M.Sc. On Campus

Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The focus of the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences program of University of Guelph is on physical activity and diet as powerful lifestyle determinants of human health.


Key facts

The Human Health and Nutritional Sciences program of University of Guelph studies the interaction between genetics and environmental factors ultimately determines the health of an individual, and lifestyle is a major component of our environment that can be modified to affect human health.

We offer graduate programs of study leading to both an MSc by thesis (2- year program) and an MSc by course work and project (1-year program).

Research Fields

  • Biomechanics
  • Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences

Are you interested in:

  • Obesity
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Biomechanics

Career opportunities

  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Professional programs (medicine, physiotherapy, etc.)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge
  • Seminar in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
  • Research Fronts in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
  • Advanced Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in Humans
  • Advances in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Research
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline is ongoing.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B (recommended)

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours BSc degree or equivalent
  • A minimum 75% average during the last two years of undergraduate study
  • Applicants must have secured a faculty advisor
  • 1 course in statistics

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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