Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Science
Fall, winter and spring semesters
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
- March 1 for fall admission
- Oct. 1 for winter admission
- Feb. 1 for spring admission