Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences

​​​​​​Honours Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences



The Baccalaureate in Health Sciences is designed to provide cutting-edge training that prepares students for the important professional role they will play in maintaining the health and well-being of individuals over a whole lifetime. On the strength of their outstanding theoretical and clinical knowledge, these students are also destined to become leaders and decision-makers in their field.

Thanks to its innovative approach, its interdisciplinary setting and the research prowess of its professors, the nutrition sciences program aims to train professionals who will not only make a powerful contribution to the body of knowledge in nutrition sciences, but also stress the critical impact nutrition has on the health of individuals and entire populations.


Our mission is to provide French-language training to bilingual students to enable them to meet the requirements of the Canadian professional dietitian accreditation exam. To achieve this, we seek to provide students with relevant practical training in stimulating settings and to ensure that they have access to cutting-edge knowledge in the field of nutrition sciences.

We also wish to improve the practice of the profession through the scholarly work conducted by our faculty. We strive to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, so as to broaden the health care knowledge base. Finally, we are committed to actively promoting health and nutrition sciences, through learning, research and professional practice partnerships, both in Canada and abroad.

The Honours Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetic regulatory body. Upon receiving their degree, graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination.

Unique in Ontario, this four-year program is offered in French for bilingual students and includes hands-on learning through integrated practicum placements. It provides a stimulating learning environment with a team of dynamic professors actively engaged in research. The program deals with the multiple challenges related to food and nutrition that individuals and societies face today, such as:

  • malnutrition here and around the world;
  • the increased incidence of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure;
  • aging populations;
  • the risk of food contamination; and
  • the complex nature of food services management. 

  • NUT 2511/3511 - Stage en gestion des services alimentaires
  • NUT 4531 - Stage en nutrition publique et en santé des populations
  • NUT 4535 - Stage en milieux variés
  • NUT 4633 - Stage en nutrition clinique


  • Hospitals
  • Community health centres
  • Health Canada
  • Long-term care centres
  • Private clinics
  • Public health agencies
  • Sports centres
  • Agri-food companies and food services
  • Dietitian
  • Nutrition researcher
  • Dietitian in community organisations
  • Public health dietitian
  • Governmental health promotion specialist
  • Communication specialist
  • Food service manager

Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program. To find out more about admission requirements, visit the Admission requirement page for undergraduate studies and follow the admission steps according to your situation.

  • NUT 1504 - Sciences des aliments
  • NUT 1704 - Introduction à la nutrition
  • NUT 2504 - Alimentation des collectivités
  • NUT 2523 - Nutrition publique et santé des population
  • NUT 2524 - Gestion des services alimentaires
  • NUT 2721 - Nutrition et métabolisme
  • NUT 2733 - Biochimie nutritionnelle
  • NUT 3502 - Nutrition clinique
  • NUT 3503 - Nutrition publique et santé des populations
  • NUT 3702 - Évaluation nutritionnelle
  • NUT 3703 - Nutrition à travers le cycle de la vie
  • NUT 4501 - Recherche en nutrition
  • NUT 4507 - Aliments, santé et nutraceutiques
  • NUT 3705 - Introduction à la génomique nutritionnelle
  • NUT 3721 - Counseling en nutrition sportive
  • NUT 3725 - Sécurité alimentaire et nutrition d'urgence

All BScFN courses 

  • Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Food Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Education
  • Business
  • Population health
  • Health management
  • Law

The courses for the Baccalauréat spécialisé en sciences de la nutrition are taught in French; however, some of the course material may be in English and the work placements require advanced proficiency in French and English.  Therefore, applicants to this program are required to demonstrate their level of proficiency in both languages.

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  • The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exceptional practicum and career placement opportunities and is located close to government, industry leaders and a vast hospital network.
  • We are a cross-road of languages and cultures and the largest bilingual university in the world.
  • The University of Ottawa ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world and top 10 best universities in Canada, with state-of-the-art learning and research facilities, and a French Immersion Stream.
  • Our main campus is right in downtown Ottawa #BywardMarket.
  • A brand new light rail station right on campus with a transit pass included in your tuition fees.
  • Ottawa ranks 1st among Canadian cities for quality of life.


The application process for this program starts in the fall of the year before you intend to begin your studies. We encourage you to submit your application in advance of the posted deadlines. There are also many Scholarships and bursaries available that you may need to start looking into as some have early deadlines.

Please check the Deadlines page for programs in English and Dates limites page for the programs in French. Be sure to follow the admission steps according to your situation.



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