International Applicants

MScFN Thesis Stream

Thesis Stream Information
Internationally trained applicants are eligible to apply to the Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition (MScFN) Thesis Stream if they have a Four Year Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition or related degree (such as dietetics, food science, applied nutrition, home economics with a major in nutrition). The Thesis Steam is a research based program. Although housed at a women’s university, the MScFN program welcomes all genders to apply.

International applicants who meet the above criteria may require additional coursework, in addition to English Language Training if English is not their first language, prior to becoming eligible to apply to the MScFN (Thesis Stream) program. 

 

MScFN Internship Stream

Internship Stream Information
International applicants who are interested in applying to the Masters of Science Food and Nutrition (MScFN) Internship Stream must first successfully complete a Four Year (honors) Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from a program which is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP). For a complete list of accredited undergraduate Foods and Nutrition programs, please see the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice website. If you are interested in applying to the PDEP accredited undergraduate BSc in Foods and Nutrition program at Brescia University College, please contact one of Brescia’s undergraduate program Admissions Officers .

Internationally Educated Dietitians (IEDs) interested in exploring dietetic practice in Canada should first be assessed for registration by a provincial dietetic regulatory body to practice as a dietitian in Canada. The process will start with the Canadian Dietetic Practice Orientation and Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) designed to provide an orientation to dietetic practice in Canada and the opportunity for IEDs to self-assess their level of knowledge and skill compared to the standards required to practice dietetics in Canada. This assessment tool, as well as a description of the entire process for IEDs can be found online at Canadian Dietetic Practice Orientation and Self-Assessment Tool

For a complete list of Brescia’s MScFN Internship Stream eligibility requirements, please see the “Internship Admissions” page.

 

English Language Proficiency for International Applicants:

IELTS: minimum score of 8.0
TOEFL: (internet test): minimum score of 107
TOEFL (paper based test): minimum score of 625

 

If you graduated from a US Academy ACEND accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program: Please note that the College of Dietitians of Ontario have confirmed that completion of an American program that is ACEND-accredited could be considered equivalent to a Canadian program accredited by PDEP. Proof of the program being ACEND-accredited is a requirement and should be submitted with your application. Applicants still need to meet all other program admission requirements as stated on the Brescia website, and the admission committee will further review transcripts for eligibility. If you have questions about the credentials of your program and upgrading to meet the US ACEND and/or Canadian PDEP standards, please contact the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO) for an assessment of your credentials prior to applying to the MScFN (Internship Stream) program. Contact information can be found on their website at:  http://www.collegeofdietitians.org/