MScFN Prospective Students

Introduction to the MScFN Program for Prospective Students

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The Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition (MScFN) program at Brescia offers two streams: the Internship Stream and the Thesis Stream. We welcome you to view a student greeting from each MScFN program stream at Meet a Student 

Please review the admission requirements for each program stream carefully to see if you are eligible to apply – Admissions page .

Internship Stream

The MScFN Internship Stream program provides students with a combination of challenging course work, advanced research opportunities and practical training experiences with placements across southwestern Ontario and beyond. Graduates of this program earn a Master of Science degree and complete a 52 week practicum which is recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), preparing students to pursue further steps involved in becoming a Registered Dietitian in Canada. For more information on becoming a Registered Dietitian in Canada, please see the websites for the regulatory bodies in Canada: Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice,  Dietitians of Canada website and the College of Dietitians of Ontario website.

Accredited Practicum

Students participate in shaping their 52 week practicum schedule through regular meetings with their Internship Coordinator, who ensures the placement schedule will meet dietetic competencies (which are required for professional registration). Through the practical training placements, students will develop competencies in the following areas:

  • Nutrition Care
  • Population & Public Health
  • Management
  • Research
  • Professional Practice
  • Communication & Collaboration

Students of this program experience rich and dynamic practicum placements in settings such as Community Health Centres, Family Health Teams, Food Industry, Food Marketing Boards, Government and private institutions, Hospitals, Long-term Care Homes, Public Health Units.

Courses

Students are required to take one mandatory and one optional course in both the first term (Fall) and the second term (Winter) of the program. It is expected that on weekdays when classes are not scheduled students will be available for dedicated research work and practicum preparation.

Fall term:

  • FN 9711 Nutrition Research and Epidemiology (Mandatory)
  • FN 9111A Food and Nutritional Policies and Regulations (Optional)
  • FN 9211 Leadership and Food Management (Optional)

Winter term:

  • FN 9888B Seminar in Food and Nutritional Sciences (Mandatory)
  • FN 9444B  Advances in Clinical Nutrition (Optional)
  • FN 9666B Community Nutrition and Program Planning (Optional)

Research

Based on interest areas, students are matched with a Faculty Supervisor who will encourage, guide and supervise the student’s research project over their time in the program. Students have the opportunity to contribute research findings to their profession and strengthen their research skills.

Please note: Applicants are not responsible to find a Faculty Supervisor before applying to the MScFN program. Applicants are encouraged to list research interests and preferred Faculty Supervisors in their application, to facilitate the matching process.

Thesis Stream

Are you looking to expand your leadership skills and research capabilities while achieving a Masters degree? The Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition Thesis Stream program offers students the opportunity to strengthen their research skills through advanced course work and Thesis development under the guidance of a Faculty Supervisor.

Faculty and staff within the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences are passionate about providing an invigorating learning environment, where students become empowered to pursue leadership and research opportunities in their future careers.

This program prepares graduates for fulfilling careers in research with organizations such as private corporations, government agencies, health charities, research management agencies, medical institutions, and in academia. Graduates may also continue on in education by enrolling in PhD programs. In addition, the MScFN Thesis stream complements those already working in dietetic practice and wanting to advance their research and leadership skills.

Courses

Students are required to take one mandatory and one optional course in both the first term (Fall) and the second term (Winter) of the program. It is expected that on weekdays when classes are not scheduled that students will be available for dedicated research work.

Fall term:

  • FN 9711 Nutrition Research and Epidemiology (Mandatory)
  • FN 9111A Food and Nutritional Policies and Regulations (Optional)
  • FN 9211 Leadership and Food Management (Optional)

Winter term:

  • FN 9888B Seminar in Food and Nutritional Sciences (Mandatory)
  • FN 9733 Research and Thesis Planning (Mandatory)
  • FN 9444B  Advances in Clinical Nutrition (Optional)
  • FN 9666B Community Nutrition and Program Planning (Optional)

Thesis (completed over the full 6 terms of the program)

Students have the opportunity to pursue a research topic in an area of interest, within the disciplines of Brescia’s respected and diverse Faculty Supervisors. The Faculty Research Supervisor and Thesis Supervisory Committee help to guide the student’s research by providing feedback and direction and challenging the student to think of new ideas and in directions.

To view information on the Brescia Faculty Supervisors please visit Brescia Foods and Nutrition Faculty & Research

For more information on:

Course Assistantship, Funding Opportunities, Tuition, Campus Resources and other topics please visit MSc Foods & Nutrition FAQ

Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition Brochure

 

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