Why study Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health?
The key answer is because you are interested in, and motivated by, the science that will allow us to improve human health. Our Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health students have a reputation for excellence and are sought-after by a wide range of employers both here in New Zealand and overseas.
This major focuses on the biochemistry and metabolism of essential nutrients, including carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, with an emphasis on human health and disease across the lifecycle.
Topics covered include nutritional assessment, energy balance, and the role of nutrition in the development and treatment of chronic disease.
Your working life might begin with an innovative biotechnology company or with a more established company in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, or agricultural sectors.
Alternatively, you might be employed by a research institute, in a university, government agency or local authority and use the scientific skills you have learned during your studies to provide policy, technical, or diagnostic advice.
A significant number of our BBiomedSc graduates are also successful in obtaining PhD positions or gaining postgraduate entry into professional health programmes such as Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy.