Program Profile

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree is designed to provide a solid background in the physical and social sciences along with a variety of courses in foods, nutrition and professional skills. The program prepares graduates for careers in nutrition, dietetics or the health professions, such as medicine, physiotherapy, nursing and dentistry. The program is recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree, completion of a dietetic internship/practicum is necessary for professional certification in dietetics. Students interested in teaching in secondary schools may qualify by completing the Bachelor of Education degree following the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

Purpose Statement:

The School of Nutrition and Dietetics is the "go to spot" for students interested in learning about nutrition, food and health. As part of a unified team, we inspire and compel our students to learn, question, and develop into well-rounded, competent, and independent food and nutrition leaders. Our strong curriculum includes innovative and integrated approaches that enhance student and faculty visibility. Our outcomes are recognized locally and nationally. Our faculty and staff support each other, and our school’s reputation is enhanced as a result of the building of individual careers in teaching, scholarly activity, and community service.


1. Prepare students with foundational and applied knowledge in food, nutrition, and dietetics including:

  • professional written and oral communications skills
  • critical thinking and reflective abilities
  • client-centredness
  • teamwork, collaborative learning, community service, and leadership.

2. Prepare students to apply for careers of their choice

3. Prepare students for ethical and professional conduct.