2007-2008 University of Guelph Graduate Calendar

VIII. Graduate Programs

Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

MAN Program

The MAN program comprises one year (3 semesters) of advanced professional course work and competency-based practice experience. The program is designed to meet the professional practice requirements for becoming a registered dietitian. Graduates will complete the entry-level competencies of Dietitians of Canada (DC). Completion of the competencies will qualify a graduate to write the registration examination to become a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO), or other provincial dietetic regulatory body. The program is accredited by Dietitians of Canada as a dietetic internship. 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. Students are charged a practicum fee for each semester of the program, in addition to the University academic and non-academic fees.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Master of Applied Nutrition program must have an honours degree from a dietetic program accredited by Dietitians of Canada. Applicants should have a minimum average of at least B+ in the last two years of their undergraduate program. Credit in the following courses is required prior to beginning the program: 1) one semester course in applied statistics (min. grade of 75%) and 2) one semester course in research methods (min. grade of 75%). These requirements may be in progress at the time of application.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of Applied Human Nutrition graduate faculty. The AHN faculty will interview the most qualified applicants, rank the candidates and forward recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The deadline for application is February 1 of each year.

Degree Requirements

Students in the Masters of Applied Nutrition program will take the following courses:

FRAN*6510 [0.50] Nutrition in the Community
FRAN*6610 [0.50] Advances in Clinical Nutrition/Assessment I
one of selected graduate courses from the Faculty of Management, based on course content, prerequisites and availability;
FRAN*6710 [1.50] Practicum in Applied Human Nutrition I
FRAN*6720 [1.50] Practicum in Applied Human Nutrition II
FRAN*6730 [1.50] Practicum in Applied Human Nutrition III
FRAN*6750 [0.50] Final Project in Applied Human Nutrition

Graduates who have completed all required competencies successfully can apply to write the examination and qualify as a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO).