If you have an interest in healthy living and nutrition, a career as a dietician or nutritionist may be a good fit for you. You can begin your studies in nutrition and transfer to another institution to complete your education.
A career in nutrition can provide rewarding opportunities to help others lead a healthy lifestyle. As a dietician or nutritionist, your job may include duties such as
A career in nutrition can lead to employment opportunities with:
High School(Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses)
Mature Student (21 years of age)The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.
University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science, with majors in:
Students interested in Dietetics will apply to the Dietetic Specialization after at least one year of pre-professional studies. If students want to apply after just one year, they have to apply directly to University of Alberta for their first year.
CHEM 201, CHEM 203, and CHEM 250
200 level ENGL (6 credits)
Please consult www.ales.ualberta.ca/prospectivestudents for the most up to date information on admission grade point average into the Nutrition and Food Science program as well as course requirements for the program.
We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College academic advisor, a University of Alberta academic advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning.
University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan offers a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (B.Sc.[Nutr]) degree program, which consists of a one-year pre-professional requirement, usually in a Science program, followed by four years in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. To be considered for admission to he B.Sc.Nutr. program, you must have successfully completed a pre-nutrition program which must include the following courses.
You mush have successfully completed a pre-nutrition program which must include the following courses:
These prerequisite courses must be completed prior to April 30 of the year of application, in order to be considered for admission, and applicants must have a minimum average of 70%. In addition to completing the above academic requirements, applicants must also complete the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition's "Test of Critical Skills" and "Personal Profile" in order to be considered to admission.
For more information about these requirements, please see the University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition website. Please note that limited spaces are available for out-of-province applicants. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning.
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