5th Year BSc Kinetics-Nutrition

BSc Human Kinetics Degree in 5th Year For BSc Human Nutrition Students

B.Sc. Human Nutrition students who wish to pursue a degree in Human Kinetics should complete the normal sequence of their HNU program and be sure to include BIOL 112 and 3 credits of HKIN electives. In year 5 students will complete a HKIN degree with the following courses: HKIN 136, 215, 265, 367; 6 credits of skills, and 2 of HKIN 253, 264, 332, 352, 354, 431, 443, 455; 6 credits of HKIN electives. Students must submit a re-entry application. 

See the Course Advising Sheet here:  BSc HNU – 5th-year HKIN.

B.Sc. Human Kinetics - Major in Kinesiology, Minor in Nutrition

The Minor in Nutrition is a great choice for BSc HKIN students with an interest or career goals in sports nutrition and exercise performance. Students choosing the minor can apply for a 5th year BSc Human Nutrition degree and complete two degrees in 5 years! This pathway will open the door to careers in sports nutrition, dietetics, other health professions, health promotion, entrepreneurship, business and the food industry, public health inspection, and more!  

  • Year 2: HNU 142 [note: HNU 142 may also be taken concurrently with HNU 242 in year 3]  
  • Year 3: HNU 242, 262  
  • Year 4: HNU 363, BIOL 215, 12 credits HNU electives  

See the Course Advising Sheet here: BSc Kinesiology - Minor Nutrition

BSc in Human Nutrition degree in 5th year for B.Sc. Human Kinetics students With a Minor in Nutrition

BSc Human Kinetics students majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Nutrition who wish to pursue a degree in Human Nutrition in the 5th year should follow the HNU 145. In third year, students must take HNU 145, moving the 3-credit HKIN elective to fourth year. In fourth year, students must take HNU 146, 351, and 365 as HNU electives. Students pursuing a dietetic internship must also take HNU 225 by year 4 (moving the open elective to year 5).  HKIN 374, 396 or 397 fulfills the requirement of HNU 384 in the HNU degree program.  Students must submit a re-entry application.  

See the Course Advising Sheet here: BSc Kinesiology - Minor Nutrition with 5th year BSc Human Nutrition.

Recommended Course Pattern: BSc Human Nutrition [with flexible elective choice]  

  • Years 1-4: HNU 142, 145, 146, 242(261), 262, 351, 363, 365; BSAD 102; BIOL 215; 3 credits open elective  
  • Year 5: HNU 405, 475, 21 credits HNU electives; 3 credits open elective  

Recommended Course Pattern: BSc Human Nutrition – Dietetics Eligibility*  

  • Years 1-4: HNU 142(161), 145, 146, 225, 242, 262, 351, 363, 365; BSAD 102; BIOL 215  
  • Year 5: HNU 405, 475, 21 credits HNU electives (to include HNU 355 (352), 356, 452 (354/454 or 353), 456 and 485; 3 credits open elective  

*Eligible to apply for the StFX Integrated Dietetic Internship (IDI) Program and/or graduate internship programs and/or Masters with Dietetic Internship programs in Canada. The minimum grade requirement for IDI is a 65% in HNU 351, 355 (352) & 452; overall 70 % average & 75 % average in HNU courses.  

These degree programs (HNU and HKIN), in combination with dietetic credentials, make an excellent foundation for a career in sport nutrition - a new and exciting specialty in the field of nutrition & dietetics. StFX IDI interns may also gain sports nutrition experience by completing placements with the StFX Athletics Department. Follow along with our current sports interns on Facebook. Click here for further dietetic internship information.  

Depending on course selection, students can prepare for various career options.  
The BSc in Human Nutrition program emphasizes the role of nutrition in promoting health and managing nutrition-related disease conditions across the life course. This interdisciplinary professional program, addresses the growing demand in Canada for university graduates specializing in dietetics, foods and nutrition.  

See Chapter 5 in the Academic Calendar for information on the degree patterns, declarations of major, advanced major and honours, advancement and graduation requirements.