CBU signs formal agreement with UPEI for Human Nutrition Transfer Option

Cape Breton University recently signed a formal articulation agreement with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) that will allow Bachelor of Science (BSc) students to earn an Honours BSc in Human Nutrition.

“We are very happy about this new formal partnership with UPEI,” says Carolin Kreber, Dean of CBU’s School of Professional Studies. “This option allows us to offer our local students a first class experience of studying nutrition at home for the first two years before going on to further expand their learning at UPEI.”

The agreement will enable students to do their first two years of a BSc degree at CBU and then transfer to UPEI to complete the degree. This transfer option will open up opportunities for students who are looking to pursue a career in health sciences including dietetics, education, health promotion, food service management, and research and development in food and nutrition.

“There are fantastic and very rewarding job opportunities for those with knowledge of foods and human nutrition, now and for the foreseeable future,” says Dr. Edward Barre, Professor of Human Nutrition. “Dietitians, food and grocery companies, educators, food service management personnel, those involved in health promotion, researchers and the media, all have extremely important roles to play to prevent and manage illness. Starting at CBU for the first two years is the first step.”

For more information, please contact: Dr. Edward Barre.

Check out what CBU Alumna Natasha Osmond is doing now, after completing the Bachelor of Science Human Nutrition transfer program.