Program Information

School: Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Description: Nutrition is the science that studies the process of taking in and utilizing food for metabolism, growth and repair. Nutritionists study how foods are converted into simpler compounds used by the body, and how food choices can lead to greater overall health, or contribute to disease development.

The Nutrition program provides in depth courses on nutrient metabolism; later courses apply that knowledge to specialized topics in nutrition, such as nutrition and disease treatment or prevention, sports nutrition, or nutrigenomics (how nutrients affect gene expression). Many of our undergraduates become involved in research through the Memorial University Career Experience Program (MUCEP), Student Undergraduate Research Award (SURA) and other summer research programs. They do research in areas such as nutrition and the developing infant, the impact of dietary lipids (fat) in the brain, or the role of nutrition in early life and the development of chronic diseases.

URL: Nutrition at Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost shown is for two semesters of undergraduate study in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 
  •   Data Management  or   Advanced Functions  or   Calculus and Vectors 
  •   Biology  or   Physics  or   Chemistry  or   Earth and Space Science 
  •   International Languages  or   Social Science 

Students must also have an elective course.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50-60] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]