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 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:

Mathematics 1090 (1000)1Mathematics 1000 (Statistics 2500)1
Chemistry 10502Chemistry 10512
Biology 1001Nutrition 23233 (through Acadia online)
Psychology 1000Psychology 1001
English 10904English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 11104


  1. If you complete Mathematics 1000 in the fall semester, you may register for Statistics 2500 in the winter semester.
  2. If you are not eligible to register for Chemistry 1050 in the fall semester, you can take Chemistry 1010 in the fall and Chemistry 1050 in the winter semester. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in their first year.
  3. You must apply to Acadia University to study Nutrition 2323 through Acadia Online.
  4. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete English 1000/1001 in their first year.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional information visit the Department of Biochemistry or contact the dietetics co-ordinator, Barry Walters.


Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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