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Food, Nutrition and Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
In the Food, Nutrition and Health program from University of British Columbia, you can customize your degree as you study a broad range of topics related to applied nutrition and the science of nutrition.
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The Food, Nutrition and Health program from University of British Columbia gives you the flexibility to pursue your interests while gaining a deeper knowledge of the food system, including issues related to food production, food security, and the role of nutrition in disease prevention. Choosing from a wide variety of electives, you’ll study a balanced and broad curriculum of your own design as you prepare for a career in the field of professional health.

You’ll have a chance to integrate your classroom learning with real-world experience through  internships, practicums, directed-study, community engagement, and co-op placements, as well as to submit your work for awards consideration.

Your future

Many Food, Nutrition, and Health graduates go on to careers in nutrition and food science, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, education, food system management, government, and more. With suitable course selections, students may be prepared to enter the Home Economics Teacher Education Program at UBC.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of the Cell
  • Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Organic Chemistry
  • Human Biology: Physiology and Introductory Anatomy
  • Scholarly Writing and Argumentation in Land and Food Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies*
  • IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics
  • Grade 11/junior-level Chemistry
  • Grade 11/junior-level Physics (may be waived with grades of 5 in IB Mathematics and IB Chemistry)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10452 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41810 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1440 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5759 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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