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Applied Human Nutrition

Meet students in Master's programs in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meet our Students and Alumnae

Find out what led them to graduate studies in Applied Human Nutrition... and where the program has taken them!

Browse our story collection below, or visit the Applied Human Nutrition graduate thesis archive to discover Master of Science thesis topics

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Frank (Zhang) Cheng is combining his background in traditional Chinese medicine with nutrition research in the MAHN program. Learn how Frank is working to prevent serious illnesses before they begin »



Brandon Gheller earned his MSc AHN in 2014. His passion for research, along with the support he received from the department and the university, allowed him to travel extensively during his studies, researching and presenting his findings at national and international conferences, following the latest research developments in the field, and networking with researchers at other institutions. Find out more about Brandon's passion for research »


Andrew Hamilton is a student in the Mount's MSc AHN program. In March 2016, the canadian Nutrition Society named him Trainee of the Month!  Find out why »

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Lilian LauLillian Lau is a student in the Mount’s Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition program. She’s pursuing this degree because she wants to help children by combatting childhood obesity.  Meet Lillian »


Damion Pollard is a Master of Science of applied Human Nutrition student. He plans to combine his passion for education with the knowledge of nutrition and dietetics that he’s gaining through his graduate studies. He hopes to work in schools or communities, reaching out to children and adolescents who need support. See out how the MSc AHN is helping Damion get there »


Sarah Shaw is a MSC AHN student. Here's what she has to say about the program: “I wanted to be part of something bigger and felt that this program and the professors in this department would foster that type of experience for me. What this degree has enabled me to do is to find my passion - where I ‘fit’ within the field of nutrition and dietetics.”
See how the program helped Sarah find her passion »


Heidi Stirling is working towards her goal of working in the field of sports nutrition. Find out how the MSc AHN program will help her achieve that goal »


Madeleine Waddington is inspired by community-based research's potential to help community members make healthy changes to their lifestyles. Learn how the MSc AHN program has helped inspire Madeleine »

Connie presents her researchMSc AHN graduate Connie Jing Nan Yu wins Atlantic and national Dietitians of Canada awards. Read more »