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Pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

A collaborative approach to health

The University of New Brunswick has partnered with St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University to provide a unique learning opportunity in an innovative program.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition is ideal for students who are interested in how science can be applied in practical ways to promote human development through nutrition. Develop the tools you need to succeed in careers related to:

  • dietetics
  • health promotion
  • food and health entrepreneurship
  • food management
  • food science
  • nutrition research
  • sport nutrition
  • teaching (elementary and secondary school)

Complete your first two years of study at UNB Saint John and then apply to transfer to StFX at the end of your second year.

Students who meet the academic requirements for dietetics may apply to complete dietetic practicum programs, including the StFX Integrated Dietetic Internship program.

The StFX Human Nutrition program prepares students for teaching careers. Students may acquire “teachable subjects” and may apply for Bachelor of Education programs upon completion of the degree.

Program structure

The program is structured with a 2+2 approach:

  • The first two years of study are completed at UNB Saint John
  • The final two years are completed at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

While at UNB Saint John, you will develop a core understanding of foundational methods in chemistry and biology. You will also be exposed to a variety of electives that will contribute to your professional development.

After successfully completing your first two years at UNB Saint John, you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at StFX. Take specialized courses relating to human nutrition, food sciences and food management.

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Applying to the program

Learn more about admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science at UNB Saint John.

Requirements for transferring from UNB Saint John to StFX to complete the program include:

  • 60 credit hours of specific university-level courses
  • An average of at least 60%
  • Successful completion of bridging courses between years two and three to qualify for advanced standing at StFX:
    • HNU 242: Foundations of Nutrition Science
    • HNU 262: Principles of Nutrition in Human Metabolism
    • Both of these courses are offered online through StFX Continuing and Distance Education

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