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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Description:The BSc Dietetics Major is a 3.5 year undergraduate degree (plus a U0 Freshman year for students from outside Quebec) which leads to eligibility for registration as a professional Dietitian/Nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for membership in Dietitians of Canada and the Ordre professionnelle de diététistes du Québec.

If you are passionate about food, cooking, and healthy eating, then this profession may be for you! You should have a strong science background, and enjoy communicating with others about food. You should be curious about food and nutrition, like reading scientific references, and enjoy sorting out fact from fiction. Most dietitians enjoy trying new foods, experimenting with a new recipe or cooking, shopping for foods, growing vegetables, reading nutrition labels, uncovering facts... these are all clues towards an interest in the field of nutrition.

Our students participate in 3 main domains of activities: 1) Food service management, 2) Clinical Nutrition and 3) Population health or Community nutrition. In our program there are 4 levels of internships, and each internship builds upon the other. Competencies in professional practice, communication, clinical nutrition, population health and foodservice management must be successfully completed to graduate from the program.
URL:Dietetics at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology 
  • 3 of  Grade12 Chemistry 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 3 of  Grade12 Physics 
Applicants must have Biology - NYA, General Biology II (OOUK, OOXU), Chemistry - NYA, NYB, Organic Chemistry I (OOUL, OOUM, OOXV), Mathematics - NYA, NYB (OOUN, OOUP), and Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT).
This program is not open to applicants from high school. Students must complete the Freshman Nutrition year before applying to transfer to Dietetics.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 16, 2021