IX. Graduate Programs

Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

MAN Program

The Master of Applied Nutrition program comprises one year (3 semesters) of graduate course work and competency-based practica. The program is designed to meet the professional practice requirements for becoming a registered dietitian and to foster practice-based research skills development.

Students take graduate courses in the three broad areas of competency required for practice: foodservice management, clinical/assessment and community nutrition. These courses focus on the latest research in these fields and provide strong theoretical underpinnings for professional practice. Students increase their knowledge of the field while enhancing their skills in three areas: the research process, critical appraisal and communication. Assignments in the courses apply theories to practice in real-life situations.

This dietetic education program is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body. Completion of the PDEP integrative competencies qualify a graduate to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE). 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 within the previous three years from a dietetic program accredited by PDEP. Applicants should have a minimum average of at least 75% in the last two years of their undergraduate program. Credit in the following courses is required prior to beginning the program: 1) a one-semester course in applied statistics (minimum grade of 75%) and 2) a one-semester course in research methods (minimum grade of 75%). These requirements may be in progress at the time of application but must be completed by April 30.

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of Applied Human Nutrition (AHN) graduate faculty and staff and affiliated placement staff. An interview committee will meet with the most qualified applicants, rank the candidates and forward recommendations for admission to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. Program offices should be consulted for admission deadlines.

Program Requirements

For all students in the MAN program, a minimum of 6.5 graduate credits are required, including the following required courses:

FRAN*6510 [0.50] Nutrition in the Community
FRAN*6610 [0.50] Advances in Clinical Nutrition
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*6740 [0.50] Foodservice Management in Healthcare
FRAN*6750 [0.50] Fundamentals of Dietetic Practice-Based Research

Graduates who have completed all required competencies successfully can apply to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) and apply for membership in the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO).

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