Graduate Studies in Applied Nutrition
The Master of Applied Nutrition (MAN) program is a one year (3 semesters) program of advanced professional course work and competency-based practice experience. The professional MAN degree is a specialized program for students who have completed an undergraduate degree from a dietetic program accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Educatoin and Practice (PDEP) within the last 3 years.
Graduates will complete the PDEP entry-level competencies. Completion of the competencies will qualify a graduate to write the registration examination to become a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, or the dietetic regulatory body in another province. The MAN program is a nationally accredited dietetic internship/practicum program recognized by the PDEP Accreditation Council. The course work and practicum options permit the pursuit of interests in the various areas of dietetic practice, while meeting the required entry-level dietetic competencies. Each semester, students work three to four days per week in a practicum organization and one day taking required courses on campus in Guelph.
Additional Program Fees
In addition to full-time graduate student tuition and student fees, students in the MAN program will be charged an internship fee each semester. This fee qualifies for the tuition credit under the Income Tax Act.
Students in the Master of Applied Nutrition program will take the following courses:
· FRAN*6510 Nutrition in the Community
· FRAN*6610 Advances in Clinical/Nutritional Assessment I
· FRAN*6710, FRAN*6720, FRAN*6730 Practicum in Applied Human Nutrition I, II and III
· FRAN*6740 Foodservice Management in Healthcare
· FRAN*6750 Final Project in Applied Human Nutrition
The Practicum Courses
Each student will complete three practica in three different settings in order to achieve the variety of required competencies. Each practicum generally involves three to four days per week with one agency per semester, allowing the student to progress from a novice stage to being able to provide relief for the dietitian during the last few weeks. The seminar part of the practicum helps students reflect on their development of transferable skills and promotes discussion of these skills with colleagues in other placements. Practica are provided in a variety of settings that reflect dietetic practice in traditional and emerging areas of practice.
Graduate Financial Assistance
In addition to the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Graduate Financial Assistance, MAN students may be eligible for awards from Dietitians of Canada. If you are a qualifying member of Dietitians of Canada (DC), check the Student Centre of the Members Only section on the DC web site for award details. DC award application information is also available from program directors of accredited undergraduate programs recognized by PDEP.
What Graduates Say:
Would you recommend the MAN Program to others?
“I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is up for a challenge and wants a better rounded multifaceted education.”
“Yes, especially for individuals who are not certain they want to work in a clinical environment. The MAN program provides an excellent variety of experiences in supportive environments and allows you to have more direction/control over your learning.”
“Yes - great to get a master's and internship in one year. Great to get three different placements.”
“Yes, because I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel as though I learned a lot (both knowledge and skills). I feel prepared to enter the dietetic profession now.”
"The opportunity to have three different dietetic internships has given me a very broad insight into the wonderful world of nutrition as well as hands-on skills in various potential work settings."
Only students who are graduates of recognized universities or establishments of higher education are eligible for admission to Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. General Admission Regulations are found in the Graduate Calendar.
FRAN General Admission Requirements
- MAN Applicants must have an accredited Undergraduate Degree from a dietetic program recognized by PDEP that was completed in the last 3 years.
- Our department has set higher admission criteria than the University for all of our graduate programs. A minimum cumulative average of 75% over the final 20 credits is required for admission.
- Specific course requirements, including statistics and research methods, should be specifically noted in the admissions package.
- The requirements may be in progress at the time of application. As long as potential students are able to demonstrate that the requirements will be met by the following September, admission is possible, but conditional upon successful completion of all requirements.
- Applicants are evaluated on a competitive basis.
- All graduate programs in the Department have a September entry only.
Please consult the Graduate Calendar for program specific requirements.