BSc Minor in Food and Nutrition

A Minor in Food and Nutrition is Now Available to Bsc Students at StFX!

Eating well not only promotes health but also contributes to a vibrant economy and a sustainable planet. StFX nutrition grads are making a difference in communities, industries, and organizations across Canada and beyond. Complete the Nutrition Minor to learn how you can take part.  

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The Minor in Food and Nutrition will be of interest to students pursuing health-related careers such as medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, health promotion, education, epidemiology or other related fields. 


The BSc Minor in Food and Nutrition is composed of 24 credits, including 9 credits of required courses and 15 credits of HNU electives.  

Core required courses (9 credits):  

  •      HNU 142 Introduction to Food and Health*   
  •      HNU 242 Foundations of Nutrition Science*  
  •      HNU 262 Principles of Nutrition in Human Metabolism*  

                 *HNU 142, 242 and 262 are also available as Distance Education courses from StFX  

HNU electives (choose any 15 credits from):  

  •      HNU 145 Introduction to Foods   
  •      HNU 146 Introduction to Food Science  
  •      HNU 351 Nutritional Assessment        
  •      HNU 355 Nutrition in Chronic Disease Prevention & Management  
  •      HNU 356 Introduction to Food Service & Quantity Food Production  
  •      HNU 365 Community Nutrition  
  •      HNU 366 Maternal and Child Nutrition  
  •      HNU 363 Sport Nutrition  
  •      HNU 405 Food Availability  
  •      HNU 421 Food and Nutrition for Global Health Equity  
  •      HNU 425 Nutrition in Aging  
  •      HNU 328 Functional Foods  
  •      HNU 445 Food Product Development  
  •      HNU 471 Entrepreneurial Practices for Nutrition Professionals  

Course Descriptions can be found here.

Suggested areas of focus for the Food and Nutrition Minor may include:  

  • Nutrition Science: 351, 355 (352), 363, 366, 425 
  • Population Health & Policy: 365, 405, 421  
  • Food & Industry: 145, 146, 328, 445, 456, 471  

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