What will I learn?

The Human Nutritional Sciences program includes foundation courses in basic sciences, fundamental courses in metabolic and applied nutrition, and applied courses in food utilization and management with an overall emphasis in human nutrition in any of the options that are available. Students will master key competencies in specializations in nutrition, foods or the food industry. All students receive a solid theoretical foundation in both food and nutritional sciences. Topics of study include energy and exercise, nutrients and nutritional supplements, food labels and health claims, diet and disease prevention, nutrient metabolism and disease states, nutrient requirements and diet evaluation, nutrition education and dietary change, and food quality and ingredient technology.

Interesting Courses

  • Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
  • Nutrition & the Elderly
  • Maternal & Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition Management of Disease States
  • Food Quality Evaluation
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Food Product Development
  • Culture and Food Patterns
  • Nutrition through the Life Cycle


Each option provides students with the opportunity to complete a practicum course in a setting related to the field of study. Students will interact with professionals in the field, completing projects related to an area of academic interest. The Food Industry option provides an extensive practicum based in the food industry. Students are required to complete 280 hours of work-based experience as part of the training to meet the need for skilled staff and managers in the food industry.

Professional opportunities

  • Food Product and Recipe Development
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Dietitian
  • Sensory Research Scientist
  • Health Educator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $600.70 per credit hour.
Start date

17 January 2022


University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus,

400 UMSU University Centre,


Manitoba (MB),

R3T 2N2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements accepted: TOEFL paper based score of 550; Achieve minimum scores of 4.5 in Reading, 4.5 in Listening, and 4.0 in Writing on the CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees); Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 based upon the Academic Module on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Achieve a minimum score of 80 on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) offered by the University of Michigan; Achieve a minimum grade of C in the University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.Achieve a score of 60 or more in the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); Achieve a minimum of 58% in the Pearson Test of English.Achieve a minimum of 65% in Level 5 of the direct entry English program (also known as Intensive Academic English Program orIAEP), as taught by the English Language Centre of the University of Manitoba.

For international students

Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants).

English Language Requirements:

  • Internet-Based TOEFL: Overall score of 86 (20 in Reading, 20 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking)
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall
  • Pearson Test of English: 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.