Bachelor of Science, Nutrition (Transfer)

Program Overview
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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced, pre-cal recommended)
  • 2 Science 12 level (biology & chemistry recommended)
  • 1 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level course

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:
Spring 2024
April 15, 2024
Fall 2024
August 15, 2024
Winter 2025
December 15, 2024
Fall 2024
April 15, 2024
Winter 2025
August 15, 2024
Spring 2025
January 15, 2025
Fall 2025
April 15, 2025
In order to register for courses, you must accept your offer and confirm your seat at CBU. For detailed steps on how to do this, please reference your acceptance letter in your future Student Account

Learn The Difference Nutrition Makes

Nothing is more important to our overall health than the food we put inside our bodies. With an incredible amount of access to instructors, and a global community on campus, you gain a unique perspective on how proper nutrition can make a difference anywhere in the world. Our modern facilities and inclusive culture give you the space and freedom to chart your own course in nutrition.

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Additionally, the nutrition transfer option focuses on preparing students for entry into the third year of a BSc in Nutrition at a specified university. The first two years completed at Cape Breton University allow students to gain a background in the nutritional sciences by taking courses in biology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, nutrition, statistics, the humanities, the social sciences and business.

What is the tuition for this program?

These numbers are an estimate for planning purposes only. These numbers do not include lab or accommodation fees.

Sample Courses and Resources

Why study at CBU?

Aside from the incredible island lifestyle and the world-class facilities, you get the opportunity to interact with our faculty and lab instructors on a one-on-one basis. Get the individualized attention and support you need from experienced faculty. This kind of support is critical for your success.

Nutrition courses at CBU provide an excellent overview of normal and clinical nutritional science. Professors and laboratory assistants provide around-the-clock support and opportunities to gain hands-on experience, while intellectually challenging students along the way.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Food labelling
  • Canada’s food guide
  • Food security and the factors affecting it
  • Chemistry of nutrition
  • Relationship of nutrition to disease prevention and management

Possible Career Paths

  • Clinical dietetics
  • Food service administration
  • Community nutrition
  • Food product development
  • Pharmaceutical sales

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