The program is accredited by the professional association, Dietitians of Canada (DC), and prepares graduates for application to a dietetic internship/practicum experience that leads to certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the professional regulating body, the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO). Students take courses designed to meet the accreditation requirements of DC for dietetic internship placement. Completion of the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics does not guarantee a dietetic internship placement.
Graduates also may pursue post-graduate study in areas such as Health Administration, Food Science, and Community Nutrition. Students are encouraged to seek academic advising at Brescia University College early in the program, especially if they intend to combine the Honors Specialization with a Major or Minor in a complementary field.
Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in the following 4.0 courses with no mark below 60%:
Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B or the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B, the former Chemistry 1050, the former Chemistry 1020
Foods and Nutrition 1030E
Business Administration 1220E
0.5 course numbered 1000-1999
4.5 courses: Foods and Nutrition 2232, Foods and Nutrition 2241A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3342A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3344A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3348A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3351A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3361A/B, Foods and Nutrition 4453A/B.
2.0 courses: Human Ecology 2222F/G, Human Ecology 2266F/G, Human Ecology 3349A/B, Human Ecology 4411F/G.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2003A/B (recommended), Chemistry 2213A/B.
1.0 course: Physiology 2130.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 2288A (recommended), Biochemistry 2280A.
1.5 courses from: Foods and Nutrition or Human Ecology at the 3000 or 4000-level.
0.5 course:Statistical Sciences 2037A/B or Sociology 2205A/B or any other statistics course at the 2000 level or above.