Title of the Programme
The programme shall be BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN NUTRITION B.Eng. (BSHN)
Food is an essential part of everyone’s lives. As an increasingly health-conscious society and population, new and innovative approaches are required for food processing and preservation as well as our diet to obtain health and sustainability. Food and beverage processing is Australia’s largest manufacturing industry. This highly dynamic industry offers great opportunities for food and nutrition scientists to work in different areas, such as product development, food regulation, quality assurance, food safety and research. Public and media interest in what we eat has never been greater. Emerging as one of the most popular sciences, Human Nutrition integrates knowledge from diverse areas of science to present a unified view of this dynamic discipline and its applications. We have well-equipped labs in all bioscience disciplines, including a suite of biochemical test facilities for nutritional analysis, whole-body metabolism and determination of body composition.
This program is best suited to those who are not interested in becoming a dietitian and want freedom to choose more electives. Nutrition is the study of the relationships among food, its nutrients, the environment, and health. Careful choice of electives prepares graduates to seek work in a variety of fields including commodity marketing boards, food retailing, government, social services, homemaking services, and the Agro-food sector. Graduates may also choose to pursue additional studies for careers in school or community teaching, research, or business or to pursue graduate studies (e.g. nutritional sciences, food studies).
Our world-class faculty at the IST Burkinafaso are committed to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and responsibility for food, nutrition, and health issues in social, political, cultural, ecological and economic contexts. Whether you plan to become a dietitian or nutritionist, to work in health care, food product development, community nutrition or food service, or to build your career in Burkinafaso or abroad, our programs will give you the knowledge and skills that you need to meet your goals.