Dietetics Program

Dietetics is concerned with the diet and its effects on health, especially with the practical application of a scientific understanding of nutrition. Use of the science of nutrition helps people to make healthy food choices, separating fact from fiction about food.

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between Memorial University of Newfoundland and Acadia University, selected students are able to complete the first two years of Acadia University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Dietetics option) at Memorial University and complete the final two years of the program at Acadia. Selection for this program is competitive and is limited to ten qualified students each year. Students who are interested in pursuing this program must first complete approximately 30 credit hours of prescribed courses from Memorial University before applying to the selection competition for the program. For details, see the B.Sc. in Nutrition (Dietetics option) information.

Questions about the Memorial University component of this program should be directed to 

Questions about the Acadia University component of this program should be directed to Lynn Coleman at at the School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University, PO Box 68, 12 University Ave, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6, (902) 585-1366 or by email to

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

Semester I Semester II
English 1080 English 1101, 1102, 1103 or 1110
Mathematics 1090 (1000) Mathematics 1000 (Statistics 2500)
Chemistry 1050 Chemistry 1051
Biology 1001 Nutrition 2323 via Open Acadia*
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001

*Students must register at Acadia University to study Nutrition 2323, Nutrition 1313 and Nutrition 1323 through Open Acadia.

For information about the courses in each of the four years of study in the joint Memorial-Acadia dietetics program, see the Suggested Course Schedule.