Education

 

Interested in becoming a dietitian?

There are two educational steps to becoming a registered dietitian - you must meet both academic and practical experience requirements.

Education

The first step is to earn a Bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from a university program that has been accredited by Dietitians of Canada (DC). 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.

Steps to becoming a Registered Dietitian in Canada
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Accredited Undergraduate Programs in Canada

Many universities offer undergraduate programs in dietetic education that have been accredited by Dietitians of Canada.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

SASKATCHEWAN

MANITOBA

ONTARIO

QUEBEC

NEW BRUNSWICK

NOVA SCOTIA

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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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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