Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding between Memorial University and Acadia University, selected students are able to complete the first two years of Acadia University’s Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Nutrition (Dietetics Option) at Memorial University and complete the final two years of the program at Acadia University.

Selection for this program is competitive and is limited to 10 qualified students each year. Students who are interested in pursuing this program must first complete 30 credit hours of prescribed courses from Memorial University before applying to the selection competition for the program.

Students pursuing a program in dietetics will normally take the following courses in their first year:


Sample program for first year

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Mathematics 1090 (1000)*Mathematics 1000 (Statistics 2500)*
Chemistry 1010**Chemistry 1011**
Biology 1001Nutrition 2323***
(through Acadia online)
Psychology 1000Psychology 1001
English 1090****English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 1110****



* Students who complete Mathematics 1000 in the Fall semester may register for Statistics 2500 in the Winter semester.

**Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in their first year.

*** Students must apply to Acadia University to study Nutrition 2323 through Acadia Online.

****Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete English 1000/1001 in their first year.

For assistance with course selection, students should contact:
Academic Advising Centre,


Contact information:

For additional information please contact:
Mr. Barry Walters, Dietetics Co-ordinator, 709 864 2645
Science Building Room, SN 1035



Guide to First Year

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Tel: (709) 864-2530

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