Bachelor of Science, Major in Foods and Nutrition

Whether you are passionate about improving the nutritional health of individuals, groups and populations, developing novel food products, or working towards a sustainable food system, there is a Foods and Nutrition program option at UPEI that is right for you! We offer

  • a Foods and Nutrition major and honours
  • a dietetic internship
  • a Foods and Nutrition co-operative education program
  • a Foods and Nutrition minor for students majoring in other programs

Meet Alex Gallant-Wood, Registered Dietitian and Class of 2016 graduate

Success Story

"If given the chance to choose again, I would 100% pick UPEI’s Foods and Nutrition and Dietetic Internship programs!"

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What's unique about our Foods and Nutrition program?

At UPEI, we know our students well! Our small classes and our dedicated faculty that care about their teaching and their students will make you feel like you belong.

We offer many practical learning experiences, including opportunities to conduct nutritional assessments and provide nutrition counselling for real “clients”; operate a small campus restaurant; and, develop new food products in our state-of-the-art foods laboratory. All these activities will prepare you for the career you want!

Foods and Nutrition students have choices!

You can apply to our dietetic internship program in third year, where approximately 70% of applicants are accepted and are eligible for registration as a dietitian—the program takes just four-and-a-half years to complete.

We also have a Foods and Nutrition co-operative education program, where students apply at the beginning of second year to participate in paid work terms in the food industry over the course of the degree. Whether you choose the dietetic internship or co-op education programs, you will be placed in a variety of positions in health care facilities, public health, community settings, and the food production and processing sector. Our students often gain research experience working with department professors in areas such as childhood nutrition, health administration, food security, chronic disease prevention and management, nutrition education, and food product development. Students can also decide to complete our honours program in Foods and Nutrition to prepare for postgraduate study. Students with strong academic standing can also apply to the Masters in Human Biology program (with a nutrition related research project).

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CA$14,274 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • January 2025
  • September 2025
  • January 2026
  • September 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time