With the growing public interest in food and nutrition and its role in preventing and managing chronic diseases and obesity, the demand for dietitians is expected to increase. The federal government projects a labour shortage because of this and the anticipated degree of retirements. Interested in a Career in Food and Nutrition? This one page tool describes the training, education and roles and workplaces of dietitians.
A Career as a Dietitian
Consider a rewarding career that applies science-based knowledge about food and nutrition in a wide variety of roles and settings.
What does it take to become a dietitian? Find out about the academic requirements.
Internship Selection Process
Dietitians of Canada manages the annual selection process for post-degree internship programs. A computerized database system is used to match student program choices with program rankings.
Have you completed your education as a dietitian outside Canada? Learn about the steps to qualify for practice in Canada.
Provincial Registration Requirements
Like other regulated health professionals, dietitians must register with the provincial regulatory body in their province in order to practice.
- Interested in a Career in Food and Nutrition? Become a Dietitian!
(September 2016) This one page tool was designed to use for high school and university career days and with those potentially interested in a career in food and nutrition. It describes the training, education and roles and workplaces of dietitians.
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