Overview: An introduction to psychology theories as they relate to food preferences and behaviours. Topics covered include taste preference, food aversion, the concepts of hunger and satiety, normal and abnormal eating behaviours, food advertising, and environmental effects on attitudes and behaviour.
10 spots available | Course offered in English (NUT 4130) and in French (NUT 4530)
Overview: The impact of nutritional intake on brain functions from biochemical and behavioural perspectives. Psychological theories as they relate to how food and mental health are interrelated. The effects of diet on gut microbiota and mental health.
Overview: Study of metabolism and the physiology of exercise. Nutritional strategies (food consumption and hydration before, during and after training or competition) to improve athletic performance based on age and special requirements (plant-based diets and chronic illnesses). Information on nutritional deficiencies and eating disorders associated with the practice of high-performance sports. Overview of the main dietary supplements designed for athletes.
Description: Exploration of the interplay between diet, food components and the intestinal microbiota and their impact on human health and disease. Identifying nutritional strategies to optimize microbiota function.