(NOC 3132)


Dietitians require a master's or bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition or a related field such as food and nutritional science or biochemistry and approximately 40 weeks of supervised practicum training.

Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces for dietitians.

Membership in the national association, Dietitians of Canada, may be required for dietitians to practise.

Nutritionists usually require the same education and training as dietitians.

Registration with a regulatory body is required for nutritionists in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and (as a registered dietician-nutritionist) in New Brunswick.

Membership with the national association, Dietitians of Canada, and/or a provincial regulatory body is available for nutritionists who have the same education and practicum training as dietitians.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nutrition and Food Bachelor
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biochemistry Bachelor; Honours
Biochemistry Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biochemistry Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Computational Biochemistry Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Biochemistry Bachelor; University Transfer
Nutrition and Food Science Bachelor; University Transfer
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Concordia University
Montreal, Québec, CA

Related Program(s):
Biochemistry Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Biochemistry Bachelor; Co-op
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Modified on January 26, 2022