Toronto Metropolitan University - School of Graduate Studies

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Nutrition Communication (MHSc - Accredited Practicum)

Toronto Metropolitan University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Community Services
Field of Study:Human Nutrition
Course Based:Yes
Length:18 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $10,428
National: $11,179


This first-of-its-kind program in Canada focuses on advanced communication and knowledge translation skills for interpreting scientific evidence and tailoring nutrition education and counselling for diverse audiences. Whether creating communication campaigns, counselling patients or engaging with the media, dietitians are Canadians’ most credible source of nutrition information. Our program will prepare you to apply the principles of adult education, accessibility, and universal instructional design in your everyday practice. Our flexible learning approach enables students to tailor their education to meet their professional development needs. The Accredited Practicum option is a professional program that prepares future dietitians for success in traditional and evolving career paths.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have: completion of a Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice accredited 4-year bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition or equivalent; a minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study; two independently completed and verifiable communication projects, e.g. reports, brochures, audio and/or video materials, visual arts and published papers; and post-secondary transcripts.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]
    Application Notes : If you have not completed two or more years, full-time, at a Canadian university or a university at which English was the primary language of instruction, or have not completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction, you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of the accepted examinations listed below. Scores are valid for two years from the test date. It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards. For exemption from this requirement, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * 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 October 04, 2022