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Nutrition Transfer Option

Those working in the field of Human Nutrition have a unique opportunity to influence the health of an entire population. Nutrition traditions have always provided leadership in addressing challenging health care issues related to health promotion, maintenance and restoration and illness prevention.

Cape Breton University’s Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition transfer option provides competence in all aspects of nutrition. This includes the development of expertise in professional skills, as well as fostering critical thinking problem solving, and decision making. An Honours B.Sc. in Human Nutrition opens many exciting career options including:

 

•          Clinical dietetics

•          Food service administration

•          Community nutrition

•          Food product development

•          Magazine contributor

•          Media and public relations

•          Pharmaceutical sales

•          Research

 

Cape Breton University’s Admission Requirements

Five grade 12 academic or advanced courses including English, Math (any grade 12 academic or advanced math is suitable), and Chemistry; one of Biology, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geology, or Physics; one other academic or advanced course with an average of at least 65 per cent. Biology is recommended .  Grade 12 Chemistry (academic or advanced) is MANDATORY.

 

Nutrition Transfer Option Description

CBU offers courses in Nutrition, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Mathematics, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and electives that will allow students to complete the first two years of an Honours B.Sc. degree in Human Nutrition.

A further two years of study at another specified university will complete the degree. Students who complete the required pattern of courses with the receiving university’s specified averages will have the opportunity to enter the third year of the option at another specified university. CBU has signed formal articulation transfer agreements with Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and with the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and with St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Please see the MSVU Applied Human Nutrition website by clicking on the link below:

http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/appliedhumannutrition/default.aspx/

 

Please see the UPEI Foods and Nutrition website by clicking on the link below:

 http://www.upei.ca/science/applied-human-sciences/foods-and-nutrition

 

Please see the St F.X. Human Nutrition website by clicking on the link below:

 https://www.stfx.ca/academics/science/human-nutrition

 

Cape Breton University Courses

 

Year 1

BIOL 1101                Cell and Molecular Biology I

BIOL 2203                Human Anatomy

CHEM 1104              General Chemistry I 

CHEM 1105              General Chemistry II 

MATH 1109              Introductory Statistics I 

NUTR 1101               Community Nutrition or a non-Nutrition elective or second statistics course*

NUTR/SPAL 2107    Introduction to Sport Nutrition or a non-Nutrition elective*

Humanities or Social Sciences**

 

Year 2

BIOL 3203      Human Physiology

CHEM 2301    Introductory Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2601    Introductory Biochemistry I 

MGMT 1601   Introduction to Canadian Business* or MGMT 2604 Organisational Behaviour I*

MICR 2101     Introductory Microbiology

NUTR 2104    Introduction to Nutrition 

NUTR 2106    Principles of Nutrition in Human Metabolism

Humanities or Social Sciences**

 

*see Dr. Edward Barre for counselling - T: 902-563-1921; E: ed_barre@cbu.ca

 

**Humanities: English, French, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, Celtic Studies

**Social Sciences: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Sciences

**Students are required to have 12 credits (6 + 6 pair of a social science - e.g. 6 credits of a 1000 level  psychology plus another 6 credits of a different psychology at the 2000 level or above) plus 6 credits of a humanities (6 credits in this case must be all the same humanities subject (e.g. English))  OR 12 credits of a humanities(6 +6  pair of a humanities -e.g. 6 credits of philosophy at the 1000 level plus another 6 credits of a different philosophy at the 2000 level or above) plus 6 credits of a social sciences ((6 credits in this case must be all the same social sciences subject (e.g. Psychology)), prior to entering their third year at another specified university.  Students must be counselled by Dr. Barre before choosing any Humanities or Social Science course.

**Humanities and social science courses may be 6 or 3 credit courses and must be in the same humanities and social sciences subject areas respectively.

Microbiology 2101

Students must take Microbiology 2101 in the second year of the Nutrition transfer option, preferably in the Winter (January-April) term.  Students whose schedule will not accommodate the Winter term offering of Microbiology 2101 are required to take Microbiology 2101 in the Fall (September-December) term in the second year of the Nutrition transfer option.

 

Biology 2203 and Biology 3203

Students are strongly encouraged to register for Biology 2203 and Biology 3203 as soon as possible. This early registration may significantly reduce the opportunity for students to be placed on a waiting list for Biology 2203 and/or Biology 3203. Placement on the waiting list for Biology 2203 and/or Biology 3203 may result in a delay of one year before a student transfer to another university.

 

Contact: Dr. Edward Barre - T: 902-563-1921; E: ed_barre@cbu.ca