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Qualifications

To be licensed as a professional dietitian (P.Dt.) or nutritionist in Nova Scotia, the applicant must have met the following requirements:

  1. A four-year Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from a university accredited by Dietitians of Canada (or equivalent)

  2. A 35-40 week program of practical training accredited by Dietitians of Canada (or equivalent)

  3. Successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE). 

The following Nova Scotia programs offer a degree in dietetics and/or program of practical training:

Mount Saint Vincent University 
Applied Human Nutrition 
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS  B3M 2J6
www.msvu.ca

Acadia University
School of Nutrition & Dietetics
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS  B0P 1X0
www.acadiau.ca

St. Francis Xavier University
Department of Human Nutrition
St. F.X. University, P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, NS   B2G 2W5
www.stfx.ca

QE II Health Science Centre
Food and Nutrition Services
1278 Tower Rd. 
Halifax, NS   B3H 2E1
 
The NSDA Registration Committee will assess an applicant's academic education and training for equivalency to Canadian standards if the applicant's education and training is from a non-accredited Canadian or international program.  

Education and Practical Training

Click here for more information on the education and practical training required to practice as a dietitian in Canada. 

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