Academic Calendar - 2021 ARCHIVE

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Food and Nutritional Sciences, School of

The Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics is a professional program, within the Bachelor of Science Foods and Nutrition (BScFN) degree, and is offered by Brescia University College. Enrollment is through Brescia University College or the Faculty of Science.

The program is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), and prepares graduates for application to a dietetic practicum program that leads to registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the professional regulating body, the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO). This module supports the attainment of the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education (ICDEP) at the undergraduate level as required by PDEP. Completion of the Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics does not guarantee admission to a dietetic practicum program. Enrolment in this module is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that students wishing to transfer into this module will be offered enrolment.

Graduates also may pursue post-graduate study in areas such as Nutritional Sciences, Health Administration, Food Science, Food Safety, or Public Health.  Students are encouraged to seek academic advising at Brescia early in the program, especially if they intend to combine the Honours Specialization with a Major or Minor in a complementary field.

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 75% in the following courses with no grade below 60%:

Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B
Biology 1290B
Physiology 1021
Foods and Nutrition 1070A/B
Foods and Nutrition 1241A/B

Module/Program Information


To remain in this module students must have a modular average of at least 75% with no modular course grade below 60%, at each adjudication point.