The Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) is a one year professional, post-graduate program
which is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).
Although Brescia University College is housed at a women’s university, the DDEPT program
welcomes all genders to apply.
Are you considering applying for the 2023 academic term?
Find out if you're eligible below.
Applications will open on November 14, 2022, and close on Monday January 16, 2023,
4 pm EST (firm deadline).
- Undergraduate degree from a dietetic education program accredited under DC/PDEP (or
U.S. ACEND) from 2020* or later. Students must sucessfully complete their accredited
undergraduate degree before the program start date of May each year.
- Minimum GPA of 70% in final two years of accredited program or last 10 full-course
- Completion of application package and all online components
- Contact information for two professional referees
- English and computer literacy required
In addition to the above requirements, students accepted to this program must have access to reliable transportation to
get to placements, including places where public transit may not be available.
If you graduated from a Canadian PDEP accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program
more than 3 years ago you have 2 options to demonstrate that your knowledge is current
to become eligible to apply:
1. Achieve a Level 1 Result on the College of Dietitians of Ontario’s Knowledge and
Competence Assessment Tool. KCAT
2. Upgrade core upper year courses at Brescia. Contact us for more information at
Practicum Student Additional Requirements
Practicum students are required to have several health and non-health requirements
in preparation for the practicum portion of their program, including (but not limited
to) immunizations, police checks, professional membership, insurances, and learning.
Details will be supplied to those accepted to the program. Additionally, all Western
University, including Brescia University College students, are required to be fully
vaccinated for Covid-19 prior to the beginning of their program. Any student with
a bona fide medical contraindication to receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, or any other
vaccine, shall notify a Brescia Dietetic Education Coordinator (email@example.com) prior to application to the program to consider your eligibility for the dietetic
practicum, based on our practicum partner requirements.
International students who completed an accredited undergraduate degree in Canada or the United States 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 undergraduate degree is completed. The work permit is
required to participate in the practicum portion of the program.
International applicants who completed a dietetics degree or practised as a dietitian outside of Canada, Australia
or the United States have two ways to become eligible to apply:
1. Complete a Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (or equivalent) from a program which is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic
Education and Practice (PDEP) in Canada or by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
in the U.S. See www.pdep.ca or https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/accredited-programs/about-accredited-programs for a complete list of accredited undergraduate Foods and Nutrition programs. To
inquire about completing your degree at Brescia, contact one of our undergraduate
Admission Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Brescia Undergraduate Admissions Officers would be able to guide you on acceptance
eligibility as well as the possibility for transfer credit, based on applicable past
university course work.
2. Complete the College of Dietitians of Ontario Knowledge and Competence Assessment
Tool (KCAT) as part of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) process and achieve a Level I Result. If a Level II result is achieved:
a) retake the KCAT after additional self-study to achieve a Level 1 result, or
b) contact us about enrolling at Brescia to complete the accredited Honors Specialization
in Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate degree with advanced standing. email@example.com
International students are encouraged to contact Western’s International & Exchange Student Centre as a resource for this and other international student related questions .
If you graduated from a US ACEND-accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program:
A signed ACEND® verification statement confirming the completion of all program requirements
is required 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