To be licensed as a professional dietitian (P.Dt.) or nutritionist in Nova Scotia, the applicant must have met the following requirements:
A four-year Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from a university accredited by Dietitians of Canada (or equivalent)
A 35-40 week program of practical training accredited by Dietitians of Canada (or equivalent)
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
School of Nutrition & Dietetics
Wolfville, NS B0P 1X0
St. Francis Xavier University
Department of Human Nutrition
St. F.X. University, P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
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
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