Undergraduate Degree Programs

Dietetics Specialization

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science | Dietetics Specialization

With this degree, you can go on to practice as a Registered Dietitian (RD). You will gain both the knowledge and practical skills needed to practice as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Nutritionist.

  • This program is 4-years in length - you must complete some pre-professional study prior to admission. Please note: NU FS 100 is only available at the University of Alberta. Currently, there are no equivalents available at other institutions.
  • Admission to this program guarantees your Dietetic Internship, which is a requirement in order to become a Registered Dietitian. 
  • This is a 50-person cohort program - you will have a specific course pattern, the same as all your classmates and you will not deviate from that pattern for your 4 years in the program. If you are granted transfer credit from previous study, it will NOT accelerate your degree progress.
  • To learn more about what a Registered Dietitian does, visit the College of Dietitians of Alberta.


Important Dates

Fall 2019 Admission
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Document Deadline: February 1, 2019
Notification of Interview: April 15, 2019
Interview Dates: on or before May 15, 2019
Admission Offers: June 15, 2019

Accreditation

This dietetic education program is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body.