University of Prince Edward Island

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Dietetic Internship (Foods and Nutrition)

University of Prince Edward Island

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,570
National: $6,570
International: $14,274


Students in Foods and Nutrition may apply for admission to the optional Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The integrated approach to professional training enables students to build upon and apply theoretical knowledge gained from their academic program. On successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, students will have fulfilled the competencies required to reach entry-level professional dietetic competence as determined by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice and will be eligible to apply for admission to the dietetics profession.

Internship levels and their results will be recorded on students’ transcripts. Upon successful completion of both the degree program (meeting internship requirements) and the required internship levels, students will be granted a University certificate attesting to their successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
  •   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Science 
All Foods and Nutrition students who have completed the following required courses and achieved a grade of at least 75% in all Foods and Nutrition courses, and an overall average of 75%, will be eligible to apply for the program: Foods & Nutrition 111 Introductory Foods, Family Science 114 Families in Contemporary Society, Foods & Nutrition 211 & 212 Introductory Nutrition I & II, Foods & Nutrition 223 Determinants of Dietary Behaviour, Foods & Nutrition 321 Food Service Management, Foods & Nutrition 331 Research Methods, Foods & Nutrition 351 Nutritional Assessment, Chemistry 111 General Chemistry I, Chemistry 112 General,Chemistry II, Chemistry 243 Organic Chemistry, and Biology 131 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550-5.5]
Application Notes : The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI); evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test - 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test - 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB - 80; CanTEST - 4.5; CAEL - 60; Pearson Test of English - 58; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - Pre-1.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the Department Chair early in their program to discuss admission and course scheduling. Students interested in pursuing this option are also encouraged to seek relevant paid or unpaid work experience in the summer preceding application. A formal application for admission to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program is required. Students are eligible to apply following the first semester of their third year of the Foods and Nutrition program. Application forms are available from the department.

    A selection panel will determine student admissibility based upon academic performance, paid and unpaid work experience, motivation and personal suitability. Students meeting the admission criteria will be ranked and the top candidates will be interviewed. By the first week of February, the Program Coordinator will notify, in writing, all students interviewed as to the outcome of the process.

    Students accepted into the dietetic internship program must show evidence of all immunizations being up to date prior entering the program. As well, each student will be require to show proof of a completed criminal record check prior to the start date.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 July 28, 2022