2019/20 fees were $11,932.59, which includes tuition, ancillary fees, and placement fees. International students are subject to international tuition.
See the current fee schedule.
Students are also advised to consider other costs such as accommodation/moving, food, parking, gas, car maintenance, immunizations, accident and liability insurance, phone, professional attire.
Yes, though according to OSAP rules, the start date of this program is considered a continuation of the previous academic year. During the first 4 months of the program (May-August), only those students who enter the program immediately from the undergraduate program at Brescia and who received OSAP during the previous school year are eligible. From September – April, more students can qualify for OSAP eligibility. For more information, visit Ontario Student Assistance Program.
Yes, there are some small bursaries and scholarships available through Brescia and students receive information about these during orientation. Contact Rachel Bruijns, Financial Aid Officer at Brescia for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two professional references from work or volunteer experience are required. Academic references are no longer required, but one academic reference can be substituted for a professional reference if preferred.
In all sectors: hospitals, community health centres, family health teams, Aboriginal health access centres, long-term care, food industry and foodservice management companies.
Vacation time (2 weeks) occurs during the Christmas to New Year break (December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021). There is no flexibility for vacation at other times during the year.
In rare instances, students will remain in one location throughout the year and may work up to 10 hours/week. More often, students will relocate throughout the year which would make working difficult or impossible.
Projects can be academic research with Brescia faculty in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences or a practice-based project with a dietitian outside of the university. Some examples of previous research projects are:
International students are eligible to apply but will need both a valid post-graduate work permit and study visa. If offered a position in the DDEPT program, candidates should apply for a post-graduate work permit as soon as the undergrad degree is completed. The work permit is required to participate in the practicum portion of the program. International students are encouraged to contact the Western’s International & Exchange Student Centre as a resource for this and other international student-related questions.
It is a Western University post-graduate diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training.
Yes, current students and graduates of the program are willing to respond to student inquiries. See the following list of students who are happy to talk to you.