Dietetics

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Develop skills for professional dietetic practice as you prepare for a career as a registered dietitian. In Dietetics, you’ll study general biological and social sciences courses, as well as specialized dietetics courses, such as basic and applied human nutrition, food and food systems management, and professional dietetic practice.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • 5 yrs Length
  • No Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Dietetics major is a professional program planned to meet the accreditation standards for the dietetics profession in Canada. The curriculum includes general courses in both biological and social sciences, and courses more directly related to dietetics such as basic and applied human nutrition, food and food systems, management, and professional dietetic practice.

The program involves five years of study: two prerequisite years and three program years (Year Five is spent in internship placements at various British Columbia locations).

The Dietetics major differs from other nutrition-related majors offered by Land and Food Systems in that it is a regulated health-profession training program. As such, it has specific applicant-selection procedures and includes courses and internship placements to assist students to develop knowledge and skills for dietetic practice in the Canadian context.

International students should be aware that this program is designed to meet Canadian dietetics registration requirements. Prospective applicants who are interested in working in dietetics internationally are advised to check registration requirements in the country where they intend to practice.

Program Requirements

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