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Admissions

The Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Internship Stream is a full-time, five-term 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 MScFN program welcomes all genders to apply. 

Admission Requirements
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Applicants to the MScFN Internship Stream program must meet the admissions criteria of Western University’s, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as follows:

  • Bachelor of Science in Foods accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) within the past 3 years (2017 or later).
  • Applicants must submit confirmation of completion of a PDEP accredited program. This form should be supplied and signed by the head of the academic department overseeing your accredited undergraduate program.
  • Undergraduate courses in each 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.
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 625 for the paper and pencil version, or 107 for the internet version. [Western’s TOEFL ID is 0984].
    • The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable score is 8 out of 9.
  • A G2 driver’s license (or equivalent) and access to a vehicle for the practicum portion of the program is also a requirement. The ability to drive unattended throughout the practicum portion of the program is mandatory. 
  • Ability to attend in person interview during a week in February, if invited.

* Note: For a complete list of accredited undergraduate Foods and Nutrition programs, please see the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice website.

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. For more information.
    2. Upgrade core upper year courses at Brescia. Contact us for more information.
International Applicants
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International applicants who are interested in applying to the Masters of Science Food and Nutrition (MScFN) Internship Stream 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 BSc in Foods and Nutrition program at Brescia University College, please contact one of Brescia’s undergraduate program Admissions Officers .

Internationally Educated Dietitians (IEDs) interested in exploring dietetic practice in Canada should first be assessed for registration by a provincial dietetic regulatory body to practice as a dietitian in Canada.

The process will start with the Canadian Dietetic Practice Orientation and Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) designed to provide an orientation to dietetic practice in Canada and the opportunity for IEDs to self-assess their level of knowledge and skill compared to the standards required to practice dietetics in Canada.

An assessment tool, as well as a description of the entire process for IEDs can be found online at Canadian Dietetic Practice Orientation and Self-Assessment Tool.

Potential Canadian/American-Educated Applicants
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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. For more information: 
  2. Upgrade core upper year courses at Brescia. Contact us for more information.

If you graduated from a US Academy ACEND accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program:

Please note  the College of Dietitians of Ontario have confirmed that completion of an American program that is ACEND-accredited could be considered equivalent to a Canadian program accredited by PDEP.

Proof of the program being ACEND-accredited is a requirement and should be submitted 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.