Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition   DT420

  • Undergraduate
  • Level 8
  • 4 Years
  • Full-Time
  • Cathal Brugha Street
  • School of Food Science and Environmental Health
  • College of Sciences and Health

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What is Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition?

A nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to designer foods, herbal products and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages which ultimately optimise health and nutrition. The mission of this programme is to educate students in a comprehensive range of disciplines including scientific, technological and culinary areas in order to meet with the requirements of the nutraceutical and functional food industries. Our goal is to teach our students fundamental science as it is applied to nutraceutical systems and to show its application to the solution of problems in food related health and nutrition.


Students may be required to attend classes at locations across the Institute.

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