Note: The last admission to the Nutrition Major will take place in Fall 2015. Students interested in Dietetics will apply to the Dietetics Specialization for Fall 2016. Students enrolled in the Nutrition Major will be allowed to finish their program no later than the 2019-2020 academic year.
The goal of the Nutrition Major is to provide students with a specialized academic program in nutritional science and the related physical, health and social sciences. It incorporates experiential learning into coursework to enable students to develop skills in nutritional science.
The Nutrition major prepares students for careers in general health sciences, dietetics, health promotion, education, private practice, government and health protection agencies, research and nutrition development. Appropriate selection of Free Electives (★6 Physics) will provide the required courses for application to Medicine.
The Nutrition major, with appropriate Approved Program Electives, is accredited by the College of Dietitians of Alberta (see Integrated Dietetic Internship). Students registered in this major can meet the academic competencies to be eligible for either the Integrated Dietetic Internship or post-degree internships.
Students will be assessed annually to ensure that they maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in the previous Fall/Winter.