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About This Program

Nutrition is the study of nutrients—carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals—that are essential for life. You will learn how nutrients are ingested, digested, absorbed, metabolized, stored and excreted.To be accepted into the College of Nutrition students require a minimum of one year (30 credit units) of university course work, a “pre-Nutrition year”.

Courses must be completed prior to April 30 of the year of application (deadline Jan 15), to be considered for admission. See the Nutrition admission’s page for more information.

What you will Learn

You will study food availability and how the nutrition choices we make can affect our health. You will become an expert in food and nutrition so that you are prepared to help individuals, groups, families, organizations and populations achieve their food and nutrition-related goals through assessment, counselling, management, programming and advocacy. 

First Year Classes

Term 1Term 2

Tuition Estimates

  Canadian  International 
Tuition $7,857 $24,961
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 – $1,500 $1,000 – $1,500
Total $9,157 – $9,657 $26,261 – $26,761

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.

Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 


Admission Requirements and Deadlines


St. Peter’s College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.

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Pharmacy and Nutrition