Program Description

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Master of Applied Human Nutrition

Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition
 

Chair

Daphne Lordly, DEd (UniSA), MAHE (MSVU), PDt, FDC, Associate Professor

General Information

The Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition and the Master of Applied Human Nutrition programs will provide students with the opportunity for advanced level study in nutrition with an emphasis on issues related to community nutrition, food and human nutrition. The programs explore the theoretical foundations of nutrition through critical reflection on current research and practice within the discipline and drawing from other related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Students will normally have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, foods or related health professions, e.g., nursing, health education, pharmacy, with a minimum of a B average (GPA 3.0). Credit in the following undergraduate courses will normally be required: 0.5 unit applied statistics; 1.0 unit biochemistry; 1.0 unit physiology; 1.0 unit sociology, psychology or communications; 1.0 unit 3000-level and 1.0 unit 4000-level human nutrition.

Applicants must complete the Graduate Studies Application Package available online, from the Admissions Office or from the Department of Applied Human Nutrition, by January 31 for fall admission.

Programs

Students seeking registration as a professional dietitian must apply for the Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition and the Internship Education Program. To be considered for the Internship Education Program applicants must meet Dietitians of Canada (DC) undergraduate competencies. Please consult the Department of Applied Human Nutrition or DC (www.dietitians.ca) for information about acceptable undergraduate programs.

Students with an interest in aspects of community nutrition i.e. food security, participatory action research, are directed to the following web site for additional information
http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/appliedhumannutrition/FoodARC.aspx.

Immunization Requirement
To be able to participate in courses, including internships, which have placements or labs in health facilities it is necessary to have a physician complete a health screening form that verifies your immunization for contagious diseases. There is a fee for the immunization and your health plan may cover all or part of this cost. Please contact the Department for more information.

Criminal Records Check
Students are advised that certain courses and the internship which have placements in health facilities and community organizations require a recent and currently valid Criminal Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.

Master of Applied Human Nutrition

Program Requirements

The program will require completion of 5.0 units. Degree requirements may be completed on a part-time basis.

Required Courses
 ❏GAHN 66080.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 66010.5 unit
 ❏GFSG 66130.5 unit
 
 ❏1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit
GAHN 6600*
GAHN 6602*
GAHN 6607*
GAHN 6609*
GAHN 6616*
GAHN 6617*
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
*offered in alternate years
  
 ❏2.5 units of electives2.5 units

Note: Electives should be selected in consultation with the graduate studies advisor in accordance with the candidate’s chosen area of emphasis. Students may select courses listed under any Mount graduate programs (GAHN, GFSG, GCYS, GSLL, GEDU, etc.) or other university graduate programs. If selecting electives from other universities, students must obtain formal approval; see section 2.2.2 Authorized External Courses and Concurrent Registration.

Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition

Program RequirementsThe program will require completion of 5.0 units, which includes 3.5 units plus thesis (1.5 units). Degree requirements may be completed on a part-time basis.

Required Courses
 ❏GAHN 66080.5 unit
 ❏GAHN 66911.5 units
 ❏GEPY 66080.5 unit
 ❏GFSG 66130.5 unit
 
 ❏1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit
GAHN 6600*
GAHN 6602*
GAHN 6607*
GAHN 6609*
GAHN 6616*
GAHN 6617*
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
*offered in alternate years
  
 ❏1.0 unit of electives1.0 unit

Note: Electives should be selected in consultation with the graduate studies advisor in accordance with the candidate’s chosen area of emphasis. Students may select courses listed under any Mount graduate programs (GAHN, GFSG, GCYS, GSLL, GEDU, etc.) or other university graduate programs. If selecting electives from other universities, students must obtain formal approval; see section 2.2.2 Authorized External Courses and Concurrent Registration.

Internship Education Program

The Internship Education Program is open to individuals who are enroled in the Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition program and who wish to meet Dietitians of Canada (DC) education competencies. To be eligible for the Internship Education Program, students must be graduates of a DC accredited undergraduate program. Students apply to the internship at the time they apply for admission to the graduate program. Applicants may be interviewed prior to admission.

Following successful completion of all MScAHN program requirements and the internship education courses (NUTR 4501, 4502, and 4503), students will be eligible to write the national examination required by all provincial dietetic associations or colleges for registration as a professional dietitian. The Internship Education Program is completed as an addition to all graduate requirements; the internship education courses cannot be taken in place of elective courses.

Internship Education
Required courses for MScAHN listed above plus the following internship education courses:

 ❏NUTR 4501                 1.0 unit
 ❏NUTR 45021.0 unit
 ❏NUTR 45031.0 unit

There are three possible grades for internships:
  • P          Pass. Students continue to the next internship course
  • NCR    No credit repeat. Students must repeat the internship course and pass before continuing to the
                 next course. Normally a student may receive only one NCR grade and remain in the program.
  • F          Fail. A failing grade in an internship results in dismissal from the Integrated Internship Program
                (students may still complete the MScAHN)


Academic Note: This online web-based calendar is current, as of the senate meeting held 24-Feb-14 for the 2014-2015 academic year, and should be used for Summer/Fall registration purposes. The web-based calendar is updated once a month after each Senate session up until the final session of each academic year. Please be advised that the "Official" PDF 2014-2015 Academic Calendars will be available in May 2014.

 

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