Interested in becoming a dietitian?
There are two educational steps to becoming a registered dietitian - you must meet both academic and practical experience requirements.
The first step is to earn a Bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from a university program that has been accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP). These programs include a range of subjects such as:
- basic science (chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology)
- social sciences and communications
- profession-related courses, such as food science lifecycle, disease specific, community nutrition and food service management
The second step is to complete supervised practical training.
Your choice of undergraduate program will determine what route you take in order to become registered to practice.
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Accredited Undergraduate Programs in Canada
Many universities offer undergraduate programs in dietetic education that have been nationally accredited.
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Steps to becoming a registered dietitian in Canada.
Contact a DC-accredited program listed on this page to find out about admission requirements and/or request an assessment of your qualifications for admission.
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