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Admissions

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.

Admission Requirements 

  • Undergraduate degree from dietetic education program accredited under DC/PDEP (or U.S. ACEND) from 2018* or later 
  • Minimum GPA of 70% in final two years of accredited program or last 10 full-course equivalents (FCE) 
  • No single grade below 60% in any core/required undergraduate, FCE, transfer or distance course 
  • Completion of application package 
  • Contact information for two professional referees 
  • Submission of Class G2 driver’s license (or equivalent) 
  • In-person multi-mini interview process at Brescia in mid-February for selected applicants 
  • English and computer literacy required 

If you graduated from a Canadian PDEP accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program more than 3 years ago (2017 or earlier) 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. Visit the College of Dietitians site to learn more.
  2. Upgrade core upper year courses at Brescia or at another Canadian university with an accredited dietetics program. Contact us for more information. 
International Applicants
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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 Western’s International & Exchange Student Centre as a resource for this and other international student related questions . 

International applicants who are interested in applying to The Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) program must first successfully 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). 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 Honors BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics program at Brescia University College, please contact one of Brescia’s undergraduate program Admissions Officers .

US Students
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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 eligibility.

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