Program information

Students are advised that the following courses must be completed while at Memorial:

  • Biology 1001
  • Chemistry 1050, Chemistry 1051 (or Chemistry 1010,1050)* (or Chemistry 1200, 1001) *You need to be eligible for Chemistry 2400 in Fall of second year so you will need to complete Chemistry 1051 before Fall of second year.
  • Chemistry 2400
  • English 1090 and one CRW, or (English 1000, 1001)
  • Mathematics 1090 and Mathematics 1000 (or Mathematics 1000 and one Elective)
  • Pharmacy 2002, Pharmacy 2003, and Pharmacy 2004 or Biochemistry 2201 / Human Biosciences 2001
  • Psychology 1000, Psychology 1001
  • Statistics 2500, Statistics 2501
  • Two Arts Electives


  • THREE distance courses through OPEN ACADIA:
    • Nutrition 2323: Food and People
    • Nutrition 1313: Human Nutrition 1
    • Nutrition 1323: Human Nutrition 2
    (Note: NUTR 2323 and NUTR 1313 do not have pre-requisites. However, NUTR 1313 is a pre-requisite for NUTR 1323)

Following is the link for students to apply directly for the Open Acadia courses:

Here is a suggested course schedule for completing the required courses at Memorial as well as some information on the probable schedule at Acadia.

Please note the following:

  • Only the ten students who are admitted to the program will be eligible to take the three Pharmacy courses.
  • You must obtain a minimum 55% grade  in the 17 Memorial courses and you must obtain a minimum 70% (B-) grade in each of the three Open Acadia courses in order to be able to continue on to third year at Acadia.
  • The Acadia program requires that students complete a minor in order to graduate with the degree. Completion of three Chemistry courses plus Pharmacy 2004 (or Biochemistry 2201 / Human Biosciences 2001) with a grade of 55% or higher will satisfy this requirement and will lead to a minor in Chemistry.
  • The following are the subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts at Acadia: Art, Classics, Comparative Religion, Economics, English, Environment and Sustainability Studies, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish and Theatre Studies. Courses in these subject areas are acceptable as Arts electives.
  • The following are NOT ACCEPTABLE as Arts electives: Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology and Human Kinetics and Recreation.
  • Most courses in subject areas offered by the Faculties of Arts and HSS at Memorial University‚Äôs campuses are acceptable as Arts electives. It is recommended that students check on subject area eligibility in these cases by contacting
  • A dietetics internship/practicum will be required before you will be able to be licensed to practice as a dietitian. In general, there is a 60-65% success rate in obtaining internship/practicum placements.
  • In order to be eligible to apply for the internship/practicum placements that are administered by the Acadia Dietetic Practicum Program, students must obtain a grade of at least B- in each of NUTR 1323, NUTR 1343,  NUTR2013 and NUTR 2023 taken at Acadia.

Questions about the Memorial University component of this program should be directed to the Dean of Science Office ( 

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