2023-2024 Academic Year
Patricia (Patty) Williams, BScHEc in Foods/Nutrition with Co-Op & Dietetics Internship (MSVU), PhD (University of British Columbia), Professor and Director, Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Policy Change (2007-2017), Professor
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (BScAHN) prepares students for a wide choice of careers in nutrition and for the professional practice of dietetics. The programs use classroom, community service, and practice learning to develop an interdisciplinary knowledge core in nutrition as related to health, wellness and illness and their determinants. Through rich and varied experiential learning opportunities, students gain practical skills related to application and interpretation of knowledge. Faculty members maintain professional ties with society and grassroots community organizations, hospitals, community services, research organizations and businesses that enrich students’ educational experience through placements, research projects and other professional activities.
Please refer to sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admissions Requirements.
Admission of Mature Students
Please read section 18.104.22.168 Mature Admissions Policy carefully. Entrants under the mature admission policy are not admitted to a degree program until 3.0 units are completed. Students wishing to enter applied human nutrition should consult with the Department upon admission to the University to plan their sequence of courses.
Students who wish to transfer credits from another degree program at the Mount or another post-secondary institution should refer to section 22.214.171.124 Requirements for Transfer Students. While every effort will be made to accommodate transfer students into the program, students should realize that because professional programs are highly structured and require coursework to be taken in specified sequence, extended time may be needed to complete degree requirements. Students are urged to contact the Department as early as possible if a transfer is contemplated.
Students may apply to the Nutrition or Dietetics programs as described below. Application to the Internship Education Program is made during study in the Dietetics program. Application to the Food and Nutrition Practicum Program is made during study in either the BScAHN Nutrition or Dietetics programs.
Students in their final year of the BScAHN (Dietetics) may apply through Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) for a post-degree dietetic internship. Students may also choose to pursue a graduate studies degree in nutrition with a combined internship. See the graduate calendar for more information.
Admission is competitive for both the Internship Education and the Food and Nutrition Practicum programs.
To be able to participate in courses, including internships and the food and nutrition practicum, 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 including internships and the food and nutrition practicum, which have placements in health facilities and community organizations require a recent and currently valid Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.