Acadia University

Nutrition and Dietetics (BSN)

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Program Information

School:Acadia University
Faculty:Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Human Nutrition
Description:Acadia University’s School of Nutrition and Dietetics is home to a vibrant research community and skilled faculty who will help you develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in this increasingly important field. You will acquire an understanding about food and develop an appreciation for current issues in nutrition and dietetics. You will gain solid knowledge in biology and chemistry that is applied to studies of food and nutrient metabolism. Combined with courses in areas such as statistics, communications, psychology, and nutrition education, this background prepares you to work effectively with individuals, families, and communities to plan, develop and manage relevant nutrition programs. Outside of the classroom, you can participate in our School’s student society (NADS), the Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals (CAFP), Slow Food, Acadia student government (ASU), and the Acadia Farm, among many other activities.
URL:Nutrition and Dietetics (BSN) at Acadia University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $21,620

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have English 12 or English 12: African heritage, and four additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses, including: Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Mathematics and Chemistry 12. Minimum overall average of 70%.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]
Application Notes : Since English is the language of instruction at Acadia University, candidates must be able to communicate competently in English both orally and in writing, and students whose first language is not English may be required to present the result of the TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or PTE Academic. Acadia's English requirements are as follows: TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20; IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0; CAEL - 70 with no subtest score below 60; PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60; Cambridge English: Advanced - 176 with no subtest score below 169; or MELAB - 80.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on April 27, 2023