Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Applied Science

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Improve human life across the lifespan and around the world

What is the Bachelor of Applied Science program?

The Bachelor of Applied Science program at the U of G combines biology, psychology, and sociology to develop a comprehensive understanding of human development and behavior.  Whether you focus your studies in nutrition, children, or families and human development, the BAS program will empower you to improve life across a wide variety of fields and industries.

Why BAS at the U of G?

Translate theory and research into practice with experiential learning opportunities:  The BAS program offers an extensive number of practicums and field placements, allowing students to augment their knowledge and make key connections in the field.
For those aspiring to become a primary/junior schoolteacher, Nipissing University reserves space for qualified U of G Child Studies graduates in their Primary/Junior Bachelor of Education Program.
The Area of Emphasis in Dietetics for Applied Human Nutrition students is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body.

Applied Human Nutrition

What majors are there?

Applied Human Nutrition: Learn about the physical, social and psychological impact of the food we eat. Discover what it means to build a healthy lifestyle, learn how personal circumstances affect eating habits, and explore how poor nutrition leads to illness.  If you’re interested in a career as a registered dietician, add the Area of Emphasis in Dietetics. This dietetic education program is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body.

Child Studies: Examine how children learn, develop, and grow from psychological, physiological, and social perspectives.  Explore ways of working with children in diverse and inclusive settings, and learn the importance of early learning opportunities and early intervention.  Child Studies students complete more than 500 hours of practical experience working with children in a variety of settings through guaranteed practicum placements and are eligible to apply for membership in the College of Early Childhood Educators upon graduation.  Nipissing University reserves space for qualified U of G Child Studies graduates in their Primary/Junior Bachelor of Education Program.

Family Studies & Human Development: Investigate the development of individuals and families across the lifespan and across cultures and social influences.  This interdisciplinary program provides you with an understanding of the influence of psychological, social, biological, and economic factors on individual health, well-being, and relationships.  Focus your studies in one or more areas including Adult Development and Gerontology, Sexuality and Relationships, and Youth Studies.  Guaranteed practicum placements allow you to put your knowledge to work in the real world. 

Family Studies and Human Development

What courses will I take in first year?

Applied Human Nutrition

  • Understanding Foods
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Couple and Family Relationships
  • Introduction to Nutrition

Child Studies

  • Genetics and Society
  • Couple and Family Relationships
  • Infant Development
  • Introduction to Psychology

Family Studies & Human Development

  • Human Development
  • Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Life: Health and Well-Being

Where can I go with a BAS degree?

Our grads are prepared to take on a wide variety of roles and leadership positions, including those related to:

  • Registered dietitian
  • Counselling or social work
  • Fitness consulting
  • Food policy analyst
  • Teaching
  • Early childhood education
  • Occupational therapy
  • Working with older adults
  • Health promotion
  • Sexuality education
  • Speech and language pathology

Ready to learn more?

Visit the Bachelor of Applied Science program website.

Child Studies

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