Cours de formation continue
Continuing education opportunities

Nutritional Genomics | Sports Nutrition | Food Security and Emergency Nutrition

During the 2018-2019 school year, the School of Nutritional Sciences offers a limited number of seats in each of the following optional courses to graduates from a health science program or dietitians.

Fall 2018

NUT 3705 - Introduction à la génomique nutritionnelle

15 places available | Course offered in French

  • Schedule: Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Room FTX 235
  • Prerequisite: NUT 2733 - Biochimie nutrionnelle (or equivalent)
  • Professor: Riadh Hammami, PhD

Introduction to the concepts of nutritional genomics; the effect of nutrients on gene expression (nutrigenomics) and the impact of genetic variations on food response (nutrigenics). Themes discussed: epigenetics, microbiota and other emerging concepts, as well as key methodologies, ethical, social and legal considerations, and strengths and weaknesses of the field. Application of nutritional genomics at different stages of the life cycle.

NUT 3721 - Counseling en nutrition sportive

10 places available  | Course offered in French​​​​​​

  • Schedule: Monday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Room SWT 207 and Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Room FTX 235
  • Prerequisite: NUT 2721 - Nutrition et métabolisme (or equivalent), NUT 3702 - Évaluation nutritionnelle (or equivalent)
  • Professor: Pauline Darling, PhD

Study of exercise metabolism and physiology. Nutritional strategies (nutrition and hydration before, during and after training or competition) to improve the performance of athletes according to their age and special needs (vegetarianism and chronic diseases). Awareness of nutritional deficiencies and eating disorders associated with the practice of high-level exercise. Overview of the most important supplements for athletes.

Winter 2019

NUT 3725 - Sécurité alimentaire et nutrition d'urgence

10 places available | Course offered in French

  • Schedule: Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Room LMX 407
  • Prerequisite: NUT 2523 - Nutrition publique et santé des populations I (or equivalent)
  • Professor: Charles Daboné, PhD

The issues of hunger and food security among vulnerable groups in a local and international context are reviewed in this course. Nutrition emergencies and methods developed to address crisis situations are studied and practical examples are discussed.


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Important Dates

Fall Trimester 2018
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 (First day of registration) for NUT 3705 and NUT 3721
Winter Trimester 2019
  • Friday, January 4, 2019 (First day of registration) for NUT 3725


If you have any questions,
please contact
the Faculty of Health Sciences, Academic Office:

Montpetit Hall
125 University, Room 232
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5853
Toll Free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 5853 

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