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.
8.5 courses: Foods and Nutrition 2266F/G, Foods and Nutrition 2230A/B, Foods and Nutrition 2232, Foods and Nutrition 2449A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3355A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3342A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3344A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3348A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3351A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3361F/G, Foods and Nutrition 3390W/X, Foods and Nutrition 4429A/B, Foods and Nutrition 4453A/B, Foods and Nutrition 4460A/B, Foods and Nutrition 4471A/B.
0.5 course: Human Ecology 2222A/B.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2003A/B (recommended), Chemistry 2213A/B.
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.
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.