The Master of Science in Food and Nutrition (Internship Stream) is a full-time graduate program for 5 terms (just under 2 years) which is accredited by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice. The Internship Stream prepares students to become Registered Dietitians in Canada.
You must meet the admissions criteria of Western University’s, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as follows:
- Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition (Honors Specialization or an equivalent four year degree from a Canadian university), accredited by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (*see below details) within the past 3 years (2016 or later). Official transcripts and Dietitians of Canada Confirmation of Completion of Academic Program form will be required.
- Undergraduate courses in research methodology and statistics.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 78 per cent on the last 10 Full Course Equivalent credits.
- Relevant work and volunteer experience (resume required).
- Demonstrated English language proficiency if English is not your first language.
- A driver’s license and access to a vehicle for the internship portion of the program is also a requirement. Ability to drive throughout the internship portion of the program is mandatory. (Note, please see the Practicum Travel Requirement Agreement for more information regarding this requirement)
- Ability to attend in person interview in February 2019, if invited.
* Please note: Applicants to the MScFN (Internship Stream) must have an 4 year (honors or equivalent) BSc in Foods and Nutrition from a program which is accredited by 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.
Internationally trained Registered Dietitians: Please see the Internationally Trained Applicants section for information and instructions.
If you graduated from a Canadian PDEP accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program more than 3 years ago: You will need to undergo an assessment of your course work which will provide you with a list of any courses that need to be upgraded. This assessment should be done by the institution where you will be undertaking the upgrading.